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February 8, 2008
INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM The board of education approved a new academic program for students who are being considered for expulsion, and special-education students who have been suspended for more than 10 days. The new program was developed as a response to board members’ questions about how students who have been suspended or who are going through the expulsion process are being served academically. The new academic program is an independent study program.
NEWS
May 6, 2004
Glendale Unified School District's Verdugo Academy was recommended recently for state accreditation. Four state educators conducted a site visit of the school April 20 and recommended that the school receive accreditation by the Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges. State educators will make a final decision in June. The Verdugo Academy offers a home-study program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade and an independent-study program for students in grades nine through 12. The school serves about 120 students.
NEWS
June 24, 2005
Jackson Bell Natalia Kim chose to break her cycle of rebelliousness by enrolling at Daily High School her senior year. Before, as a Crescenta Valley High School student, many of her friends were steering her down the wrong path. On Thursday, Kim came full-circle by being named the Student of the Year during Daily High School's graduation ceremony at First Methodist Church on North Kenwood Street. "Although we have taken a step back early in our early high school years, I want you all to remember to take two steps forward," Kim said during the ceremony's senior address.
NEWS
March 6, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta TUJUNGA -- While her peers worry about algebra tests and who to take to the next dance, Danielle Foster is counting college credits and considering a major in communications. Though barely old enough to drive, the 16-year-old from Tujunga is a GCC homecoming princess and a full-time student at the campus with a 3.5 grade-point average. "I love being at school," Danielle said. "When I'm here, I know I'm accomplishing something."
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By Max Zimbert, max.zimbert@latimes.com | July 23, 2010
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Fifteen-year-old Mihran Houhannesyan raised his right hand, said a few words, and picked up his citizenship certificate moments later, getting a high-five and hug from his mother. But there was a problem. "I don't like the picture," Mihran said. No matter, the Glendale resident was granted citizenship Thursday in a ceremony of more than 110 people representing 28 countries, organizers said. "This is the paper," Mirhan's mother, Vardanush Houhannesyan, said.
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By Angela Hokanson | April 4, 2008
GLENDALE — The school district is getting out of two leased facilities as part of ongoing efforts to cut costs, and several programs and administrative operations will be transferred to new locations as a result. The Glendale Unified School District plans not to renew its lease of the storefront space on Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta that houses Verdugo Academy, an independent study program. And the district will move the Food Service Department’s administrative operations out of a rented building on Ocean View Boulevard in Glendale.
NEWS
By Angela Hokanson | June 20, 2008
Students and school officials extolled the value of brushing oneself off and trying again when life?s obstacles get in the way during a graduation ceremony Thursday for students at Daily High School, Verdugo Academy and AdvancePath Academy. The number of times someone falls down when they are tripped up is not what matters, school board member Nayiri Nahabedian said at the ceremony. ?What is important is getting up every time you fall,? she said. Students from the three programs ?
NEWS
June 11, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Parents who educate their children at home will get a helping hand from the Glendale Unified School District this fall. The Verdugo Academy, which makes up most of the north campus extension of Daily High School, will offer a new program for home-schooled students beginning in September, called the Home Independent Study Program. The academy, formerly known as the Glendale Alternative School, will provide parents who home-school their children with textbooks, lesson plans and weekly consultations and student assessments with credentialed Glendale teachers.
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By Max Zimbert, max.zimbert@latimes.com | July 23, 2010
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Fifteen-year-old Mihran Houhannesyan raised his right hand, said a few words, and picked up his citizenship certificate moments later, getting a high-five and hug from his mother. But there was a problem. "I don't like the picture," Mihran said. No matter, the Glendale resident was granted citizenship Thursday in a ceremony of more than 110 people representing 28 countries, organizers said. "This is the paper," Mirhan's mother, Vardanush Houhannesyan, said.
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NEWS
By Angela Hokanson | June 20, 2008
Students and school officials extolled the value of brushing oneself off and trying again when life?s obstacles get in the way during a graduation ceremony Thursday for students at Daily High School, Verdugo Academy and AdvancePath Academy. The number of times someone falls down when they are tripped up is not what matters, school board member Nayiri Nahabedian said at the ceremony. ?What is important is getting up every time you fall,? she said. Students from the three programs ?
NEWS
By Angela Hokanson | April 4, 2008
GLENDALE — The school district is getting out of two leased facilities as part of ongoing efforts to cut costs, and several programs and administrative operations will be transferred to new locations as a result. The Glendale Unified School District plans not to renew its lease of the storefront space on Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta that houses Verdugo Academy, an independent study program. And the district will move the Food Service Department’s administrative operations out of a rented building on Ocean View Boulevard in Glendale.
NEWS
February 8, 2008
INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM The board of education approved a new academic program for students who are being considered for expulsion, and special-education students who have been suspended for more than 10 days. The new program was developed as a response to board members’ questions about how students who have been suspended or who are going through the expulsion process are being served academically. The new academic program is an independent study program.
NEWS
By Angela Hokanson | September 22, 2007
GLENDALE ? The Glendale Unified School District is researching whether Verdugo Academy, an independent study program, would qualify for an alternative model of reporting academic progress to the state after the school failed to meet graduation rate requirements, according to a state report released last month. The academy?s graduation rate for the 2005-06 school year was about 46%, according to the most recent data released by the California Department of Education. That was a drop of 38% from the year before, when the graduation rate was 84%. Under federal No Child Left Behind mandates, schools are required to improve or maintain their Adequate Yearly Progress each year depending on their score.
NEWS
June 24, 2005
Jackson Bell Natalia Kim chose to break her cycle of rebelliousness by enrolling at Daily High School her senior year. Before, as a Crescenta Valley High School student, many of her friends were steering her down the wrong path. On Thursday, Kim came full-circle by being named the Student of the Year during Daily High School's graduation ceremony at First Methodist Church on North Kenwood Street. "Although we have taken a step back early in our early high school years, I want you all to remember to take two steps forward," Kim said during the ceremony's senior address.
NEWS
May 6, 2004
Glendale Unified School District's Verdugo Academy was recommended recently for state accreditation. Four state educators conducted a site visit of the school April 20 and recommended that the school receive accreditation by the Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges. State educators will make a final decision in June. The Verdugo Academy offers a home-study program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade and an independent-study program for students in grades nine through 12. The school serves about 120 students.
NEWS
June 11, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Parents who educate their children at home will get a helping hand from the Glendale Unified School District this fall. The Verdugo Academy, which makes up most of the north campus extension of Daily High School, will offer a new program for home-schooled students beginning in September, called the Home Independent Study Program. The academy, formerly known as the Glendale Alternative School, will provide parents who home-school their children with textbooks, lesson plans and weekly consultations and student assessments with credentialed Glendale teachers.
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