June 11, 2023
Dear Students, Parents, and Staff,
Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year at Gardena High School!
Friday, August 11, 2023 is the first day back to school.
WE are excited to continue improving teaching and learning and student support to meet our goals:
Graduation A-G 'C' or Better, and
Proficiency for All.
WE are committed to the LAUSD Core Beliefs and will approach our goals by:
1. Incorporating and Evaluating Instructional Practices,
2. Implementing Equitable Grading and Culturally Responsive Instruction, and
3. Developing Academy and Magnet School Pathways.
OUR high expectations for teaching and learning will infuse socio-emotional learning into the curriculum and hold students accountable for their actions through restorative justice, allow us to reflect and change our practice if a student is not making standards progress, and help build our students 21st Century “super skills” by incorporating effective instructional practices:
Discussion techniques and student participation to ensure all students share their thinking,
Standards-based activities to engage students, and
Feedback that will move student learning forward.
OUR Panther PRIDE will be intentional and focused on the right conditions and support, honoring individual variation in learning styles, meeting the students where they are to accelerate achievement, and communicating learning intention, relevance, and success:
What am I learning today?
How will I know that I have learned it?
Our academy and Magnet School pathways will continue to link learning to college and career, prepare all students to be adaptable, effective communicators, self-advocates, and open-minded and ethical, and in the near future, give more opportunities for work-based learning and college enrollment during high school.
We look forward to partnering with you to continue "Breaking Ground for the Future."
Please visit the school website gardenashs.org regularly for information, upcoming events, news, and acknowledgments.
In Service & Leadership,
Frank Davies | Principal
Gardena High School