Palisades Elementary Charter School is an affiliated charter school within the Los Angeles Unified School District.…More Along with standard subjects, the school offers the Children's Music Workshop program, giving students musical instrument instruction from professional music teachers. Some students from the program get the chance to perform at the All Schools Honor Orchestra at UCLA. The Palisades Enrichment Program at the school raises funds to support the computer lab, music program, yard supervision, science fair, art instruction, the Discovery Garden, drama, environmental lessons and physical education.
The school uses the Tribes program as a process of learning that promotes healthy growth of students. Community service is also an important part of the Palisades Elementary curriculum, encouraging students to learn social responsibility. After school, students can participate in the STAR enrichment program, which provides additional instruction and activities in specialized subjects and gives children time for homework.
Marquez Elementary School is chartered with the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide education to students…More in kindergarten through 5th grade. The school stretches along Marquez Avenue and features an upper yard for grades 2-5, a central patio for the administration, the library and kindergarten and 1st grade, and the lower area for playgrounds and athletic fields.
The curriculum follows California standards while using creative teaching strategies and enrichment programs, including art, music, drama, special projects and computer instruction. The STAR program offers after-school activities and studies. Marquez Charter also participates in California's Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program, which provides special learning opportunities for qualified students. The school is financially supported by many local businesses and individuals, and it is recognized as a California Distinguished School.