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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.



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    Talent Show -

    HTPA students performed their first talent show on Friday April 21, 2017. To watch their performance - click


Monitor student’s attendance and final grades

Update emergency telephone numbers

Track student’s progress towards completion of graduation requirements

Connect with the classroom teacher

Track progress of English

And much more!

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    The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
    Bring in this flyer or show a digital copy and 15% of your purchase will be donated to HTPA on Thursday April 27, 2017. The participating location is 1307 Sepulveda Blvd. Torrance, CA 90501. Flyer


    SSC Meeting
    Tuesday May 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm in room U8


    PTSA Meeting
    Tuesday May 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm in room U8


    Please follow the link for information about our new State Accountability System, California School Dashboard.  There is an informational video that addresses the upcoming Coffee with the Superintendent meetings and the California Dashboard. The link to the website video is as follows: http://achieve.lausd.net/ldsouth


    SRLA team completed the LA Marathon. Celebrate this great accomplishment: Miray Girgis,Victor Jimenez, Evir Jolo, Natalie Martinez, Jedrick Sisson, Reem Bardan, Yailanis Cruz, Yairis Cruz, Daniel Vega, Hector Rodriguez, Vanessa Sigala, Mary Razo, and Mathew Suzuki


    The LA Challenge team placed 2nd overall at our competition on Saturday! The team has been actively trying to solve hidden hunger in our community. We will continue to do great work on this issue! Please congratulate our team if you see them: Matthew Suzuki, Rachel Kwak, Chestan James, Vanessa Sigala, Erin Montoya, Cassandra Wood, Carmen Raya, Sedona Gallardo, and Eden Delos Santos. more




    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



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


    Parent Meeting

    School Site Council- - Agenda Tuesday May 9th at 5:00 p.m., room U8.


    PTSA - Meeting has been moved to Tuesday May 9th 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!


    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



    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

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!