Page 1

F o o d

&

D r i n k

The Kitchen Behind the Bar Firestone Walker makes fantastic beer, but can they cook? Photo by Richard Foss

Local News & Culture

Industrial chic takes on a casual vibe inside the popular Firestone Walker Venice

By Richard Foss

richard@richardfoss.com

The Propagator (Firestone Walker Venice)

3205 Washington Blvd., Venice (310) 439-8264 firestonebeer.com Some things are destined never to be called by their real name. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Award of Merit will always be called an Oscar, even though that nickname was based on an offhand remark at the second ceremony. The name is pithy in the way that no acronym could touch, and it’s embedded in popular memory. Have you heard about the new Washington Boulevard restaurant called The Propagator? No? What about the new Firestone Walker Brewing Co. taproom and restaurant? Thought so. Surprise, they’re the same place — technically the bar and restaurant are separate operations, even though there’s no clear division between the two. But what’s in a name? Whatever you call this place, it’s an overnight success. After only six weeks in business, the restaurant and bar is often packed. Firestone Walker Venice, as it’s also called, takes reservations and I recommend getting one, as there can be a crush as the evening progresses. The industrial interior design is reminiscent of a working brewery and is done with unusual cleverness, with some seating encircled by a wooden wall that is reminiscent of a giant barrel.

The staff is clever, too. A server who demonstrated knowledge of both food and beer offerings was happy to help with recommendations, and we ordered four food items even after being warned that three would be sufficient. We also ordered a fine Englishstyle unfiltered brown ale and a Berliner Weisse that lived up to the Napoleonic nickname “Champagne of the North.” The wait for appetizers was just long enough that we were ready to order second beers when the plates hit the table. Our starters were cauliflower tacos and a fried chicken Cobb that stretched the definition of that salad to the breaking point. There were only two ingredients in common with the traditional Cobb, avocado and hardboiled egg — three if you count the chicken, which was Southernfried instead of the usual roasted. Smoked tomato was an interesting and successful substitution for bacon, and the grilled corn and black beans were a nice addition. The missing elements were the blue cheese and onion, both of which add to the traditional version. Without those the dish feels out of balance, but I might come back to order another, ask that they add cheese and see what happens. The cauliflower tacos were perfect. The corn tortillas were handmade and fresh, the beer-braised vegetable combined with a good pico de gallo, chimichurri sauce and a bit of

EYE on

Education From Preschool to Postgrad...

(Continued on page 50)

May 19, 2016 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 21


EYE on

Education From Preschool to Postgrad...

A special advertising supplement highlighting local schools and summer programs SATURDAY, JUNE 4 IN SANTA BARBARA

A Comprehensive ❖ One-Day ❖ On-Campus Introduction to Pacifica’s Masters and Doctoral Degree Programs

Tech + Fun = CodeREV Kids! CodeREV Kids was born out of a desire to fill a need for comprehensive technology education. Our STEM-focused courses and tech camps provide kids with a deeper understanding of technology in a fun, stress-free environment. CodeREV’s instructors are both tech industry experts and experienced teachers, acting as mentors to our students as they enter the exciting world of technology! Our Tech/Coding classes have students apply computational thinking and high-level, Common Core processing skills as they work on their own projects. This project-based approach shows kids the practical, hands-on benefits of learning something new. What do kids create at CodeREV? Everything from Minecraft mods to remote-controlled robots, and almost everything else in between! If learning from industry experts while working on cool tech projects sounds like fun, get in touch! To reach us, feel free to send an e-mail, give us a call, or visit us at our learning center in Santa Monica.

NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL Apply online at pacifica.edu Join us June 4 to learn about Pacifica’s degree programs

June 4 on the Ladera Lane Campus • Attend typical class presentations • Get information on each degree program • Learn about scholarships & financial aid • Tour both Pacifica Campuses • Meet faculty, alumni, and admissions counselors The $35 registration fee includes all activities, lunch, and a $10 gift certificate for the Pacifica Bookstore. The $75 application fee will be waived that day.

