A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE

SMALL LEARNING COMMUNITIES (SLCs) & MAGNET PROGRAMS

WELCOME TO

WOODROW WILSON

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

HOW THE SLCs AND MAGNET PROGRAMS WORK

WHAT IS IT?

 

When students first enroll at WHS they are given the option to “choose” their Small Learning Community (SLC) based on their thematic interest. Similar to how large universities are formed by individual colleges, SLCs allow for an avenue for students to learn more about various careers within their thematic classes via a more personalized approach.

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The Magnet Programs are Court-Ordered voluntary integration opportunities available to students in grades K-12 living within the LAUSD boundaries. Currently, there are 260 Magnet Programs located throughout the District. All District students, including English Learners, Special Education and Gifted/Talented are encouraged to apply.

WHY AT WILSON HS?

 

Research continues to show that small schools/small learning communities have the necessary elements to counteract the inherent negative effects of poverty and poor academic achievement for low-income and/or students of color.  Such elements include opportunities for stakeholders to develop their own distinct identity, value, and purpose via

community service learning projects through partnerships with outside agencies where they are also offered various internships and career pathways that will prepare them in a 21st century global society.

HOW WE WORK TOGETHER

 

Wilson embraces a vision of bringing together academic rigor with enhanced relevance, differentiated instruction, and depth of learning framed within our school cornerstones, IB and AVID.  In this way, Wilson is committed to providing an instructional program which ensures that students develop skills and knowledge for engaging in intellectual work across disciplines/subject matter AND preparation for the global economy of the 21century.  We are committed to succeeding at developing our students in a holistic manner within a framework that is tangible and culturally responsive, hence, our intricate and balanced use of SLCs and Magnet programs.

 

WILSON HIGH SCHOOL'S COMMUNITIES REVOLVE AROUND YOU

With approximately 2,100 students entering WHS any given day, we wanted a way to make your high school experience feel more personal and approachable. As a WHS student, you’ll be assigned to either one of the school’s four Small Learning Communities (SLCs) or two Magnet Programs that have their own traditions, culture, and general education requirements.  We do things a little differently than other high schools, so you'll be free to pursue your interests and passions no matter which SLC or Magnet you attend. This approach gives you the unique opportunity to live and study alongside people with diverse interests, backgrounds and educational paths.

 

WILSON HIGH SCHOOL'S 2 SLCs AND 3 MAGNETS

VISIT EACH PROGRAM TO FIND OUT MORE

HEART

FOLLOW YOUR HEART.

 

STAMP

Entrepreneurship – Groundbreaking – Compassionate

Cultivating scholars for 21st century challenges.

Scholastic Opportunity

Acquire practical knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience to prepare for success in business and/or computer ventures and further study in business, computer science, or medical fields.

Community and Tradition

Celebrate with us at our annual Awards Assembly and explore the STAMP field with field trips to medical and STEM related places.

AFA

Vision – Beauty – Talent

Become a well-rounded thinker and leader by stimulating your imagination and quenching your thirst for knowledge at the Academy of Fine Arts SLC.

Scholastic Opportunity

Our objectives are two-fold: first, support the A-G requirement for college admission, by integrating the visual and performing arts theme through an interdisciplinary approach; second, promote the arts as an essential part of life by connecting the arts to student life experiences and global issues. AFA will include students of every grade level from the regular and special education populations of the school.

Community and Tradition

Make new friends and try new things in a community where self-expression and enthusiasm rule. Get down and colorful at our annual Art Festival featuring our community of artist and their chalk creations.  Also, come and rock out at semi-annual Music Celebration performed by our very own students and faculty.  Whether you're into Rock n' Roll, EDM, or Hip-Hop, we've got just the note for you!

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ART, MATH & URBAN PLANNING (STEAM-UP)

Discovering nature that gets you moving.

