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Migrant Education Program

(L-R: Students Elza and Keily)Good friends, Eliza and Keily, practiced their skills in language arts, mathematics and science this summer to get ready for 3rd and 4th grade.  This summer the girls attended the Migrant Education Summer School Program held at Harmony Elementary School.   During summer school the students were encouraged to think critically during fun hands-on Project Based Learning activities.Migrant Education students from over 60 different Los Angeles schools explored, discovere......

Beyond the Bell All District Jazz Academy – 7 Years Old

The Beyond the Bell All District Jazz program celebrated its seventh year of existence performing in the Los Angeles 22nd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival.  The All-City District Jazz Big Band has had the honor of opening the festival since 2010 thanks to the Festival artistic directors Jose Rizo and Michael Dolphin.The jazz band is comprised of LAUSD High Schools students that rehearse two Saturdays per month, as well as during the summer time, to keep up their “chops.”  The band performed s......

The 1st Day of School!

 “It was good” according to Owen who is an elementary student at 32nd Street Magnet School in Downtown Los Angeles. He enjoyed his first day. His big sister Elizabeth is also a student at 32nd Street. She’s getting accustomed to middle school and having five teachers a day.  Edwin, their dad said, “This program helps us out a lot,” as he enrolled both of them in the Beyond the Bell YS Plus after school program.  Many parents like Edwin rely on after school programs to provide a safe place for th......

High School 2017 Summer Term

The High School 2017 Summer Term was a great success this year!  Almost 32,000 students attended summer term 2017 which was held for 24 days at 72 comprehensive high schools throughout the district.  Students had the opportunity to enroll in up to two courses for ten credits.  All schools provided English, math, science and history/social science courses as well as two sections of non-core/enrichment courses.  A total of 1,674 sections were offered which included 94 unique courses. The staff hir......

Summer Fun Learning !

Palms Elementary School students are enjoying their Extended Learning Opportunity Summer program.  Diego and Alberto’s class is looking forward to exploring the South Coast Botanic Garden on their upcoming field trip.  The second graders will search the garden for a healthy home environment for Torpid the hummingbird with the help of Beyond the Bell Outdoor Education counselors.  Back in the classroom, the students planted seeds that are growing and soaking up the summer sunshine by a window. Ar......

Ready-Set-Go! Summer…

Nancy Davila and Ana Ocampo, the Ready-Set-Go! Program Supervisor and Program Worker at Loreto Street Elementary, are hard at work getting ready for summer.  They are making plans to immerse their students in interactive learning and hands-on projects that are sure to keep students engaged.    As summer approaches, RSG is in full swing preparing to bring a fun and engaging experience to students at 48 LAUSD school sites. This summer’s theme is “Back to the Past!”  Students will r......

LA Kings and Beyond the Bell

Albion Elementary Ices First Place Street Hockey TournamentAlbion elementary school students look forward to the weeks when the LA Kings Chariot comes to their school.  And this year, the students skated away with a first place finish in Beyond the Bell’s 5th annual Street Hockey Tournament.  As part of a six week traveling sports program, students learn the rules and practice the skills of street hockey in preparation for a culminating competition.  This year, Albion bested twenty-one other sch......

Building a Healthy Me

Migrant Education Program The Migrant Education Program is presenting “Building a Healthy Me” for their Spring 2017 after school and Saturday unit of study. Focusing on the importance of making good nutrition and physical exercise a part of their daily lives, the students will be learning about healthy options that will serve them well for the rest of their lives. Students will learn about the nutrients that their bodies need for healthy living: the role of water, vitamins, minera......

Principals Prepare for Summer School Sessions

The Academic Unit of Beyond the Bell is busy providing assistance to administrators that have been chosen to operate academic programs during the summer at schools throughout LAUSD.  Summer administrators attend special trainings designed to support them in successfully implementing intervention, credit recovery, and academic enrichment programs in June and July.  These BTB supported programs will enroll over 50,000 students.  When combined, these academic programs could be counted as the ......

CyberPatriot National Champions

Beyond the Bell (BTB) celebrated a triumph on April 6, 2017, by collecting a second national CyberPatirot program title in three years!  After four rounds of grueling competition, spanning over six months against over 4,400 teams from across the United States and Canada, Team Togo from North Hollywood High School captured gold medals and the Championship Cup.  This continues Beyond the Bell’s winning streak.  BTB teams have won national medals in each of the last four years, and BTB has been fie......
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