Attend a complimentary salon Friday evening, June 3 IMAGE AND INCARNATION: Living the Embodied Psyche with Allen D. Koehn, D.Min., M.F.T., a certified Jungian analyst and a core Pacifcia faculty member.

Register online at pacifica.edu or call 805.879.7305

Phone: (310) 450-4984 Email: register@coderevkids.com Social: facebook.com/coderevkids; twitter.com/coderevkids

and the humanities.

Space at the event is limited. Advance registration is required.

Addess: 1639 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Website: coderevkids.com

in psychology, mythology

Pacifica is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Gainful Employment Information is available at pacifica.edu.

PAGE 22 Eye on Education – Special Advertising Section May 19, 2016


ST. MONICA CATHOLIC High SCHOOL Goethe International Charter School

Goethe International Charter School TK/K–5 Dual Language International School St. Monica Catholic High School has a strong 78-year history in the beautiful beach city community of Santa Monica. In addition to drawing from the Santa Monica area, SMCHS students represent a sample of the wide variety of ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds that are characteristic of the greater Los Angeles area. SMCHS offers a safe, nurturing environment where students are driven to be the best version of themselves. We offer a rigorous college prep curriculum, innovative technology program, and a consistent 99% college matriculation admittance to some of the best and most selective universities in the country.

       

 

Students have 20 athletic teams in which to compete at the junior varsity and varsity level. The performing arts program has an acclaimed choir and full theatrical productions, such as this spring’s performance of Legally Blonde. Additionally, students are encouraged to cultivate their own personal interests and talents through participation in over 30 clubs and organizations. Come be part of a dynamic, caring environment! Now accepting applications for grades 9-10. Visit us at www.stmonicachs.org or contact Michelle Funaroat mfunaro@stmonicahs.net or (310) 394-3701 x1305.

German immersion program (50/50 model), Grades TK/K–5 German language acquisition option, Grades 3–5 Spanish language acquisition, Grades 3–5 International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme Authorized Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accredited LAUSD Honor Roll School (2012) California Distinguished School (2014) California Gold Ribbon School (2016)

Tuition free public school • Inquiry based instruction Academically rigorous program • Social emotional learning For more information, contact Executive Director Gwenis Laura g.laura@goethecharterschool.org

Goethe International Charter School 12500 Braddock Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066 • (310) 306-3484 www.goethecharterschool.org

Classes begin AUGUST 22nd in the “C” BUILDING on the campus of HORACE MANN MIDDLE SCHOOL at 7001 South St. Andrews Place, Los Angeles, CA 90047 WHAT YOU WILL GET AT WSCS: § Personal relationships - small class size (20:1 student faculty ratio) § Award-winning arts programs (drama, choir, guitar, art, journalism, yoga) § Rigorous college prep curriculum, offering numerous AP courses, including Mandarin Chinese and Spanish § Highly qualified faculty (90% have Masters Degrees and Ph.D.s and attended the top 20% of our nation’s colleges and universities) § Diverse community (48% African American, 16% Hispanic, 14% White, 14% Multi-racial, 8% Asian/Asian-Indian) § Nurturing and inclusive learning environment

APPLY Applications and enrollment information are available at westchestercharter.org NOW! or our current location: 8540 La Tijera Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045.

May 19, 2016 Eye on Education – Special Advertising Section

PAGE 23


GOETHE INTERNATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOL

Goethe International Charter School (GICS) is a public TK-5 charter school located in West Los Angeles. The curriculum is based on the California State Common Core Standards and is delivered through the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). The IB PYP is based on academic rigor whereby students make connections between traditional subjects and the “real world.” As a fully authorized IB school, GICS educates the “whole child” to include the physical, intellectual, emotional and ethical development. A major component of the International Baccalaureate Organization Framework is the development of

bilingualism. An emphasis on a second language encourages students to understand and respect other cultures while learning from different perspectives and experiences. GICS currently offers a TK-5 dual language immersion program with German as the target language. For those students who need additional support in English, there is a German Language Acquisition option. GICS also offers, beginning in grade three, Spanish language acquisition classes for all students. As a parent-founded school, GICS is committed to ensuring that parents actively participate in the school. There are a variety of activities available for parent volunteer hours. Community Universities are held on a regular basis to inform parents of classroom philosophy and methodologies and how they can best support their child’s holistic educational journey. 12500 Braddock Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90066 | (310) 306-3484

