Ladera Vista Junior High School of the Arts

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1700 E Wilshire Ave,   Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone: 714-447-7765 Fax: 714-447-7554

Principal’s Message

Welcome to Ladera Vista Junior High School of the Arts! We are a school that offers a rigorous academic program and many outstanding electives. At Ladera Vista, students are encouraged to work to their highest potential in a warm and supportive environment. Our arts integrated approach ensures that students make meaningful connections in their learning.

 

OUR SCHOOL VISION

Ladera Vista Junior High School of the Arts is a center for innovation and creativity where students are provided with meaningful, relevant, and rigorous learning opportunities. Through our infusion of the visual, performing, and digital arts, we strive to support each student in achieving personal excellence. As a school community, we exhibit a passion and enthusiasm for exploration, learning, and achievement, and we celebrate and encourage each student’s success. We take pride in creating a warm and welcoming school community, where each student knows they are safe and are expected to meet their greatest potential.

THE ARTS-INTEGRATED EXPERIENCE

 Numerous studies over the past decade have demonstrated the benefits of arts-infused education. Students who have access to the arts benefit from creative outlets, find greater success in mastering core subjects, have fewer disciplinary problems, and show significantly higher graduation rates. A 2011 study, “Reinvesting in Arts Education”, found that integrating the arts with other subjects also raises academic achievement levels. An Arts-based Education doesn’t just raise test scores, but also supports the learning process itself. Studies show that students participating in the Arts have even been found to improve IQ scores by several points. Other studies have reported similar scientific findings on the Arts’ impact on the brain, showing that sustained Arts Education is an essential part of adolescent social and intellectual development

Using a unique balance between challenging Academic and Arts Curriculums, Ladera Vista Students experience an Arts-Infused Curriculum, through which they connect to a rigorous academic content while integrating the arts. These courses include a strong emphasis on 21st Century Learning and preparedness for high school, with our 1:1 iPad program providing round-the clock access to technology.

At Ladera Vista, we encourage each student to chart his or her course for success! Please contact our school office for more information or to schedule a school tour.

 

Sincerely,

Randa Schmalfeld
Principal
randa_schmalfeld@fullertonsd.org