West Adams Preparatory High School

School of The Arts

The School of the Arts drives instruction through a distinctive arts integration model. Career pathways are identified that foster creativity, critical thinking and collaboration.

Vision Statement

All students experience instruction through a unique personal lens that involves cross curriculum project based learning activities in the media and fine arts that are connected to core subject areas and career pathways.

Mission Statement

Art drives instruction in all SOTA core classes. All students have multiple opportunities to participate in performance based activities in order to excel and graduate. Teachers provide students with continual support and guidance.

Office Location: N036  |  Phone: (323) 373-2539

LAUSD Arts Programs Booklet

Small School Staff

School of the Arts Teacher of the Month

  • Shobe, Christopher Asst. Principal

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2516

     

     

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    Not Available

  • Gomez, Timothy Counselor

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373 - 2536

     

     

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    Not Available

  • Bryant, Efrem PSW

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2570

     

     

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    Not Available

  • Galindo, Maria Office Support

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373 - 2539

     

     

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    Not Available

  • Amador-Solia, Judith ART

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    Visual Art

    Syllabus:

    Visual Art

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Avila, Luis  ELA

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    ELA

    Syllabus:

    ELA

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Barrett, Mauricio P.E.

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    P.E.

    Syllabus:

    P.E.

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Beck, Lasondra P.E.

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    PE

    Syllabus:

    PE

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Bohamed, Claude RSP

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    ELA

    Syllabus:

    RSP

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Brown, Jewel MRM

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    MRM

    Syllabus:

    MRM

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Caudillo,Marco SDC HIST

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    SDC HIST

    Syllabus:

    SDC HIST

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Clark, Raymond HIST

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

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    HIST

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    HIST

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    Not Available

  • Cotta, Julianne CHEM

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    CHEM

    Syllabus:

    CHEM

    Website:

    http://mscotta.blogspot.com/

  • De Dios, Jesus MEDIA/TECH

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    MEDIA/TECH

    Syllabus:

    DIG-IMAG 1AB

    Website:

    http://www.jesusdedios.com/artclass/

  • Galindo, Mario ELA (Lead Teacher)

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    ELA

    Syllabus:

    ELA

    Website:

    http://www.uchewz.ning.com/

  • Gersdorff, Steven ELA

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    ELA

    Syllabus:

    ELA

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Hernandez, Hamlet MATH

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    Math

    Syllabus:

    Math

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Jansen, Natalia ELA

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    ELA

    Syllabus:

    ELA

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Kantor, Andrea LIBRARIAN

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2548

     

     

    Website:

    http://skippingtothegoodpart.weebly.com/

  • Lamadrid, Mark LANG

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    LANG

    Syllabus:

    LANG

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Martinez, Saul SCI- BIO

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    RSP

    Syllabus:

    RSP

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    Not Available

  • Nguyen, Cindy HIST

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    HIST

    Syllabus:

    HIST

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Pacheco, Tanya SDC ELA

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    SDC ELA

    Syllabus:

    SDC ELA

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Patterson, Kimberly MATH

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    MATH

    Syllabus:

    MATH

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Pettus, Karon ELA

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    ELA

    Syllabus:

    ELA

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Primus, Vincent ROP

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

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    ROP

    Syllabus:

    ROP

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Reyes, Francisco BAND

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    BAND

    Syllabus:

    BAND

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Rios, Ceila HIST

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    HIST

    Syllabus:

    HIST

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Shih, Grace  MATH/LANG

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    MATH/LANG

    Syllabus:

    MATH/LANG

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Sims, Stephen SDC SCI

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    SDC SCI

    Syllabus:

    SDC SCI

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Stewart, Matt VAPA

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    VAPA

    Syllabus:

    vAPA

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    Not Available

  • Suarez, Christian ROP

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    ROP

    Syllabus:

    ROP

    Website:

    Not Available

  • Villanueva, Rafael HIST

    Contact:

    Email  |  (323) 373-2500 (Main Office)

    Subject/s:

    HIST

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    HIST

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Ms. Nguyen

Core-Subject Class Descriptions

Science Department

Biology, Chemistry, and Physics courses in the School of the Arts at West Adams Preparatory High School are enhanced through the use of many different art forms. SOTA students engage in art projects to help demonstrate and apply their knowledge.  Visual and multimedia arts, including sound, light, color, and digital media design, are an integral part of how students relate to the scientific content they are studying.  Students engage in hands-on activities involving tactile and kinesthetic experiences and the use of multi-sensory materials to enhance instruction.  Visual thinking strategies are also used to help guide instruction and tap into prior knowledge, encouraging students to incorporate 21st century skills by actively employing contemporary media and technology.

 

English Department

The English department uses a variety of arts integration stategies to drive instruction including, yet not limited to: Gallery Walks, Artistic Rendering and Displaying of posters, book jackets, movie ads and brochures, short film movie-making and Cinematic Arts analysis, creative writing, scripts and playwriting, Comic Strip Art, and Visual Thinking Strategies.

 

Social Science Department

In the Social Science Department, teachers incorporate the use of multimedia art in a historical context. Teaching strategies include: visuals, graphics, video, music, and current events. Students demonstrate their content knowledge by creating multimedia projects that exhibit historical context.

Non-Core Class Descriptions

MARCHING BAND

The West Adams Panther Marching Unit is made up of students from Advanced Band, Beginning Band, and Marching Dynamic Students. The band is the most notable performance group on campus and performs at several functions such as Football Games, Pep Rallies, and competitions.

 

AP MUSIC

This is a college level rigorous course.  The students focus on musicianship, theory, melodic and harmonic dictation, and 4 part writing.  In addition, the AP Music class will form the Pit Orchestra for the Spring Musical

 

Digital Imaging 1AB

Digital Imaging 1AB is an introduction to graphic design emphasizing in the use of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator as introductory creative tools. In this course students become familiar with vector and raster graphics. They learn to apply new and fundamental skills to create, edit, and manipulate digital images.

 

Photography

The photography course provides students with technical instruction and practical experience. Instruction includes the history of photography, composition, basics of image exposure, techniques for processing, and the care and use of photography equipment. The class also covers portfolio creation/evaluation and career exploration/employability skills.

 

Physical Education

The Physical Education department will be using a few different strategies to incorporate Art into our curriculum.  Visual strategies to help students see themselves doing an activity in their mind before they actually preform it and using technology to analogize movement they are doing. Plus, learning about dance.

 

Physical Education will be using many different strategies to incorporate art into the curriculum.  Visual, Technolonical, dance and drawing to name a few.

 

Intro to Theatre

Intro to Theatre class is designed to introduce students to all elements of theatre and play production. The class is designed to help students be more successful in the core subjects by helping them acquire subject specific vocabulary, improve their communication and analytical skills by engaging in observations, hands on experience and critiques of various play productions and activities. Students explore elements of acting, directing, producing, and technical theatre. As they learn about pantomime, improvisation, character analysis, dramaturgy, historical research, and all design elements, they engage in project based learning, discussions and writing tasks that improve their self-confidence and provide opportunities for developing their individual artistic creativities.

 

Theatre Company and Theatre Production

Theatre Company and Theatre Production Courses are designed to help our students be more successful in the core subjects by enhancing their vocabulary, critical thinking, analytical and creative skills as well as communication skills. As students explore the elements of theatre production, they learn through hands on experiences by taking on the roles of actors, directors, producers and designers. They learn how to read and break down the text. They use their imagination and life experience to interpret the text and then create a character that is authentic and real. Students learn how to read the script, do research on the social, political economic and historical context of the play in order to create meaningful designs and create believable characters in a live performance. Students have an opportunity to collaborate and work as a team, to take on leadership roles as stage managers, house managers and production staff. They learn about publicity and advertisement and all business elements of a successful play production and learn how to be confident, public speakers and creative artists.

 

 

 

 

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