PAGE 24 Eye on Education – Special Advertising Section May 19, 2016

THE HELP GROUP The Help Group is the largest, most innovative, and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind in the United States, serving children, adolescents, and young adults with special needs related to autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, abuse, and emotional challenges. The organization’s Culver City Campus is home to specialized schools and programs tailored to young people with diverse needs. Recognizing the unique strengths, aptitudes, and natural gifts of each student, The Help Group’s K-12 day schools provide individualized attention and address specific academic, personal, and emotional needs. Small classes, personalized curricula, enrichment activities, and a variety of coun-

seling and therapy options help each student maximize their potential and experience personal success.   The Help Group’s Kids Like Me summer camp program are a safe and enriching atmosphere for young people with special needs. The camps have been developed by a multidisciplinary team of professionals and are led by highly-trained therapists and counselors. Camps offer a range of opportunities for young people to develop communications, mindfulness, problem-solving, social skills, foster friendships, and other areas. Campers are chronologically and developmentally matched to create a positive and rewarding experience.  For more information go to www.thehelpgroup.org


summer’s brighter here!

SESSION 1: JUNE 20-JULY 1, 2016 (2 WEEKS) SESSION 2: JULY 5-JULY 15, 2016 (2 WEEKS) SESSION 3: JULY 18-JULY 22, 2016 (1 WEEK)

Summer Program

For ages 4 through 18, Carousel’s Summer Program is scheduled for: Extended Hours Session 1: Wednesday June 22nd - Friday, July 1st, 2016 8:30am - 2:30pm Summer School – After School Program: Tuesday, July 5 - Monday, August 1 2:30pm – 4:00pm Extended Hours Session 2: Tuesday, August 2nd - Friday, September 2nd, 2016 - 8:30am - 2:30pm Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 - First Day Back to School

Register Today!

/carouselschool

The WNS Summer Program is open to both WNS and non-WNS students. For more information contact Sergio Rodriguez, Summer Program Director, at summer@wnsk8.com.

5401 Beethoven St., Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.574.8650 www.wnsk8.com CAIS and WASC Accredited

Member of NAIS

DK-8 Independent Day School

Flight Path Museum and Learning Center For those who love aviation and adventure...

• Extensive collection of aviation displays, vintage airline uniforms and airline memorabilia • Up close plane spotting at LAX • Hear the Air Traffic Control Tower • Educational speaker programs • Student scholarships • Aviation research library • Go on board an original DC3

Ask about our Flight Simulator Classes

Reserve Ahead for School & Group Tours FREE Admission & Parking • Open Tues. – Sat: 10AM – 3PM • www.flightpathmuseum.com (424) 646-7284 • 6661 W. Imperial Hwy. LA, 90045 (LAX Imperial Terminal) May 19, 2016 Eye on Education – Special Advertising Section

PAGE 25


CCUSD SUMMER ENRICHMENT 4 KIDS

CULVER CITY ADULT SCHOOL - 4909 OVERLAND AVENUE - CULVER CITY, CA 90230 - (310) 842-4300

- ANIMATION - ART EXPLORATIONS - BASKETBALL CAMP - BEYOND THE BOOK REPORT - CHINESE - CLOWN COLLEGE - CREATIVE ARTS & CRAFTS CR - CREATIVE WRITING - EXRESSION THROUGH DANCE - GERMAN - GUITAR - I CAN COOK - INTRO TO ACTING - IT’S I NOT MAGIC, IT’S SCIENCE - JAPANESE

