Long Beach California Academy of Mathematics and Science
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A list of the nation’s most challenging high schools released by the Washington Post includes seven schools in the Long Beach Unified School District.
The 2012 rankings include schools that surpass 91 percent of other high schools nationwide in terms of their ability to offer rigorous college prep courses.
LBUSD’s California Academy of Mathematics and Science has won America’s top honor for public and private schools, according to a news release Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Education. CAMS is among 304 National Blue Ribbon Schools announced by U.S.
Jordan High joins the Newsweek list for the first time.
Breaking its own record again, the Long Beach Unified School District now boasts an all-time high of eight schools on Newsweek’s annual listing of America’s Top High Schools.
Donations from two separate sources will go to enhance the education of students at Wilson Classical High School and the California Academy of Match and Science (CAMS). Each school will receive a total of $100,000.
Alum Provides $100K to Support Music at Wilson
Wilson Classical High School band members will benefit from a donation by Wilson alum Janet McKenzie, who is supporting the school’s music program, including the establishment of a music room.
On Wednesday, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell announced 33 California public schools nominated for the 2011 national Blue Ribbon Schools Program. The list submitted to the U.S. Department of Education had 8 Los Angeles County schools including Long Beach Unified’s California Academy of Mathematics and Science.
Scholarships and other monetary awards earned by graduating seniors in the Long Beach Unified School District this year exceed $51 million, far surpassing last year’s record of $40 million.
The new record also represents a significant increase from the $18 million earned by local high school graduates just three years ago.
Six Long Beach Unified School District high schools are listed among Newsweek’s 2009 rankings of America’s Top High Schools.
Making a repeat appearance on the list are Avalon, the California Academy of Mathematics and Science, Polytechnic High School, Wilson Classical High School and Millikan High School.