The Bert Corona Charter School will equip urban students in grades 6-8 for academic success and active community participation. The school will be located in the East San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California, an area fraught with poverty and academically struggling students. The majority of students attending schools in this area come from predominantly Latino immigrant families where Spanish is spoken in the home. A significant number of area public school students are eligible for federal free or reduced meals, indicative of the high poverty levels in the area. The Bert Corona Charter School seeks to close the achievement gap for these students by providing clear and high expectations for all students to achieve, a personalized and supportive learning environment that recognizes students’ accomplishments, family-school-community partnerships and service, and integrated technology in the classroom.
Inspired by Bert Corona, students at the Bert Corona Charter School will become active citizens characterized by the ideals of a diverse and democratic society. Our students will provide service to their community, take responsibility for their own learning, and develop the habits of mind that will empower them to be successful in high school and beyond.