- MATH TERM 1 - 3 WEEKS - ON THE ROAD TO KINDERGARTEN JUNE 20 THRU JULY 8 - PHOTOGRAPHY/PHOTOSHOP TERM 2 - 3 WEEKS - READING & WRITING IN THE DIGITAL AGE JULY 11 THRU JULY 29 - READING, WRITING, SINGING, & PAINTING MORNING CLASSES - $275 - SOCCER & FOOTBALL CAMP MONDAY-FRIDAY 8:30-11:30 AM S - SPANISH AFTERNOON CLASSES CLASS - $275 MONDAY-FRIDAY 12:00-3:00 PM - STORYTELLING EXTENDED FUN - $150 - STREET ART, SURREALISM & SCULPTURE MONDAY-FRIDAY 3:30-6:00 PM - SUPERHEROES, FANTASY CREATURES & ART FREE BEFORE & AFTER CARE - TEAM SPORTS MONDAY-FRIDAY - TOUR OF THE WORLD’S ECOSYSTEMS - BILINGUAL 8:00-8:30 AM 3:00-3:30 PM - WEIRD ART LUNCH: MONDAY-FRIDAY 11:30 AM-12 PM - WORLD OF FISH & REPTILES *LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED - PLEASE PACK A SACK LUNCH - YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY AT CCAS.CCUSD.ORG

As seen on Channel 2 News...

Congratulations to Notre Dame Academy’s Rocketry Team for making it to the TARC Finals in Virginia!!

carousel school

CROSSROADS SCHOOL Have you made your summer plan yet? Our programs begin in less than five weeks! Summer at Crossroads provides opportunities to students entering grades K-12. Our offerings include those in academics, enrichment, performing and visual arts, swimming, and sports. Offering a comprehensive program that models its philosophy and coursework on the Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences academic-year curriculum. By choosing one course or building a full-day schedule, students are challenged to develop skills, to enjoy learning, and to grow in areas of special interest. Summer at Crossroads is open to the public and enrollment is processed on a first-come first-serve basis. One week camps begin on Monday, June 20 for students entering grades 1-7. Camps run from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Afternoon extended care is available. These one week camps are also offered in August. The five week programs begin on Monday, June 27 and end on Friday, July 29. Many classes and programs are also offered for two or three weeks to provide flexibility for families who may have other summer plans. Space is still available in most classes. Contact us at 310-829-7391 or email summer@xrds.org.

Westside NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL

Finals

Carousel Schools and Programs have served our community for 35 years by offering quality full day Infant and Preschool Programs, Early Integration Programs, Non Public School and After School Opportunities for students with special needs and an all day Adult Day Community Integration Program for ages 18 – 59 years of age at our new location at 5519 S. Centinela Avenue near Playa Vista. Carousel is offering an exciting Summer Camp program in June, July and August for students 4 – 22 years of age funded by your regional center.

We will focus on weekly themes such as Multi Cultural Week, Health and Fitness Week, Wildlife Week, etc. We will also incorporate water play, cold cooking, arts and crafts, music and movement and much more! Please contact your Regional Center Service Coordinator to request funding for this exciting program. For more information about Carousel Schools and Programs please call 310 645-9222 or visit our website at www.carouselschool.com

PAGE 26 Eye on Education – Special Advertising Section May 19, 2016

The Westside Neighborhood School (WNS) Summer Program offers exciting opportunities for WNS students and children in our neighboring communities. Project-based learning sessions are available for children in grades 2-7 as well as enrichment sessions for students in grades DK7. The project-based learning program supports the development of essential 21st century skills: collaboration,

analytical thinking, creativity, innovation, technology, and communication. The projects will also provide students with study skills as well as skill development in reading comprehension, writing, and mathematics. Enrichment sessions offer a range of fun activities taught by our talented WNS faculty and staff. Class offerings include coding, engineering, sports, visual art, and music for students of all ages. And, new this year, we are pleased to offer a Musical Theatre Intensive!   Students in grades 6-8 will be challenged to put on a musical production in just two weeks. This Session 1 intensive will be taught by our amazing WNS theatre arts faculty. Visit wnsk8.com to register today and see why summer’s brighter here! Founded in 1980, Westside Neighborhood School offers a kindergarten through eighth grade program. WNS is located at 5401 Beethoven Street, Los Angeles, 90066. For more information call (310) 574-8650. 


