Hard work is a labor of love for Acadeca’s Coach of the Year

Hard work is a labor of love for Acadeca’s Coach of the Year

The Academic Decathlon team from the Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences shows off its trophies and medals. From left, Richard Diaz, Erandi Rubi, Justin Hogarth, Allen Cuellar, Juan Velasco, Coach Maria Guerra, Team Manager Elizabeth Agazaryan, Heriberto Guzman, Iman...
Girls academy honors Michelle King at inaugural ‘LaunchHerFuture’ breakfast

Girls academy honors Michelle King at inaugural ‘LaunchHerFuture’ breakfast

Above: From left, Girls academy students Leila Shiva, Emily Amador-Menzie, Jessica Sinnathamby and Zelda Moriwaki celebrate sisterhood at L.A. Unified’s first all-female STEM academy, now in its second year. The Girls Academic Leadership Academy – California’s first...
Boys Academy celebrating growth and brotherhood in inaugural year

Boys Academy celebrating growth and brotherhood in inaugural year

Above: With encouragement from Principal Donald Moorer, seventh-grader Ze’Rion Rivera adds water to a ‘tree of life,’ part of a morning ritual designed to promote positivity, growth and reflection.  The first-ever boys academy in L.A. Unified is now...
Fairfax High students drive progress as L.A. Metro moves westward

Fairfax High students drive progress as L.A. Metro moves westward

Above: From left, freshman Marianne Gutierrez, teacher Fréda Antoine, senior Valerie Castro and freshman Tiffany Pamilar celebrate making the finals in the Purple Line extension naming contest. Three Fairfax High School students are playing a role in the history of...