Prospective Students


Acceptance letters for the 2016-2017 school year will be mailed home by LAUSD beginning the third week of March.  



Our first MPA meeting is Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Evette and Johnny Knight.  Email [email protected] details.  



Who knows better how remarkable our educational program is than, you, our alumni? We gave you an awesome foundation, now help build on that for future generations.

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Freshman Orientation

Freshman Orientation is TUESDAY, August 9th @ 8:30 AM-1:30 PM.

Summer Assignments

Find out the summer assignment for your grade level, including incoming freshmen!

The Round-Up

Want to know what’s happening at the Land the week of April 25th? Check in for The Round-up.

Article of the Month

Read this month’s article from The Boston Globe, “At MIT, the Humanities are Just as Important as STEM.”

National Merit Award Winner!

Magnet Schools of America Honors Cleveland Humanities Magnet!


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    9th Grade

    In the context of a global perspective, students explore geography, the diversity of cultural expressions and the effects globalization has on nature, societies, and the individual. Students then apply this to the Australian Aboriginal, Mexican, South African and Chinese cultures. A major part of each unit is an emphasis on critical thinking and essay writing.

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    10th Grade

    Core 10 is, put simply, a survey of the development of Western Civilization, including the role of religion in all of these civilizations. We begin with the birth of Western thought in Greece and then analyze its progression up to and including the VERY EARLY Twentieth Century.

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    11th Grade

    “One of the fundamental questions of our day is whether the tradition of struggle…the struggle for decency and dignity, for freedom and democracy…can be preserved and expanded.” We will explore that struggle historically and personally as a way of preserving and expanding our identities as members of a democracy and of the larger human community.

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    12th Grade

    What is a human being? What can a human being know? We discuss the ideas of Montaigne, Shakespeare, Descartes, Hume, Marx, Darwin, Stendhal, Nietzsche, Freud, Sartre, Vonnegut, Ravitch, Foucault, Rorty, E.O. Wilson, Rousseau, Wordsworth, and Nussbaum, but we haven’t reached any definitive answers and expect students to come up with their own.