1:1 Macbook Program

1030 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, 90403 www.stmonicachs.org or (310) 394-3701

• w

Athletic Opportunities

Acclaimed Performing Arts Admissions:

Thrive in our Family • Rigorous college prep curriculum • 26 AP/Honors courses • Over 50 clubs and sports • Nurturing, caring environment • Part of a dynamic, faith-filled community • 99% college matriculation

Accepting applications for 9th and 10th grades. Contact Michelle Funaro at (310) 394-3701 x1305 or mfunaro@stmonicahs.net

Summer School:

Courses open to grades 7-12 for enrichment, remediation and/or advancement. For information, visit www.stmonicachs.org/summer

SMCHS Basketball Camp:

June 15 - 19; July 20 - 24; Aug 10 - 14 Contact: mvillegas@stmonicahs.net

All are invited…to experience…the K– 8 Venice Lutheran School Difference Located at 815 Venice Blvd near Abbott Kinney, Venice Lutheran School is a small, loving, academic and artistic place of education where each child is valued and supported in a strong, vibrant, nurturing community. VLS is a member of the Southwest Pacific District of Lutheran Schools, which is part of a larger network of over 2,000 schools with a reputation for providing social/emotional/spiritual nurturing and excellent academic preparation.

Through our VLS excellent program our students experience: • Individual Attention • Focus on Character • Inspiration in Life • Safe, Strong Community • Vibrant Learning Experiences • Leadership & Mentoring Opportunities • Choir, Gold-Medal Band, and Performance

• Multi-media Art and Creative Projects • Community Events and School Spirit • Sports, P.E. & After School Enrichment • STEAM Classes • Outdoor Education and Field Trips • Foreign Language • Incorporated Technology

Schedule Your School Tour Today! 815 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA / 310-823-9367 / www.vlschool.org Venice Lutheran School registration is open for enrollment now for the 2016-2017 school year. Enrollment for 2017-2018 opens in late January. May 19, 2016 Eye on Education – Special Advertising Section

PAGE 27


BEGINNINGS LEARNING CENTER

Beginnings Learning Center is a center based preschool located in the heart of Santa Monica City. Our school makes a difference in the education and lives of 55 children each year, ages 2 to 5 years old. Beginnings Learning Center is devoted to providing well thought– out, predictable and friendly surroundings that are emotionally and physically secure for the children.  As a part of this stimulating environment each child is empowered to initiate, explore and learn new ideas.  Our highly dedicated, skilled and well-educated personnel serve as mediators to support and encourage all the positive choices children learn to make.  

Beginnings Learning Center focuses on the development of the whole child. Our Developmental Curriculum offers children the opportunity to explore, experience and express themselves through play in a safe, warm and loving environment that helps them grow intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically. Age Specific classrooms, play places and personal spaces encourage exploration, investigation, problem solving and discovery. We foster children’s self esteem and help develop their love of learning. We appreciate your interest in our program and would be delighted to have you join us for a tour. Please contact us to get information on the next tour date! Beginnings Learning Center is located at: 1516 19th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404 Phone: (310) 828-0858 Fax: (310) 828-0848 Email: info@beginningslc.com

WESTCHESTER SECONDARY CHARTER Westchester Secondary Charter School is a 6-12th grade rigorous, communityfocused charter school, focused on building personal relationships with each of its students. Founded in 2013 by teachers and parents in Westchester, WSCS offers an extraordinary public educational experience. As an independently-authorized (LACOE) and WASC-accredited charter

tionships between faculty and students. Our goal is to grow young people who are not only responsive to the world around them, but also who have been seen, valued and educated in ways that allow them the confidence and character to serve their communities. Along with extraordinary learning and relationships, we offer award-winning arts programs and a full spectrum of sports both in and outside the classroom! Starting in the fall of 2016, we will be located in Building C on the campus of Horace Mann Middle School at 7001 South Saint Andrews Place, Los Angeles, CA 90047. We look forward to bridging our communities and school, we are able to offer our families serving all students with a rigorous and the best of two worlds: public education personal public education. with all the benefits of an independent school experience—small classes, indi- Apply now for 2016-2017 at vidualized curricula and personal relawestchestercharter.org

