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TELESIS ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & MATH NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR NOW - JAN. 31

TELESIS ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & MATH ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR NOW – JAN. 31

 

ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA – JANUARY 9, 2012 – The Rowland Unified School District is now accepting applications for its new Telesis Academy of Science & Math (K – 8) for the 2012 – 2013 school year.  The application window is from January 9 thru January 31, 2012. All students (district resident or non-resident) who will be enrolled in grades K thru 8 next year are eligible to attend. Parents wishing to enroll their student(s) must submit an application for each student. Applications are available at:

·         Telesis Academy, 2800 E. Hollingworth Street, West Covina, CA 91792

·         Pupil Services Office, 1928 S. Nogales Street, Rowland Heights, CA 91748

·         Rowland Unified District Office, 1830 S. Nogales Street, Rowland Heights, CA 91748

·         Rowland Unified School District Website www.RowlandSchools.org

 

Applications MUST be received in the Pupil Services Office by 4 p.m. on or before January 31, 2012. The Pupil Services Office is located at 1928 S. Nogales Street, Rowland Heights, CA 91748. Please note late applications WILL NOT be accepted. For further questions, please call the Pupil Services Office at (626)935-8201.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS AND TIMELINE

January 9 – 31, 2012             Applications available for Telesis Academy

January 19, 2012                   Parent Information Meeting at Telesis Academy at 6:30 p.m.

February 16, 2012                  Lottery will be conducted if necessary

February 29, 2012                  Lottery results will be mailed to parents

March 1 – March 16, 2012    Parents must confirm enrollment to Telesis Academy

March 19 – May 18, 2012      New Telesis parents fill out Intra District Permits at their                                                         student’s home schools

April 12, 2012                         New Parent Orientation Meeting at Telesis Academy

 

            Telesis Academy has partnered with the national “No Excuses University” (NEU) college-readiness program that begins in Kindergarten. The campus is adorned with college flags and banners and all 21 classrooms have adopted a college/university, such as Dartmouth, UCLA, USC, Princeton and others.  The entire Telesis teaching staff is trained on the NEU culture, which focuses on collaboration, student-focused conversations, and shared responsibility to use data to ensure academic success for all.  The staff was also trained by the California Science Center in Los Angeles in the areas of science, aerospace and ecology.

            “Telesis was a unique opportunity that arose in response to our communities’ interest in a specialized school in the sciences and our ultimate goal to have a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) school in the District,” said Rowland Unified Superintendent Maria Ott. The 600 plus student campus began Measure R Bond modernization last June, following the closure of Rincon Intermediate. Telesis features three new state-of-the art science labs and modernized classrooms with Learning Wall systems for multimedia technology, white boards and teacher storage areas. The $5 million modernization project is expected for completion in late 2012.

            Telesis Academy of Science & Math is located at 2800 E. Hollingworth Street in West Covina, (626)965-1696. For more information, please contact Principal Miriam Kim at mkim@rowland.k12.ca.us.

The Rowland Unified School District is proud to serve 16,000 students at 20 elementary and secondary schools in the communities of Rowland Heights, Walnut, La Puente, City of Industry, and West Covina. More than 5,000 adults (16+) are also served by the Rowland Adult and Community Education School. For more information about Rowland Unified, call (626) 965-2541 or visit www.RowlandSchools.org. 

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