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La Tijera TK-8 Academy of Excellence Charter School (TK-8)
1415 N. La Tijera Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90302
Phone: 310-680-5260

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La Tijera TK-8 Academy of Excellence Charter School is a popular community school serving students in grades TK-8. Located in a quiet residential area of west Inglewood, the school’s reputation for a safe, well-rounded program annually draws a waiting list of prospective students in addition to its neighborhood enrollment.

One of the hallmarks of the La Tijera TK-8 Academy of Excellence Charter School curriculum is technology education. Students regularly use and apply state-of-the-art technology in computer classes taught by La Tijera TK-8 Academy of Excellence Charter School highly-qualified computer teacher. TK-1st grade students use iPads as an introduction to technology and and as a tool to sharpen their primary academic skills using teacher approved apps. 6-8th grade classes have the opportunity to used Chromebooks in their classrooms for research and for individual or school projects.

La Tijera TK-8 Academy of Excellence Charter School is the first middle school in the district to offer a comprehensive AVID program—a statewide college preparatory program designed to help students prepare for and succeed in college. In 2005, La Tijera TK-8 Academy of Excellence Charter School began offering 7th and 8th grade AVID classes.  Currently, AVID is utilized in 5th – 8th grade classes.  Our goal is to become a schoolwide AVID academy that encourages rigorous activities, 2 and 3 column note taking and promoting metacognitive individualized learning for all TK- 8th grade students.

Student activities include interscholastic football, basketball, soccer, cheerleading, intramural sports for 6th-8th graders, weight training, chorus, a girls’ and boys’ self-esteem group (Ladies and Kings of Majesty), the “Tiger Times” student newspaper, yearbook committee, Student Council, Peer Mediators, Career Day, and a 8th grade trips to Washington and abroad.   La Tijera TK-8 Academy of Excellence Charter School enjoys strong support from the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and the Associated Student Body (ASB).