Instructional Rounds will be conducted at DMHS on October 7th and 8th. Faculty, staff, parents, and students are invited to observe classrooms during one of the block periods throughout each day. We use protocols to observe and analyze patterns of learning and instruction with the goal of improving our instructional practice and thereby improving student learning. Observations are non-judgmental and non-evaluative. For more information, click on the above title.
Students interested in applying to Downtown Business Magnet (DBM) and/or the Electronic Information Magnet (EIM) at DMHS should complete an e-Choices application. The window for applications is from October 1st to November 13th. Click on the above title for a link to the e-Choices online application and information website or visit DMHS to pick up an application.
Ryman Arts is hosting a recruitment event for students interested in learning more about their arts program for teens. Ryman Arts teaches classical drawing and painting to talented and motivated high school students as a bridge to a lifetime that expresses and appreciates the arts. The October 3rd and 18th events are both downtown. Click on the above title for more information.
Students interested in cultivating an understanding of race relations, leadership skills, and Korean society should apply to Project Bridge. This project culminates in a 10-day all-expenses-paid trip to Korea. The deadline is October 23rd. Click on the above title for more information.
At 9am on September 17th, DMHS hosted a special education rally, which was nationally televised the following day on Univision. The special, "Quiero Aprender," highlighted school rallies at DMHS and two other schools in Chicago and New York. In addition, the program spotlighted one student at each school, including DMHS student Samantha Lemus, who was filmed the previous week at school and at home. A celebrity host, contest, cash prize, and music were featured as well.
Monday, September 14, DMHS College Counselor Lynda McGee was highlighted on CBS2 News At 11PM. A trailer for this program states, "Despite all odds, this counselor is sending her students to college at an amazing rate. Meet the inner-city counselor with savvy advice for all college-bound students." Click on the title above to find a link this CBS report.
Beginning this fall, DMHS is offering its first cohort the opportunity to earn the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma after completing a two-year rigorous course of study. Learners are pushed to develop their own curiosity, exercise initiative, cultivate international mindedness, and impact their community by taking in numerous creative, active and service activities. IB Diploma graduates are widely recognized by the world’s leading universities. To learn more about the IB program, go to ibdowntown.weebly.com.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Downtown Magnets High School ranked number two among high schools in the district, based on last spring's SBAC scores in English Language Arts. Eighty-eight percent of Juniors who took this test, which is based on Common Core standards, met or exceeded standard expectations. This compares to a thirty-three percent rate district-wide.