WHAT’S TO COME THIS YEAR AT SAN PEDRO HIGH SCHOOL: PRINCIPAL LAYS OUT THE PLANS FOR STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS TO UNDERSTAND THE NEW CHANGES; SIX NEW SMALL LEARNING COMMUNITIES, A BRAND NEW SCHEDULE AND A GEOGRAPHIC RESTRUCTURE ARE ALL PART OF THE MIX
School officials also expect the changes to prep students for college and their futures.
Los Angeles School Board Member Richard Vladovic, who oversees the San Pedro
community, said: "I am thrilled that the San Pedro High School educational
community came together and agreed upon a framework for student success.
I have no doubt that great strides will be made at Pedro in the next few years.
They have set a course for excellence and have a great Captain of the ship.”
“Jeannette Stevens is an outstanding instructional leader,” said Mike Romero,
the local superintendent of the region and Steven’s boss. “The professional
development focus is on teaching and learning the California Content Standards
every day, in every classroom.
One teacher said she was excited after Steven’s arrival because it was the first time
in years she had spotted school administrators walking around the school.
The accreditation committee also was pleased by the improvement it witnessed
at its last review, Romero said. The staff had improved its vision – and did
so quickly -- after offering more consistency among its different departments
so that “SPHS students have a better understanding of course content and access
to learning," Romero explained.