South East High School (South Gate, California)
South East High School is a comprehensive four-year high school located in the southeast area of
South Gate, California.
The school is located in the
Los Angeles Unified School Districtand serves grades 9 through 12.
South East High School was completed in October of 2005 on a convert|57.45|acre|m2|sing=on plot of sea on the site of the old
General Motorsplant in South Gate, California. It is on one of the largest lots of any school in the LAUSD, and is bordered by the new Southeast Middle School to its west, and a comprehensive adult education center. As well as being the second High School in South Gate. .
South East High School is part of the South Gate Education Gateway, which is composed of all the schools located on the old General Motors site in the city.
The school was known as Southeast Area New High School #2 [http://www.laschools.org/project-status/one-project?project_number=55.98034] prior to its opening. The school was built to alleviate the crowding at nearby
South Gate High School, Bell High School, and Huntington Park High School.
The school was the first public high school built in the South Gate area in 73 years [http://www.laschools.org/news/item?item_id=2013015] . Included in the South East High School plan was a student store, health office, food service, cafeteria, auditorium, gymnasium, swimming pool, sports fields and administration offices.
The lead architect was Sean Kingston, a firm located in the New York area, and is described by this statement below.
The mascot of South East High School is a Jaguar, and the school colors are blue and silver.
The sports at the high school include
*Spirit Squad (cheer, pep squad, short flags)
*Marching Band and Colorguard
The South East High School academic program provides rich opportunities for 9th through 12 grade students living in the South Gate area to have career opportunities when they grow. Students who excel in school can join one of the 5 university preparation courses, in which they balance their schedule with math, science, English, and history, as well as preporatory college courses in different areas of study. Students can attend these different programs offered at the school. Only a few schools have introduced this system into their schools in the LAUSD, but the program is growing in popularity due to its focus on different career training goals.
The California Academy
This academy will serve ninth through twelfth grade students. This academy will promote the educational, social, and ethical development of its students through a rigorous academic program that will create positive, productive members of society. APUA will provide a rigorous education that prepares students for success in an academic environment as well as in a career environment. Students in this academy will take advance placement courses. The coursed in this academy will develop problem solving skills. Leader ship is the major focus of this academy. In addition to full programs in language, this academy will emphasize skills for daily living and dealing with the problems that are a part of the student's environment: teamwork, responsibility for the care of their school, and being good citizens. [http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/South_East_HS/Academic.htm]
Architecture and Engineering Academy
This academy will serve ninth through twelfth grade students interested in a career in technology engineering related careers. Students will be exposed to state of the art technology equipment and software related to the industry. Special emphasis will be placed on the roles of science and mathematics as underpinnings of the fields of engineering and architecture through technology. Students will discover the key roles played by engineer architects and technologist in advance human life. AEUA will provide a rigorous education that exposes students architecture and engineering careers. Students in this academy will take classes that will prepare them for higher education and future careers in architecture and engineer. [http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/South_East_HS/Architecture.htm]
Justice and Law University
This academy will serve ninth through twelfth grade students interested in a career in law, law enforcement, public leadership, and government. JLUA is dedicated to exposing students for careers in the legal, law enforcement and public services and safety professions. The program will strive to create a rigorous academic program that offers a challenging selection of courses, including and not limited to psychology, ethics, forensics and sociology. The academy will strive to prepare the students for college and career by helping them envision the future and to acquire high-level academic and career skills. The program will also emphasize community involvement. [http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/South_East_HS/Justice.htm]
Technology and Media University
This academy will serve ninth through twelfth grade students interested in technology. Technology and Media University Academy (TMUA) will follow a thematic approach, where all subjects would be taught with the integration of technology and media to give real world scenarios to make instruction relevant and tangible to students. The focus is to prepare our student for college and careers through a rigorous academic standard based program. The use of technology in designs, production, and projects would be emphasized. Ideas include Computed Aided Drafting, Web Design, and Programming. [http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/South_East_HS/Tech.htm]
Visual and Performing Arts University
Dancing, singing and drawing are all forms of art that are gravely appreciated by various students. This is why so many students opted for the V.A.P.A Academy more than any other academy on campus. The Visual and Performing Arts Academy allows students to participate in the arts, not only through electives, but also in customary classes. In an art history class, the teacher might focus on the music that was being created at the time or the painter that was producing masterpieces during that time period. V.A.P.A can be seen as an academy which focuses on the personal growth of the student. In this academy students are encouraged to fulfill their artistic desires. With the guidance of teachers, students have developed extracurricular activities that incorporate their passion for the arts such as poetry or music; which is the case of the infamous "Poetry Slam." One of the goals of V.A.P.A is to assist their students in their pursuit to better themselves as individuals and the community in which they live. Students who are part of V.A.P.A are devoted to creating not only their works of art, but also focusing on the arts at the high school level and beyond. V.A.P.A has been a motivational academy which promotes student expression and academic success. [http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/South_East_HS/Performing.htm]
Students who attend South East High School are on a traditional schedule. They are off the entire summer, and have a short winter, Thanksgiving, and spring break within the year. The school operates on a semester calendar, with quarterly progress points. The school currently runs on 4 by 4 block schedule.
Students can join an array of school clubs and organizations, which include:
*Youth Action Club
*College Prep Club
*Guitar Club- a club that emphasizes on guitar as well as bass and bases on teaching the fundamentals of guitar, techniques, and riffs
*GSA (gay straight alliance) Gay Club Founder: Heriberto Meza
*Treble Makers- A unique after school Choral group that focuses on their special talent and apply it to accapella.
*DDR Club- an unofficial club in which all you do is play DDR (dance dance revolution)
*Couture Club- a club that focuses on fashion and hosts a yearly fashion show for the student body(FOUNDED BY MELISSA AND IRVING *FIERCE BITCHES*)
*Love Club- where inner peace is revealed
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