ACES

Accelerated Charter Elementary School
TK-6

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TAS

The Accelerated School
TK-8

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WAHS

Wallis Annenberg High School
9-12

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Our Story:
Get Accelerated

Nothing is impossible if you have vision and determination.

That’s what our founders believed when they opened The Accelerated School in 1994 in South Los Angeles. TAS set new standards for public schools, and for parental and community involvement, and became a national model for change.

The Accelerated Approach:

Every child is treated as gifted.

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teachers and students dressed up in Harry Potter costumes

TAS SPOTLIGHT:

Bringing literature to life at the Storybook Character Parade!

Today TAS faculty, staff, and administrators brought literature to life with our Storybook Character Parade! Each costume represented a story our #TAS scholars are familiar with - just one of the ways we’re making reading fun
WAHS USC
teachers and students dressed up in Harry Potter costumes

TAS SPOTLIGHT:

WAHS Student Asked to Join Salvadorian National Futbol Team!

TAS is very proud that one of WAHS’ students has been asked to join the Salvadorian National Team! ⚽

We are constantly impressed by our students’ talents, and we will continue to help all of our bright scholars foster their passions.
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teachers and students dressed up in Harry Potter costumes

TAS SPOTLIGHT:

Special Gratitude for TAS Staff

TAS’ one-of-a-kind staff is the reason our students continue to accelerate to new levels every school year. Thank you to ALL our staff - aides, cafeteria, campus supervisors, facilities, front office, technology team, teachers, and administrators!
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teachers and students dressed up in Harry Potter costumes

TAS SPOTLIGHT:

TAS Receives Dr. Carol Connor Award for Improvements in Literacy Outcomes

TAS was honored with the Dr. Carol Connor Award from Learning Ovations as recognition of its success in improving literacy outcomes. This latest award is the result of our TAS scholars' hard work and our TAS team's constant devotion to ensuring student success. Way to go TAS!
ACES Students Showcase Performing Talent
teachers and students dressed up in Harry Potter costumes

TAS SPOTLIGHT:

ACES Students Showcase Performing Talent

ACES Students performed “A Million Dreams” from the Greatest
Showman as part of ACES’ end-of-year events. Students
performed their hearts out, and we were once again reminded
how bright our future is in their hands. Congratulations to all of
our 6th graders who promoted from ACES!
ACES Students Showcase Performing Talent
teachers and students dressed up in Harry Potter costumes

TAS SPOTLIGHT:

TAS 2022 Kindergarten Culmination

TAS had the joy of seeing our Kindergarteners celebrate finishing
their last day of school at the TAS Kindergarten Culmination. TAS
sets high standards from the very beginning, and we are proud of
each and every student
WAHS USC
teachers and students dressed up in Harry Potter costumes

TAS SPOTLIGHT:

WAHS Visits USC Annenberg

Ninety of our Wallis Annenberg HS students recently attended USC Annenberg School of Communication’s Residency Program to learn more about the University and develop 21st century skills needed in the workplace, such as adaptability, innovation, empathy, and leadership.
Writers

TAS SPOTLIGHT:

TAS Young Writers

Congrats to Kate Castillo and Yaretzi Benitez for being the February and March winners of the TAS Young Writers contest! The writing prompts asked students "Why should black history be a part of our lives every day?" and "What does a world where everyone is treated equally look like?"
Instagram
teachers and students dressed up in Harry Potter costumes

TAS SPOTLIGHT:

The Accelerated Schools is on Instagram!

TAS has joined Instagram! Give us a follow @TheAcceleratedSchools. We’ll be showcasing what our Accelerators are learning, special events on campus and photos of daily life at TAS, ACES and WAHS.
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