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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 24th in California and 196th 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.



    Activities Calendar -

    Outline School Calendar-



    Open House

    Thursday March 2, 2017 from 3:30 to 5:30.



    HTPA is proud to announce that our Decathlon team will be headed for State competition! more


    Construction -

    You are invited to join HTPA and LAUSD for a discussion regarding new construction The presentation will include an overview of demolition, safety, traffic, and site layout plans for the new HTPA the meeting will be held on Thursday March 2, 2017 at the Sea hawk Center from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.


    HTPA is excited to announce construction for the NEW HTPA building. Construction starts Wednesday, February 1, 2017. To accommodate the construction, fencing will be installed in part of our parking lot where students are dropped off. Please allow for extra timing dropping off your students to accommodate the change. Attached is a map off the parking lot with the expected changes. Map


    Parent / Student Survey -

    The School Experience Survey is an annual survey administered to all LAUSD schools. The survey reports give each school important insight into what staff, students and parents think about their school's learning environment



    Parent Involvement Policy and School Compact- These documents will mailed home on December 2, 2016. The documents were also e-mailed to all students and parents on November 17th. It can also be found on our HTPA website - More


    Year book - To purchase a year book by credit card please go to HTPA yearbook page - More


    Parent Meeting

    School Site Council- - Agenda Tuesday March 21st at 5:00 p.m., room U8.


    PTSA - Meeting has been moved to Tuesday March 21st at 6:00 p.m., room U8.



    HTPA is proud to announce that Amber Smith was awarded the State Farm Youth Advisory Board Service-Learning grant for the HTPA Teaching Project. 

    State Farm is committed to empowering students, promoting service learning, and impacting communities by granting HTPA seventy-five thousand dollars. Thank you to Amber Smith for doing such a great job!



    Scholarship Opportunities -

    University Tutor holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write a short essay in response to a monthly prompt. The submitted essays are reviewed by University Tutor staff at the end of the month and one winner is chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: Click



    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


    Congratulations - Kaci Wakuta for winning the Elaine Lopez Scholarship!



    Briana Eure and Clinton Branch won the Mr. Kelly Award.

    Results of the 2015 School Experience Survey


    School Site Council-
    September 22, 2016; 6:00 P.M. Seahawk Center-



    Parents - Recognition of Student Achievement

    Parents please joins us November 4th. 11th and 12th grade will be recognized 11:00-12:45. 9th and 10th grade will be recognized at 1:30


    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


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....


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!