Smarter Balanced & STAR Testing

Smarter Balanced and STAR Testing will continue running in the coming weeks. Specific testing days for each class are listed below. The pilot Field Tests will not generate formal student results this year. The STAR test has been discontinued in ELA, Math, and History, but not in Science. STAR science testing will occur on May […]

Music Grant

NEWSFLASH:  Journey School’s in the hunt for $50K—current national ranking is #20 Journey School is in the hunt for the $50,000 Clorox Power a Bright Future grant. Our current national ranking is #20 out of 400.  The immediate goal is to break into the TOP 10 by Saturday and the TOP 5 by Thanksgiving. WHAT? […]

6th Grade Students are “Knighted”


6th Grade students are in the midst of the Middle Ages. Throughout the year, they’ve learned about knights, King Arthur’s Roundtable, the impact of Charlemagne’s reign, the role of the church in shaping daily lives, the concept of social stratification, the importance of literacy in historical context, and much more. In typical Journey style, students […]

Many Hands Make Light Work

Work Day Kindy_8

A special “thank you” from the Kindergarten Teachers: The Journey Kindergarten Community recently held a ‘Welcome Spring’ Work Day, and the Kindergarten Teachers want to send out a BIG THANK YOU to all who came out to help. We shared a lovely Saturday filled with productive work, great food, good friends, family, and thoughtful conversations. […]

Interview with Mr. Shaheer on Charter Schools

INTERVIEW with Mr. Shaheer for LA TIMES ARTICLE March 25, 2014  What are public charter schools?  Charter schools are tuition-free public schools.  Charters are allowed to be innovative so long as they deliver positive educational results. In essence, charters expand the “learning menu” for children in exchange for keeping important promises to the public. How […]