Schools brief for the week of Nov. 11

Flex College Prep hosts admissions seminar

Flex College Prep is scheduled to host a free educational seminar, Extracurricular Development: Standing Out from the Competition, 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at 4600 El Camino Real, Suite 201, Los Altos.

The seminar will cover the relevance of extracurricular activities for college admissions and how to incorporate extra- curricular activities into an application.

Los Altos High Marching Band hosts performance and workshop

Marching band teaches advanced mathematical processing, proprioception, multitasking and time management, along with manners, discipline, sacrifice, generosity, teamwork and camaraderie – all in an outdoor setting filled with music.

Freestyle Academy looks for a home

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The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District wants to lease an unoccupied site on Bryant Avenue in Mountain View for Freestyle Academy of Comunication Arts and Technology.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District wants to lease city-owned land on Bryant Avenue in Mountain View to house Freestyle Academy of Communication Arts and Technology, but negotiations are taking longer than expected.

BCS officials request Egan campus for 2019

Bullis Charter School officials have asked to occupy all of Egan Junior High’s campus in the 2019-2020 school year.

The charter school requested the district’s largest campus as part of the legal process through which charter schools are allocated facilities, mandated by Proposition 39. Proposition 39 grants charter schools “reasonably equivalent” facilities to district schools.

“We’re happy with the Egan site because that’s where the majority of our school already is,” said Joe Hurd, chairman of the Bullis Charter School Board of Directors.

Schools Briefs for the week of Oct. 31

MVLA hosts Math Night for future students

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District has scheduled its second Math Night for the families of future high schoolers 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27 in Los Altos High’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

The event – designed for the families of kindergartners through eighth-graders who will attend Mountain View High or Los Altos High – will provide information on math pathways available to students and details on computer science and engineering courses.

Statewide testing shows generally strong schools, yet achievement gaps remain

Local schools performed above the county average on annual statewide testing across the board, but administrators can still find room for improvement.

Last spring, students across the state in grades 3-8 and 11 took the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, which measures achievement on Common Core standards.

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