Prospective Students

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The enrollment window for the 2014-2015 school year is October 1-November 15, 2014.  Sign-up for a tour and see why there is no place like CORE!  

Parents

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The MPA meeting originally scheduled for December 17, 2014 has been cancelled since the Gatsby Dinner Party for 11th graders and their families is the same evening.  Our next  MPA meeting is Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in Room E10. Our guest speaker is Cleveland Principal Cindy Duong.  Please join us for updates from the […]

Alumni

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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.

Latest News

Coordinator’s COREner (December 15-19)

Read this week’s “Coordinator’s COREner” for end of the semester information and updates.

LAUSD Magnet School Guide

The deadline for applying to LAUSD Magnet programs is November 14, 2014! This guide will help.

Volunteers Needed

We have a new system to capture all those interested in volunteering to help the Magnet!

The Getty Artist Project

Read about our participation in the Getty Artist Project featuring acclaimed artist Barbara Kruger.

The Hamlet Experience is Fully Funded!

In order to enrich our Magnet curriculum, we are asking your help with our fourth annual Hamlet Experience.

Academics

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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.