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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 Distinguished School Program 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 -


    Acceptance Letter-
    In-coming 9th grade acceptance letters have been mailed. HTPA is open all next week March 21-25 from 8:00 am - 3:30pm


    PHBAO Conference-
    March 24, 2016 FROM 5:00 TO 7:00.

    Parents, this is your chance to speak to teachers about your child's grades. So, don't miss the opportunity. To set of a conference time e-mail the teacher directly.

    Teacher Emails


    Results of the 2015 School Experience Survey


    School Site Council-
    March 22, 2016; 5:00 P.M. Room U8 -



    Parents - Recognition of Student Achievement

    Parents please joins us April 1st. 11th and 12th grade will be recognized 11:00-12:45. 9th and 10th grade will be recognized at 9:15-10:20


    Parents and Students

    Smarter Balance Test will begin May 16th and end May 27th


    Parents and Students

    AP Test will begin May 2nd and end May 13th


    Congratulations - Clinton Branch is a Posse winner!




    "Parents; this month we are mailing you a copy of the LAUSD Title I Parent Involvement Policy, the HTPA Parent Involvement Policy, and the School-Home Compact. Please look for these items in your mailbox."



    Smarter Balance Test
    Congratulations HTPA students for their performance on the Smarter Balance test. Students scored at 92% for meeting and/or exceeding state standards on the ELA.


    Introducing Monarch Pride
    Harbor Teacher Pride Buck incentive program was created to reward students for positive behavior, responsibility, and work-ethic. To learn more or see who won - Click here

    College Tutoring-
    Spanish - Mon/Wed 3:15 - 4:45 Chemistry- Tues/Thurs 3:00 - 5:00 Health - Mon/Wed 3:15 - 4:45 Math - Library Mon 5:00-8:00 Wednesday 12:00 - 7:00

    Pep Rally-
    National Anthem played by Au'Taija Smith



    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


    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.


  • WASC

  • 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!