AOAT Hosts Samueli Academy

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Samueli Academy, a Public Charter High School in Santa Ana that focuses on engineering and design pathways, visited Cleveland High School to learn about AOAT, and how our California Partnership Academy operates. Our Student Ambassadors gave them a tour of our campus and provided them with an introduction to what our learning community is all about. Our Coordinators and Lead Teachers hosted a lunch session to answer questions and mentor their team in planning curriculum connections. Connecting with other schools also helps us think about ways to enhance AOAT.

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Peer Mentors Off and Running

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On Wednesday, the first Peer Mentor Meeting was held in A-2 and A-3. Students from every grade came and participated, mentors and mentees. A workshop was provided where the mentees got to talk to some of the mentors and interact with them. Overall, many more students showed up than last year’s launch which shows great involvement. Mentor meetings are every Wednesdays in A-2.

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Back to School

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AOAT held a meeting for all 9th and 10th graders’ parents. Teachers explained the basics of AOAT such as the new grading program we are using this year, “Schoology.com”.  Art Club, sponsored by AOAT, contributed to Back to School Night by selling food to raise money for the club’s involvement at Cleveland. It was a great night which was really informative to all AOAT parents.

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Screen Printing Fun

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AOAT teachers express their love for art at GYO Media, a community print shop located in Atwater Village. They demonstrated their love for the arts by designing their own screen graphics and making multiple prints. From this fun experience, Ms. Rosillo wants to start a screen printing class here at CHS…How exciting!!!

Thanks Again, Intern Hosts!

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We are so grateful to all our outstanding hosts for mentoring the interns this summer. And thanks, also, Ms. Prato, for taking these great portraits! Anyone interested in hosting a student next summer, please get in touch!! Email addresses are on the AOAT website: theaoat.org!

Interns Celebrate Completing Their Summer Assignments

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The excitement was palpable as interns arrived to help with setting up the classrooms for the evening. Girls in heels and boys in ties moved chairs and tables and reviewed their presentations, then the guests began to arrive. A bountiful potluck supper provided by students and their families was followed by the dynamic Project Expo. This is a series of five-minute rotations, when interns present their final project and an overview of their summer experience through a powerpoint. The room was packed with hosts and families jockeying for seats to hear the students tell their stories.

The final portion of the evening was the awarding of certificates to interns and portrait photographs. This is when we thank the hosts for their generous support, and the parents for encouraging their children to participate. Another successful summer program completed, and the teachers have one last week to rest before fall semester begins…