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Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy is ranked #3 out of 978 among all LAUSD Core Waiver schools and ranked 1st among all high schools

  • Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy was recognized with this prestigious award because of our rigorous academic expectations for all students. These expectations are based on California state-adopted standards, regular and systematic monitoring of student progress through a variety of assessments, a strong core curriculum, highly qualified and caring teachers, and strong professional development.
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  • U.S. News and World Report have classified Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy as one of the best high schools in California and the nation. We ranked 23rd in California and 141th in the United States.

  • The National Title I Association has been selecting examples of superior Title I school programs for national recognition through the National Title I Distinguished Schools program since 1966. In 2010, Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy was selected as a National One Distinguished School based on Exceptional Student Performance for Two or More Consecutive Years.

    This award recognizes schools that demonstrate a wide array of strengths, including team approaches to teaching and learning, focused professional development opportunities for staff, individualized programs for student success and strong partnerships between the school, parents, and the community. What make these schools especially extraordinary are the documented student achievement gains that have resulted from their innovations.



    School Calendar -


    School starts Tuesday August 18th.


    Zero period will be Monday thru Thursday, with a start time of 7:00 am. Zero period will not meet Fridays


    Students who want to form a club must submit an application by September 1st - Application


    Lunch Application
    All students at HTPA are expected to fill out the lunch application. Students who qualify for free or reduce lunch will receive several benefits, AP test $5, free SAT/ACT test registration, and free college application

    Please click - Application


College Fair - California State University's upcoming Super Saturday College Fair August 8th from 8:30 to 12:30.  For more information - Click

    9th thru 11th grade will be taking pictures on August 5th. 10th grade pictures will be from 9:00-10:30, 11th grade pictures will be from 10:30-12:00, and 9th grade pictures will be from 12:00 to 2:00

    Picture Packet - Prices


    Tyler Cobb won the Elaine Lopez Scholarship $10,000.

    Morgan Turner and Miguel Hernandez won the Mr. Kelly Award.


Congratulations HTPA- HTPA has received the Gold Ribbon Award and is a Title One Academic Achieving School!


Gold Ribbon - A new program for 2015-2016 which honors some of California's outstanding public schools. Schools that are selected demonstrate exemplary achievements in implementing state standards in priority areas. The committee will visit HTPA Monday March 30 for a site validation. In April the winners of the Gold Ribbon will be announced


Congratulations HTPA Academic Decathlon -

LOS ANGELES - Eleven academic decathlon teams including HTPA, from the Los Angeles Unified School District will travel to Sacramento to compete in the 2015 California Academic Decathlon contest, scheduled for March 19-22. More....

Common Core State Standards -HTPA uses CCSS to drive the instructional practices of our teachers.  Teachers lead high-level, text-based, in-class discussions to promote critical thinking among all students.  Teachers ensure that all students are engaged using project-based assignments and purposeful, productive groups.  The higher-order thinking skills that are required of HTPA students have been derived from Costa's Levels of Questioning.  Teachers use this source to lead inquiry-based discussions such as Socratic Seminars where students construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. More....

TUTORING H.S. MATH CLASSES- If your child mathematic grade in H.S. is a "C" or lower, he/she is required to attend mandatory Tutoring Session on Saturday from 9:00 - 1:00 pm.

January 24, February 7, March 21, March 28, April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16


TUTORING for College Classes- Spanish -Monday and Wednesday room U8 from 3:15 -4:45

Music - Tuesday and Thursday room U9 from 3:15-4:45

Health - Tuesday and Thursday room U7 from 3:15-4:45

Math: Mon -Fri until 8:00 pm, first floor of the library (for college math classes)

Lunch Application Parents please complete the Online lunch application. Students who qualify for free or reduce lunch also qualify for SAT/ACT fee reduction, AP test fee reduction, PSAT test fee reduction, and College application fee reduction. Click here

Congratulations - HTPA has been recognized for the Core Waiver Reward School.


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  • WASC visited our campus in the spring of 2014. Our staff worked hard to ensure that our school program continues to be data driven and focused on a systematic cycle of continuous improvement. HTPA received a 6 year accreditation! Congratulations!

  • API
    Congratulations teachers, staff and students on your API score of 921. Due to your hard work, commitment to academic excellence and perseverance, HTPA is the shining star of the South bay!