WHAT: L.A. Unified leaders will join students at Vintage Math/Science/Technology Magnet as they celebrate the National Blue Ribbon Award won by the school for its progress in closing the achievement gap.
Vintage, a schoolwide magnet, draws its students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. With a focus on science, technology and math, Vintage offers hand-on learning activities and a cross-cultural curriculum designed to equip its 800 students with 21st century skills.
Awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Blue Ribbon honor affirms the hard work of administrators, teachers, students and parents. Vintage is among the 342 schools nationwide recognized this year with Blue Ribbon honors. Another winning L.A. Unified school, Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy, plans to hold its celebration in January.
WHO: School Board Member Scott M. Schmerelson
Chief Academic Officer Dr. Frances Gipson
Local District Superintendent Joseph Nacorda
Student Integration Services Executive Director Keith Abrahams
Vintage Magnet Principal Nancy Williams-Mourao
Vintage Magnet students
WHEN: 8 to 8:50 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17
WHERE: Vintage Math/Science/Technology Magnet
15848 Stare St.
North Hills 91343
Contact: Barbara Jones 213-241-6766
Day of event 213-219-7982