If you want to sum up academics at C.A.T.C.H. in a few words, those words would be “College Preparatory”. C.A.T.C.H.’s faculty and staff understand that the heart of an excellent school is shown in the quality of its academic program. This is why we seek to help our students master the skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond. Graduation requirements provide students with the necessary credits and course variety needed for admission into local and national Colleges and Universities. We offer small classes led by qualified, specialized, certified teachers.
At C.A.T.C.H., genuine, caring, and supportive educators utilize research-based strategies to effectively engage students in a small learning environment. Believing that all stakeholders should be involved in the educational process, C.A.T.C.H. promotes the exchange of ideas between educators and students.
C.A.T.C.H. uses multiple assessment tools to gauge mastery of the state standards. Established core and elective course curricula have been aligned to the state standards adopted by the California Board of Education. Additionally, textbooks and supplemental instructional materials for each course have been approved by the Los Angeles Unified School District for classroom use. Our goal is for C.A.T.C.H. to provide a high quality educational experience equivalent to or exceeding levels attained by students throughout California.
By following established criteria for each subject, C.A.T.C.H. will be able to provide its students with an extensive multidimensional, educationally sound learning experience. Should you require more information regarding assessments, curriculums, and state standards, feel free to visit the California Department of Education’s website at www.cde.ca.gov
Core Curriculum ‘The Basics’
We believe that every child must learn the academic BASICS before they are able to fully enjoy the mysteries and beauties of the world. Our experienced faculty brings years of theory, practice and enthusiasm for education to your child. Our curriculum is also aligned with the University of California’s “A-G coursework” requirement. All students fulfill this requirement prior to graduating from C.A.T.C.H.
The Core Curriculum is listed below:
Extended Day Program
The afternoon and early evening are the most vulnerable times for children in the community. C.A.T.C.H.’s extended day program provides a safe haven for students when the traditional school day ends. Open daily until 7:00p.m., C.A.T.C.H.’s administrative staff and extended day faculty are available to help students with any academic or personal questions they may have. The presence of the security team reassures students that C.A.T.C.H. is a safe and secure place for them to spend their late afternoons and early evenings. Finally, the majority of our parents/guardians work and cannot be with their children until early in the evening.
The extended day accommodates these families’ work schedules by providing them with the reassurance that their children are safe. The extended day begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 6:30p.m. Core classes are scheduled before 2:30p.m.
Students interested in the performing arts and technology, as well as those in need of additional credits attend class during the extended day program. C.A.T.C.H. also provides a tutoring program during this time. This intensive support is used to help students build the prerequisite skills they may need to be successful with grade level work. This focus on the individual students has helped C.A.T.C.H. outperform the seven local public high schools in its area.
C.A.T.C.H.kids willingly participate in the after school programs due to their drive and desire to excel both personally and academically. For students, the full days are both a challenging and rewarding experience. The success of the extended day program can be attributed to its alignment with C.A.T.C.H.’s mission statement.
Below you will find a listing of C.A.T.C.H.’s after school courses:
• Individual and Small Group Tutoring
• CAHSEE Preparation Workshops
• PSAT and SAT Preparation Workshops
• Career Workshops
• Desktop Publishing
• Fashion Design
• Graphic Design
• Visual and Performing Arts (Drama, Dance, Photography)
• Mentoring Opportunities / Job Shadowing Opportunities
• Service Learning
• Field Trips
• Service Learning Projects
• Boys/Girls Step teams
• Parent Classes (Parenting, Basic Computer Skills, Fitness)