CULVER CITY CAMPUS

Leading the Way for Young People with DIVERSE NEEDS Specialized Schools Preschool through high school programs featuring differentiated instruction, engaging evidence-based curriculum, small class size, targeted support services and an array of extracurricular activities to maximize student success.

Camps All kids need opportunities to have fun, connect with others, learn new skills, make friends and enjoy a sense of belonging. That’s what our summer camps are all about!

Summit View School Westview

~ Young Learners Preschool

Village Glen Day Camp

Bridgeport School & Vocational Program

Travel Camps for Teens

Village Glen School Sunrise School

Patricia Johnson at 818-779-5262 or pjohnson@thehelpgroup.org

Camp Sunshine Teens On The Go!

Tracy Peters at 310-751-1486 or tpeters@thehelpgroup.org

12099 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 | 818.779.5262 | www.thehelpgroup.org PAGE 28 Eye on Education – Special Advertising Section May 19, 2016


1980

35

2015

AT C R O S S R O A D S

YEARS

brighter days. bolder futures. Visit Westside Neighborhood School, the top choice of families who won’t settle for less.

academic excellence character diversity community

Early Bird Admission Presentation & Tour

Tuesday, May 24 Presentations 9:30am-12pm. Reservations required. Please RSVP to the admission office at 310.574.8650 or admissions@wnsk8.com. (Parents only, please.)

310.574.8650 www.wnsk8.com Member of NAIS

PROGRAM VARIETY • UC-approved academic credit classes • High school PE credit classes • Enrichment classes for all grades Music, Visual and Performing Arts Summer productions: • Peter Pan for grades 2-5 • Little Shop of Horrors for grades 6-12 • Hands-on studio classes

ONLINE ENROLLMENT Detailed course lists, descriptions and fees at summer.xrds.org CONTACT US We’re available to answer questions and help put together schedules. Crossroads School Auxiliary Services 1714 21st Street Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 829-7391, ext. 506 summer@xrds.org

Aquatics • Private lessons - Spring, Summer & Fall • One-week Camps • Swim Teams

Preschool-8 Independent Day School

STAR PREP ACADEMY With all of the recent focus on STEAM education, schools are looking at new ways to incorporate these fields within the traditional school curriculum. Independent schools, which have more flexibility with school curriculum decisions, are using this flexibility to their advantage.  One such program, STAR Prep Academy Middle and High School, is using their Field Science program to bring hands-on science opportunities to their students in order to engage them in new ways.  While the traditional science classes at STAR Prep already have weekly labs, these outside science experiences tie the classroom material to the world that surrounds the students.  In recent months, the students have tracked

AFFORDABILITY Need-based tuition reduction/financial assistance available. Details on our website. K-12 PROGRAMS • Mid-June to mid-August • 1, 2, 3 & 5-week programs • Full-day or single course schedules • K-5 extended care • Talented teachers/staff • American Red Cross certified aquatics staff • Low student-to-teacher ratio

5401 Beethoven St., Los Angeles, CA 90066 CAIS and WASC Accredited

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Over 900 students from public, private and independent schools.

