OVERVIEW OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
The Division of Educational Services is responsible for all educational programs, pre-kindergarten through adult. We are responsible for overseeing school operations, curriculum development, and instruction at each of the twenty-eight sites in the district. In addition, we also oversee the following: Staff Development, School Based Coordinated Programs, Student Assessment and Evaluation, Child Welfare and Attendance, Instructional Technology, and Special Education.
The Educational Services Division also coordinates day to day operations at all sites including programs and services such as Pre-K Programs; after school day care; Counseling; Arts Program; Athletics; School to Career and Academy Programs; District Guidance; Migrant Education; Alternative Programs; Summer School; and Federal and State Programs.
The Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services is responsible for all K-12 Curriculum and Instruction. Our Executive Directors are responsible for assisting all schools in the area of operations, instruction, and curriculum.
The District's 28 sites includes: One Headstart/State Preschool (Ramona); 12 Elementary grades K-5 (Dolland,Eastwood, Edmondson, Escalona, Foster Road, Gardenhill, Glazier, Johnston, Lampton, New River, Nuffer, and Sanchez); 3 elementary grades K-6 (Moffitt, Morrison, and Chavez), 6 middle, grades 6-8 (Benton, Corvallis, Hutchinson, Los Alisos, Los Coyotes, and Waite); four high schools, grades 9-12 (El Camino, Glenn, La Mirada and Norwalk); and two adult schools (Norwalk and La Mirada).School Sites & Directory
EL CAMINO HIGH SCHOOL
El Camino High School is a continuation high school for students who are in need of an educational setting designed to accommodate necessary adjustments to their education program. Because the school is smaller that the regular comprehensive high school campus, individual attention can be given to each student to address their unique educational needs. Rather than utilizing an assembly-line or cookie-cutter approach to education, the school focuses and builds on the individual differences and learning styles of its students as pathways to their educational success. Students are usually able to work relatively free of the social pressures and distractions that seemed to have impeded their educational success before. As a result, most students are able to work with “heart and soul” toward the completion of their course requirements. Because the curriculum is self-paced, serious and dedicated students are typically able to accelerate their educational progress.
NORWALK ADULT SCHOOL
The Adult School is a multi-faceted program designed to meet the educational and training goals of the adult community.
Adult school students may complete their high school diplomas, earn a GED, receive training in numerous computer programs and career technical education classes, prepare for the U.S. Citizenship examination, learn English, or learn skills that will allow them to start cottage businesses. The school also serves the needs of concurrently enrolled high school students who need to make up credits in order to graduate.
The Adult School is dedicated to serving the needs of the community, and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified has a 425 to 1 ratio of students to counselors in our high schools. Each comprehensive high school campus has designated one of these counselors to be in charge of the At-Risk Counseling.
In addition to educational planning, we are also fortunate to have a counselor at each of our middle schools that provides assistance with conflict resolution and maximizing the academic and personal potential of each student.
SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL
School Site Council is a process where teachers, parents, classified staff, students, and administrators collaborate, when appropriate, to conduct needs assessments, establish vision areas, define goals, shape direction, and develop school plans which include implementation and accountability.
School Site Council may make decisions in the areas of budget; curriculum development, implementation and evaluation; personnel; scheduling (i.e., school calendar); and discipline and attendance, which focus on the program outcomes of increased student achievement and school/community stakeholders satisfaction in accordance with their annual board approved school plan. Each SSC site has a site management team composed of teachers, parents, administrators, and at the secondary level, students.