Dear parents and families,
Welcome to an exciting second semester at City Honors International Preparatory School. I look forward to working with students, parents, community members and school partners to achieve our goals in developing students who will be college and/or career prepared in the 21st century, increasing student achievement, and promoting a supportive, inclusive and safe school community.
City Honors has a rich history of excellence dating back to 2001 where it first opened its doors on the campus of West LA College. Since that time, our school community has been dedicated to developing college- and career-ready (CCR) graduates who should be able to enter and succeed in entry-level postsecondary courses with the following: mastery of rigorous knowledge and skills in core academic courses; the skills and dispositions necessary to be successful in charting their postsecondary path; and, successful participation in postsecondary opportunities through advanced coursework (Advanced Placement, Cambridge AS/A - level courses, dual enrollment) as well as career and technical education, work-based learning, and other opportunities for exploring interests, aptitudes, and goals so that graduates can successfully navigate pathways that connect education and employment after high school.
This school year, City Honors transitioned to a dependent-charter with great enthusiasm and anticipation of new opportunities that will enhance our instructional program. I am proud to announce that our school is the first California school to adopt the Cambridge International Curriculum which sets a global standard for education, is flexible, challenging and inspiring, culturally sensitive yet international in approach, and is recognized by universities and employers worldwide. As well, our school has partnered with the Asia Society to assist educators in accessing frameworks to help integrate global issues into existing curriculum in all academic subjects.
Parents are highly encouraged to actively join our team by participating in our monthly “Coffee with the Principal,” joining our School Site Council, attending parent conferences, and by talking to your child’s teacher about your child's progress. We believe that parents are partners!
Our high school team is committed to providing the best quality education for your child and all of our students. I am looking forward to an amazing school year in service to our students, parents, and community!
Saba Araya, Ed. D.