The Los Angeles Unified School District board agreed Tuesday to create an all-girls high school with a science, technology, engineering and math curriculum.
“It is clear that within our district, our female student population is underserved in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” Superintendent Ramon Cortines said. “Not only will this new school help our students discover their potential, think critically and develop important intellectual skills, it will also prepare them for college and beyond.”
The school — the Girls Academic Leadership Academy, Los Angeles, will be located on the campus of Los Angeles High School.
It will open in the 2016-17 school year with grades six and nine, but will add one grade level each year, operating as a complete high school in time for its first graduating class in 2020, according to the district.
“This will be an exciting opportunity for girls in the district, offering them a supportive environment to become leaders in the field of science, technology, engineering and math,” LAUSD board member Tamar Galatzan said. “I support these kinds of programs that tailor education to the differing needs of students.”
— City News Service
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