 

Conservation – Innovation – Exploration

In partnership with the Natural Resources conservation service, the local community of El Sereno, and Woodrow Wilson High School, The Environmental Science Academy will scholastically prepare students to excel in major academic career areas that will direct students to professional careers. The Environmental Science Academy is one of California Partnership Academies. It is a partnership between Woodrow Wilson High School, of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the students and parents in the community of El Sereno and its many business partners.

Scholastic Opportunity

A joint venture of two California Partnership Academies:  Natural Resources and Environmental Science Academy (ESA) and the Transportation Careers Academy Program (TCAP) that focuses on environmental issues in our urban setting and in the transportation industry with a STEM focus.

Community and Tradition

Make new friends and try new things in a community where self-expression and enthusiasm rule. Get down and colorful at our annual Art Festival featuring our community of artist and their chalk creations.  Also, come and rock out at semi-annual Music Celebration performed by our very own students and faculty.  Whether you're into Rock n' Roll, EDM, or Hip-Hop, we've got just the note for you!

FIREFIGHTER MAGNET (FM)

Operate ethically with integrity through teamwork.

 

Service – Integrity – Trust

The Firefighter Magnet will provide exceptional Fire Protection and Emergency Medical learning experiences by being metric driven, technologically sophisticated and community focused while reflecting the people we serve.

Scholastic Opportunity

The Fire Academy offers a pathway to a career in fire service and EMT/EMS.  Students will obtain career ready certifications in the following:  First Aid Certified, Compression Only CPR Certified, Teen C.E.R.T. and C.P.A.T Certified.  All magnet programs provide education within public service with a holistic approach towards meeting magnet students’ long term career and academic goals.

Community and Tradition

The Wilson High School Fire / EMS Magnet Academy offers the opportunity for students to learn about a career in the Fire Service with the Los Angeles City Fire Department.  Life learning opportunity with hands on experience to develop the skills, knowledge and abilities to prepare and understand what is required to become a Los Angeles City Firefighter.

LAW MAGNET (LM)

Building relationships and creating change.

 

Leadership – Wisdom – Equity

Learn how to become a civic agent through a variety of law classes and field trips that will put you int he middle of all the legal action.

Scholastic Opportunity

The Administration of Law and Justice Academy offers pathways to careers in the legal profession.  Students will have opportunities to learn about the legal system and build mentorships with legal professionals.  All magnet programs provide education within public service with a holistic approach towards meeting magnet students’ long term career and academic goals.

Community and Tradition

Designed to provide opportunities for students to explore the vast array of professional careers related to Administration of Justice and Law.  In our working courtroom, students participate as jurors in actual juvenile trials.  This was the first “Teen Court” in the nation.  Students receive mentors who are lawyers and judges.  Students are also involved in competitive Mock Trial and debate clubs.

POLICE ACADEMY MAGNET (PAM)

Quality through continuous improvement.

 

Attitude – Effort – Success

Become a well-rounded thinker and leader by stimulating your imagination and quenching your thirst for knowledge at the Academy of Fine Arts SLC.

Scholastic Opportunity

The Police Academy offers pathways to a career in law enforcement.  Students will be prepared in all aspects to apply for Law Enforcement Academies.  All magnet programs provide education within public service with a holistic approach towards meeting magnet students’ long term career and academic goals.

Community and Tradition

MStudents in the Police Academy Magnet can look forward to a structured, disciplined, college preparatory curriculum with an emphasis on morality, ethics and community service. They also participate in physical training.  The Police Academy Magnet sponsored by the Los Angeles Police Department prepares students for both college and police academy entrance.  This academy is specifically for students interested in exploring the wide variety of career opportunities in law enforcement.

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Mission Statement

The mission of Wilson High School and El Sereno Middle School is to empower all students with the skills and knowledge to become compassionate, inquisitive, principled young people who create a more peaceful world through global awareness, critical thinking, and a commitment to action and service.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to create an academically rigorous school of international merit where all stakeholders function as a cohesive and collaborative learning community to ensure that all students succeed as knowledgeable, ethical and caring citizens of the world.

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