California Newts in the local mountains, worked with the National Park Service to collect data on invasive crayfish, explored our waters for whales and dolphins and worked to restore local watersheds. Students respond to these activities with renewed enthusiasm around the sciences, which assists the teachers in relaying new material and increases the overall motivation of the students. This innovative addition to the academic program at STAR Prep Academy is a great example of how schools can engage their students in the sciences and create a community that truly succeeds in STEAM fields.   STAR Prep Academy, 1518 S. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035, (310) 842-8808

VENICE SKILLS CENTER

What’s the best kept secret in Venice… Venice Skills Center (VSC)! Located at 611 5th Ave. in Venice. The school also operates 9 additional campuses across West LA and is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. VSC offers career training classes such as Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Computer Networking, Graphic Design, Accounting, Computer Operations, Custodial, Security Officer, Video Production and many others. These classes provide adult students with the skills and knowledge to be job ready. As part of the public education system, costs are a fraction of those charged by a private school—for example, tuition for Dental Assisting at VSC is $780

compared to over $10,000 at many private schools, with job placement typically exceeding 80-90%. Venice Skills Center also offers a complete range of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for adults. Students can also enroll at VSC to take the courses they need to get a high school diploma or to prepare to take the HiSet (High School Equivalency) test. The four main campuses for VSC are: Emerson Adult Learning Center, University High School, Venice High School and the headquarters site, Venice Skills Center. To learn more, visit our website at veniceskills.org or call us at (310) 664-5888.

May 19, 2016 Eye on Education – Special Advertising Section

PAGE 29


Get Plugged In…

Have fun this summer! 9:30 am -12:30 pm Summer Camp

• Unbelievable $125 a week with Early Registration for any of the 8-week camps by June 10th for children 6-15. • Advance registration after June 10th is $150 and the day of for the week $180

Introducing a special camp experience for children 4-6 to learn tennis as well as fast-forward their balance, complex-coordination, spatial skills from June 13 – July, 8 8:20-9:20am. Early Registration by June 10 is $75 and $100 after June 10

Junior programs

… to Career Technical Education, English as a Second Language or High School Diploma. T RIC ST DI

CA TI O N

DU

O

F

AD

E

ON

VENICE SKILLS CENTER 611 Fifth Ave, Venice CA 90291 • 310-664-5888

IED SCH UNIF OO ES L EL

D IVISI

VeniceSkills.org

LOS AN G

Visit us at:

ER UL T AND CARE

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT / DIVISION OF ADULT AND CAREER EDUCATION

VENICE SKILLS CENTER • EMERSON ADULT LEARNING CENTER VENICE COMMUNITY ADULT SCHOOL • UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL

CHILDREN OF OUR SAVIOR Our Mission Statement Children of Our Savior has been commissioned by Our Savior Lutheran Church to serve the local community by providing a Christian environment where children and their families can come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior growing in faith and service to God and mankind. Early childhood education is a significant avenue for congregational mission outreach in the community and is a ministry to the families of young children by providing a parent program designed for support, encouragement, and opportunities that enhance the educational and development processes already present in the home. The young child is a gift from God (Psalm 127:3) and learns best about God’s world through experimentation

and exploration. Therefore, the early childhood program plans developmentally appropriate activities and values play as an avenue of learning. Early childhood education should provide a warm and loving Christcentered environment where children can develop to their fullest potential; physically, emotionally, socially, creatively, intellectually, and spiritually. Open from 7 am until 6 pm, most weeks of the year., two classrooms per age level. (Ages 2-6). VLicense #197409567 Accredited by NLSA (National Lutheran Schools Accreditation). TAX ID 95-2624945 501(c)3 6705 W. 77th St., Los Angeles, CA 90045 Phone: (310) 215-3166 Email: childrenofoursavior @gmail.com

PAGE 30 Eye on Education – Special Advertising Section May 19, 2016

• Jr. Competitive leagues Spring, Winter and Fall • The best after school clinics for 4-14 yrs. • Spring Break Camp • Private lessons • Year round beginner class 5-8 yrs. Saturday 9-10 and 10-11:30 competitive class 10-16 yrs.

