James A. Foshay Learning Center

James A. Foshay Learning Center

2015-2019

School Description

"The mission of James A Foshay Learning Center is to develop socially responsible citizens who are prepared to face the challenges of the 21st century.
The vision is to create an internationally focused school that promotes:

  • Communication within our community and throughout the world
  • Inquiry and problem solving in a rigorous academic setting
  • Technology as a means to learn, communicate and demonstrate knowledge
  • A community of caring students, parents, and staff
  • Service with the goal of making the world a better place"

Contact Information

Website: www.foshaylc.org

Principal: Yvonne Edwards- ygarriso@lausd.net

Additional ETA Contact: Lisa Bebee- lbebee@lausd.net

Four-Year Plan Goals

Goal One: To bring music technology and recording arts into the Foshay curriculum where students will learn and develop valuable 21st-century skills combining recording arts, performing arts, and computer technology.

Goal Two: To build a Theatre Arts program at Foshay that delivers high quality, sequential and
standards­ based instruction in the theatre arts

Approach

Goal One: The school will work with an outside arts partner who will provide professional development in music technology to the designated music teacher as well as provide curriculum to assist the teacher. The arts partner will "team-teach" in the beginning, gradually pulling back as the music teacher becomes more confident and competent in music technology pedagogy and programs.

Goal Two: The school hired a full time theatre teacher so that he can create a sequenced, standards-based theatre arts program offering new theatre courses to Foshay students. 

Arts Partnerships

Goal One: Young Producers Group is assisting with teaching artists and Professional Development.

Goal Two: A Noise Within

Sustainability Plan

Goal One: A new arts course in Music Technology with a dedicated classroom and equipment will be offered as part of the music offerings at Foshay. 

Goal Two: New theatre courses will be open and offered to all students.