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High School 2017 Summer Term

This year 72 high schools will be open for the Summer Term which will be held from Thursday, June 22, 2017 through Thursday, July 27, 2017. Classes will be held daily from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  To be eligible, students must a) be enrolled in a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) high school during the 2017 spring semester and b) need to recover credits for a D or F grade they received in high school.  Eligible students may enroll in up to two courses during the Summer Term.A Top Priori......

Presentation: Observing for Quality in the Extended Learning Time

Presentation: Observing for Quality in the Extended Learning Time ......

Sensational Beyond the Bell CyberPatriot Teams

Sensational Beyond the Bell CyberPatriot Teams The Air Force Association CyberPatriot competition has become the most popular cyber competition in the United States.  This year 4,400 teams registered to compete, and that list has been cut down to a twenty-eight teams by four rounds of increasingly difficult competition.  These 28 “Top Gun” teams will travel to Baltimore during the first week in April to compete in the National CyberPatriot Finals.  Beyond the Bell (BTB) has......

Beyond the Bell Staff Bringing Hope to Their Communities

Since the inception of Beyond the Bell’s Elementary Take Action Campaign (ETAC), 21 schools have participated in a variety of topics pertaining to civic leadership.  Students and staff have created eco-friendly projects and have encouraged others in the program to be true to themselves and to their cohorts.  Students have expressed that their confidence in speaking up in front of their peers has grown.  With the positive reinforcement strategies that have been implemented through ETAC, cer......

Beyond the Bell’s Alvaro Cortés takes his reluctant place in the spotlight

By Melissa FranklinSenior Marketing RepresentativeOffice of Educational ServicesAsk Alvaro Cortés how he feels about being honored as a KNX Hero of the Week for his work to support students, and the 42-year L.A. Unified veteran will growl, “There is no ‘I’ in ‘hero.'”Instead, the senior executive director of the  Beyond the Bell Branch (BTB) will divert the conversation to the District leaders and colleagues who work with him to provide year-round academic enrichment and recreation programs to s......

Ripples of “HOPE”

Ripples of “HOPE” Beyond the Bell’s Youth Development Program Unit has kicked off the “Young Actioneers – Elementary Take Action Campaign” where participating students at 24 elementary schools have a platform to become positive community change agents.  All students embark on a year long journey of self-discovery.  Through a lens of social emotional learning, students experience hands-on activities and discussion circles that emphasize topics such as: community buil......

Migrant Education After School Program

MIGRANT EDUCATION AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM The after school Migrant Education Program at San Fernando Elementary School began with an electrifying start! The students in grades K-5 had the opportunity to learn about the Presidential Elections (2016). Their unit of study included activities in history, reading, English Language Development, and math.  Lessons were designed to develop skills in writing, oral language, and critical thinking.  Students were given the opportunity to parti......

CHALLENGE LOS ANGELES 2017

Teams of students from nine Los Angeles Unified School District high schools gathered Saturday, January 21st  at Cesar Chavez Learning Academies to kick off the second annual Challenge Los Angeles, a seven-week competition in which teams strive to devise creative solutions to significant, societal issues facing their communities. “I am truly inspired by all for the knowledge and talent I see in this room right now, “Board Member Monica Ratliff said during her opening remarks.  “While we hope you......

2017 Summer Programs

Complete list of summer programs by school. (Updated 6/26/17) Keep us with the latest from Beyond the Bell at http://eepurl.com/wpPH5 High School 2017 Summer Term  Students enrolled in District high schools during the 2017 spring semester and who need to recover credits for D or F grades are eligible to enroll in up to two classes at any of the 72 high school Summer Term sites. The program will be held from June 22 through July 27 with no school held on July 3 and July 4 i......

Los Angeles Unified School District/Beyond the Bell All District Honor Band Marches in Los Angeles Kingdom Day Parade

On Monday, January 16, 2017 the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Beyond the Bell (BTB) All District Honor Band participated in the 32nd Los Angeles Kingdom Day Parade.  Students celebrated the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the leading band in the parade. Students marched and played the entire parade route which began on Western Avenue and ended in Leimert Park.  LAUSD Superintendent Michelle King, BTB Senior Executive Director Alvaro Cortés, and LAUSD Board Me......
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