Year round adult programs • Adult tennis fun clinics for various levels of play • USTA tennis leagues • Private lessons • Eight recently resurfaced courts with lights • Free parking

latennis.com

LA Tennis — Westchester Tennis Center (Formerly The Tennis Key) 7000 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles 90045 • Pro Shop 310-665-9001. The Argonaut’s Best of the Westside Tennis Facility in 2014 and 2015

VENICE LUTHERAN SCHOOL so that each child may succeed as a responsible citizen. We are a small school that offers reduced class size, personalized attention, flexibility, and a secure setting. We keep tuition relatively low in order to support families, while providing them an environment where they feel welcome and engaged. We work to be the best alternative to the larger, expensive schools. Our K-8 program is led by a fully certified teaching staff, where Master Degrees and/or educational certification are the norm, and ongoing development a must.  We blend traditional, collaborative, and project-based The Venice Lutheran School Difference methods to teach math, science, and is that we are a small, loving, academic language arts. We fortify that academic and artistic place of education where experience with inter-grade mentoreach child is valued and supported in a ships, independent study, music, art, strong, loving environment. and extracurricular activities in order We apply sincere, loving Christto further develop leadership and percentered values and the Lutheran sonal growth. academic tradition to provide students Come and visit our unique community with a well-rounded education building designed with peer mentoring and difconfidence and good judgment; devel- ferentiated instruction in mind. oping critical thinking and leadership; 815 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 and nurturing discipline and character (310) 823-9367


FLIGHT PATH MUSEUM

play

create

explore

laugh

learn

• A competitive scholarship program for promising aviation students planning aviation or aerospace careers. • A comprehensive research library with historical and technical books, manuals, videos and other materials, available by appointment. The mission of the Flight Path Museum at the LAX Imperial Terminal is to promote aviation heritage and encourage youth to pursue education and careers in aviation and aerospace.  In cooperation with L.A. World Airports, Flight Path offers the following, most at no charge: • Informative exhibits, including models, murals and photographs related to aviation history, a large collection of airport and airline memorabilia, such as uniforms, flight schedules, maps and posters, and a vintage DC-3 aircraft. • Weekly tours and briefings conducted by active and retired aviation professionals. • Flight simulator instruction in basic skills of aviation conducted by qualified personnel for a modest fee. • A speaker series featuring presentations by airport, airline and aerospace professionals.

Flight Path is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the LAX Imperial Terminal, 6661 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles.  Admission and parking are free.  Because Flight Path does not charge admission, the museum welcomes contributions from friends and supporters in the community. More information about Flight Path is available on the museum website www.flightpathmuseum.com or by email flightpathguides@lawa.org or by calling (424) 646-7284.

Begin with Us! Learning Center

A center based preschool located in the heart of Santa Monica City offering an exciting, loving environment with highly dedicated, skilled and well-educated staff. Ages 2-6 years Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm Weekly hands-on music program 2’s, Preschool, Pre-K Programs Meals Provided

(310) 828-0858 • www.beginningslc.com 1516 19th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

A FUTURE OF LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES

Children of Our Savior Preschool Kind Hearts, Growing Minds

• Provides a safe climate for children to develop spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. • Is accredited by NLSA (National Lutheran Schools Accreditation). • Learns through themes. We have a theme, letter, and Bible story each week and a value and Bible verse for the month.

Recognized as one of the top 25 schools in the Greater Los Angeles area!

Now Enrolling Call for Appointment

STAR PREP ACADEMY middle & high school

1518 S. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035 www.starprepacademy.org • 310-842-8808

• Plays with a Purpose. Our fun, planned activities promote learning. • Is open from 7 am until 6 pm, most weeks of the year. • Provides flexible options for parents’ schedules. • Is licensed. (#197409567) • Has two classrooms per age level. (Ages 2-6). • Provides spacious classrooms with a variety of resources. • Has a weekly chapel, plus Bible time the other four days a week. • Prepares children for kindergarten. • Is a great place to be! Our Savior Lutheran Church (310) 215-3166 6705 W. 77th St., Los Angeles, CA 90045 Email: childrenofoursavior@gmail.com May 19, 2016 Eye on Education – Special Advertising Section

PAGE 31

Education2016  

2016 Eye on Education for: Marina del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, Mar Vista, Westchester, Culver City, the Westsi...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you