Welcome to Angelou High School,
where “the most important single thing
beyond discipline and creativity
is daring to dare.”
-Dr. Maya Angelou
Bell Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Dismissal @ 3:06 P.M
Period 1 8:48-9:40
Period 2 9:46-10:38
Period 3 10:50-11:42
Period 4 11:48-12:40
Period 5 1:16-2:08
Period 6 2:14-3:06
Bell Schedule: Tuesday
Dismissal @ 1:54 PM
Period 1 8:42-9:20
Period 2 9:26-10:04
Period 3 10:16-10:54
Period 4 11:00-11:38
Period 5 12:14-12:52
Period 6 12:58-1:34
Dr. Maya Angelou's Core Values
Never Giving Up
Empathetic and Kind
Leading by Example
Organized for Success
Uniting Community and Culture
To Yourself, others, and your community
Arrive on time, ready and eager to learn
Make smart choices and resolve conflict peacefully
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
After School Tutoring
Students can get help with their studies in the Library on
Maya Angelou is proud to be a Restorative Justice model School
What is Restorative Justice in Schools?
Restorative Justice is a “philosophy and approach to discipline that moves away from punishment...to ensure accountability and break the cycle of retribution and violence” ( Alfed, 2010).
The following Principles of Restorative Justice provide the foundation of what we are implementing here at Jefferson High School:
1. Acknowledge that relationships are essential to building a successful school community.
2. Build systems that address student misconduct and harm in a a way that strengthens relationships and focus on the harm done rather than focusing on the rule broken.
3. Utilize Restorative Practices School-wide to manage behavior such as Community Building Circles, Restorative Conferences, Restorative Language
a. Example of Affective “ I” statements- “ John, I feel concerned when I see you walking the halls.”
2015-16 Graduating Class
Students Run LA
Student Civic Action Project
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5th Anual Blood Drive
BSU 1st Anual Poetry Slam
Another football team discovering pride and success is Maya Angelou, in its fifth year of existence in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The school never won a game on the field until last season. Coach Derek Benton points toward 5-foot-6, 141-pound junior defensive back-running back Nelson Gonzalez as an example of how he’s trying to “change the culture.”
Dr. Maya Angelou Welcomes Chinese Educational Leaders
Green Alley Project
Maya Angelou is proud to be part of the Green Alley Project
There are 900 linear miles of alleys in Los Angeles, which combined would make up about 3 square miles—about half the size of Griffith Park and twice the size of New York's Central Park. Scattered throughout the city in neighborhoods, commercial zones, downtown, and L.A.'s industrial areas, the alleys, for the most part, are ignored.
So why not transform these uninviting, concrete corridors into safe, green, community spaces? The Trust for Public Land is doing just that. Partnering with the City of Los Angeles' Community Redevelopment Agency, Bureau of Sanitation, the University of Southern California's Center for Sustainable Cities, Jefferson High School and others, we're re-purposing several neighborhood alleys into vibrant, outdoor areas. Improvements include:
We are working on a community-based design for a Green Alley pilot project in South Los Angeles so check back soon for updates.
Maya Angelou Community High School is Proud to offer GET LIT Poetry and Dance Company
The Get Lit Curriculum is aligned to Common Core Standards in both English and Visual and Performing Arts. Fusing the worlds of canonical text and youth-led thought, the Curriculum builds literacy, love of learning, vocabulary, and confidence.
Fall Sports Banquet
Dr. Maya Angelou is proud to be the host of Teen Court
The best approach to preventing juvenile delinquency is to intervene in the lives of youthful offenders at the first opportunity, when they commit low-level offenses, to discourage them from moving to more serious crimes. Teen Court does that in two ways: First, Teen Court diverts youthful offenders from the traditional justice system, replacing judges and attorneys with peers from other schools who question, judge and sentence alleged offenders, providing a more meaningful court experience for offenders. Second, for the students who volunteer to participate as jurors, clerks and bailiffs, Teen Court offers valuable lessons about how courts operate and what it is like to be a part of the justice system. Many Teen Court jurors later express an interest in studying law.
Our Teen Courts have courtrooms on campus, some use classrooms and have occasional sessions in a local law school’s courtroom, and other Teen Courts use auditorium spaces on campus. Jurors are selected from the high school’s student body.
The Court and the public benefit from Teen Court because it enables the juvenile justice system to focus its resources on higher risk offenders and educates the public about the work of the Court.