Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy is ranked #3 out of 978 among Title One Schools in the CORE

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  • Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy has the National Distinction of being a No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School. This award honors schools that are models of excellence and equity, that demonstrate a strong commitment to educational excellence for all students, and that achieve high academic standards.
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  • 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 15th in California and 100th 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.



Advisory Winners! -

Thank you advisory’s! HTPA collected a record amount of items for the LAUSD homeless program.
1st place winner McElroy
2nd place Amber Smith
3rd place Mr. Lam

Title One /SSC meeting - Scheduled for November 18th at 5:00, room U8 - Agenda

PTSA Meeting - Scheduled for October 28th at 5:00 - 6:30, room U8. The meeting will cover A thru G  requirements. Philice McElroy will present the NEW class requirements to graduate!

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)

Parent Teacher Conference- From 4:00 to 6:00 pm, Thursday October 23, at HTPA. All parents are welcome and encouraged to meet with teachers; appointments are not necessary.

Parents who still wish to make an appointment with a specific teacher, please contact the teacher via e-mail directly or send a note.

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College Awareness- October is college awareness month. Please wear college gear every Friday in the month of October. Show your support for your favorite college! Friday October 24, will be College Career Day.

Harbor ween- Friday October 31 is HTPA anual halloween dance. Tickets are on sale now for $10

Application Process - Saturday December 6, HTPA will hold an orientation on the application process. For more information - Click

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.

    Chidi Oduma won the Elaine Lopez Scholarship $10,000.

Josephine Akingbulu & Alex Kwaq who won the Gates Millennium Scholarship

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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! Congradulations!

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    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!