Los Alisos Middle School serves as a learning community where students are challenged and are engaged in rigorous academics through a standards-based curriculum. We have a strong team of dedicated individuals who provide a welcoming environment where the top priorities are academic achievement and a safe and nurturing school. Our school program is designed to assist adolescents in making successful transitions from elementary to middle school, and one that prepares them for the challenges of high school and beyond.
Our Similar School State Ranking increases from a 9 to a 10. The state ranks schools across the state based on similar student demographics and populations and 10 is highest ranking. Our API is upward bound 786, growing 19 points for 2010-11 and we are anxiously awaiting our scores for 2011-12. We plan our curriculum, instruction, assessments, and staff development to meet the needs of all our students. We hold both staff and students accountable for their work, as we provide instruction that meet or exceed State standards. We are anxiously waiting for the state release of the CST and API scores.
Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) - Los Alisos offers a transition program tosupport our incoming students. WEB is a great program that is designedto assist 6th grade students in the transition from elementary to middleschool. To do this, 8th grade students become WEB leaders as well as rolemodels for the incoming 6th grade students.
We are proud of our AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program. AVID is a college-readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges. This is our third year having AVID elective classes and now we are implementing schoolwide AVID Strategies so that all students can benefit.
Los Alisos's Math, Science, and Technology Magnet Program had a successful year. Our Magnet Program is geared to motivate students to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). We have partnered with USC and Project Lead the Way (PLTW). A team from our Magnet program competed at the USC MESA Robotic Challenge and received 3rd Place Overall and 1st place Best Academic Display. We are very proud of the team's accomplishments and appreciate the coaches for the support. For the 2012-2013 school year over 250 students applied, interviewed and were accepted in the Magnet Program, and we look forward to another wonderful year.
Intervention opportunities are offered to all students who need extra support in order to achieve academic proficiency. Students can also participate in our athletic teams: track and field, cross-country, volleyball,football, soccer, basketball, softball and cheerleading. Students are also offered a variety of enrichment activities that include: Academic Pentathlon, Band, Orchestra, Guitar, Leadership/ASB, Science Camp and GATE opportunities.
We invite parents to become involved at Los Alisos by volunteering, joining parent groups such as, PTSA, SDMC and ELAC. Visit our Website regularly to access information about the school, programs and activities. Our school community operates on the belief that all students can achieve!Remember, “College is not a dream. It is a Plan”
Dr. Gloria M. Jimenez