The Fifth Annual Middle School Panel was a great opportunity for parents/guardians to hear about the local middle schools and their programs. This program was geared for parents/guardians of fourth- and fifth-graders.
The event was hosted by the Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library in partnership with 17 area schools and organizations. Program representatives from the area schools addressed parents, legal guardians and students about their respective middle schools in terms of academic programs, resources and performance.
Panelists included magnet, charter, SAS (Schools for Advanced Studies) / High Ability / AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), independent and private schools, as well as the program and policy specialist from LAUSD’s choices program. Participants were provided informational material and handouts with opportunities to speak with school representatives.
The goal of the program is to support the readiness of families in the successful transition of their children from primary school to secondary school — a significant life event and major decision in education.
A panel event helps parents navigate the complex middle school education options in the Los Angeles area.