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Welcome to The Accelerate School (TAS)!

A Message From Our Leadership

Dear TAS community,

As I look back on my 10 years with TAS, I have so many fond and rewarding memories with the thousands of students who’ve walked our halls, the teachers I’ve worked with over the years, and the families who have nurtured our students to success.

I am proud to be part of such a highly supportive, educational environment that prepares our students to be competent and confident learners in high school and beyond.

For more than a decade, TAS has been my home and family. With each school year, there’s a feeling of excitement, of new beginnings and of new possibilities. That’s what I look forward to when I start a new school year with TAS, and it’s what carries me forward.

I look forward to working with the TAS family – new and old, building upon our great tradition of excellence, and to create new memories.

Warmly,
Francis Reading
Principal, TAS K-8

Francis Reading

The Model School

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TAS provides elementary and middle school education to students in grades kindergarten through 8th grade.

When TAS opened its doors in 1994, it was groundbreaking. The premise was ambitious, yet simple: good schools transform communities and community is created with shared values and common goals. In the decades since its founding, TAS became a national model for education reform.

Today, TAS continues to set high standards for educational achievement and possibilities. It provides a rigorous yet nurturing academic learning environment with high expectations of students and a strong belief that all children are gifted, and can learn and achieve their full potential.

Our staff and teachers, together with our parents, work to help ensure our students are prepared to succeed and thrive in high school.

TAS After School Programs

Serving grades K-6

TAS students may participate in a safe, engaging and free after-school program thanks to a partnership with LA’s BEST. Along with a nutritious snack and homework assistance, students can explore:

  • Dance
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Sports
  • Nutrition
  • And much more!

Applications available in the TAS main office.

Serving grades 6-8

Students receive free tutoring and homework assistance as well as opportunities to participate in a variety of clubs which vary year to year depending on student interest.

This program is made available through a partnership with the Youth Policy Institute (YPI) to support
student success.

More information available in the TAS main office.

Get in touch with our team!