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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 24rd 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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    Parent Meeting

    Title One - Agenda

    School Site Council - Agenda

     

     

     

    Congratulations

    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!

     

    L.A. Harbor Area College Fair

    September 17, 2016 at 8:00am to 1pm at California State University, Dominguez Hills. All students are invited and over 40

     

    Student Make-up Pictures-

    Make-up pictures for grades 9 thru 11, will be taken in the office on Friday September 23, at 8:30 am.

     

    5 Week Progress Report Card
    Progress reports will be given out to the students by Friday September 16, 2016.

     

    Title One Meeting
    Thursday September 22, at the Seahawk Center from 5:30 to 6:00 pm. Election for two parent positions will be held.


    The School Site Council meeting will be held Tuesday October 11 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in room U8

     

    Back to School
    Thursday September 22, from 6:20 to 7:30 p.m.
    Parents, this is your chance to meet and talk to your child’s teachers

     

    Senior Meeting
    Parents, information regarding Senior Graduation, fees, and college will be held on Thursday September 22, at the Seahawk Center from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.

     

    PSAT
    PSAT test will be held Wednesday October 19, 2016.
    9th Graders need to pay $17 to take the test. Payment is due September 30th to Ms. Armstrong (Must be paid in cash)

     

    PHBAO Conference-
    October 20, 2016 FROM 3:30 TO 5:30

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

     

     

     

    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

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    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!

     

     

    Congratulations
    Briana Eure and Ckinton Branchwon the Mr. Kelly Award.

    Results of the 2015 School Experience Survey

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    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!