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Welcome to Angelou High School,

where “the most important single thing

beyond discipline and creativity

is daring to dare.”

              -Dr. Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou's First Annual South-Central Dance Festival

School Hours

Bell Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 

Dismissal @ 3:06 P.M


Advisory 8:00-8:42

Period 1 8:48-9:40

Period 2 9:46-10:38

Break   10:38-10:44

Period 3 10:50-11:42

Period 4 11:48-12:40

Lunch 12:40-1:10

Period 5 1:16-2:08

Period 6 2:14-3:06

School Hours

Bell Schedule: Tuesday


Dismissal @ 1:54 PM

Advisory 8:00-8:36

Period 1 8:42-9:20

Period 2 9:26-10:04

Break   10:04-10:10

Period 3 10:16-10:54

Period 4 11:00-11:38

Lunch 11:38-12:08

Period 5 12:14-12:52

Period 6 12:58-1:34

Dr. Maya Angelou's Core Values

Our School

Our Community 

Our Responsibility 


Accepting Responsibility 


Never Giving Up


Goal Driven


Empathetic and Kind


Leading by Example


Organized for Success


Uniting Community and Culture 




Angelou Expectations

        Be Respectful...........

 To Yourself, others, and your community



Be Responsible.........

Arrive on time, ready and eager to learn



Be Safe.....

Make smart choices and resolve conflict peacefully 

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

Our entire school has adopted the book 7 habits of Highly Effective Teens, and have infused it's 7 tenets into our instructional methodology. The book discusses how teenagers can become more independent and effective by following seven basic habits.The habits range from being proactive in every aspect of one's life to planning and prioritizing one's daily life and responsibilities.

Tutoring Schedule

After School Tutoring 


Students can get help with their studies in the Library on


Monday,          3:15-4:30


Wednesday    3:15-4:30


Thursday         3:15-4:30

Hiking Club

Congratulations to our SRLA students that finished the LA Marathon

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.”

Mesa Club

Mesa Club

2015-16 Graduating Class

Students Run LA

Student Civic Action Project

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Congratulations to MS. Naponelli for being recognized as one of District 7 Heroes in Education

Congratulations to MS. Naponelli for being recognized as one of District 7 
Heroes in Education

Maya Angelou Was The Proud Host of LAUSD's Special Olympics


Event Calender

5th Anual Blood Drive

BSU 1st Anual Poetry Slam


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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:

  • Light colored paving to reduce the heat island effect;
  • Cross walk striping, lights, and signage to encourage pedestrian use and increase workability;
  • Native and drought tolerant planting to help green and beautify the neighborhood;
  • A host of innovative techniques to capture and infiltrate storm water from nearby alleys and streets.

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.


  • Professional Development at the 2015 Poetic Convergence at the Skirball Cultural Center, plus a Spring Training (for a total of 10+ hours)
  • LIT KIT: Teacher’s Curriculum Book, Student Workbook, Curriculum Videos, and bonus gifts including an anthology of 120+ classic poems, curated each year, along with performance videos from previous Classic Slams to inspire your youth!
  • Professional Development through regular on site visits from Get Lit’s Manager of Education (up to 2 visits per semester + extra for Classic Slam)
  • Participation in the Classic Slam
  • Generally, we work in collaboration with an English or Drama teacher to administer the Core Program. Or if you prefer, we can provide you with a Get Lit teaching artist to implement and execute the program throughout the year.
  • Access to Get Lit’s online “Teachers Lounge” with online materials and secrets
  • A BLITZ Show (Get Lit visits your school to perform!)
  • Our Core Program is available to schools within southern California. If you are outside the area, we sell the curriculum materials separately.

Fall Sports Banquet

Dr. Maya Angelou is proud to be the host of Teen Court

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.


If you need additional information, please contact the Court's Community Relations Office at communityoutreach@lacourt.org