Local Los Angeles Christian High School's WASC Accreditation Renewed for Six Years

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The Los Angeles Adventist Academy (LAAA) has received a six-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. This year also marks the Christian school's 85th anniversary of education K-12 students.

When the Los Angeles Adventist Academy (LAAA) opened its doors for the 2008-2009 school year recently, it initiated the Christian school's 85th year of educating K-12 students. It did so with a six-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Los Angeles Adventist Academy students and their parents prize their school's accreditation, which is required for entrance to universities and colleges. Some 85% of the school's graduates go on to college.

The academy is located at 846 E. El Segundo Blvd. in Los Angeles, located closest to the Compton, Gardena, Hawthorne, Lynwood, Torrance and Watts communities. LAAA also has a pre-school, which meets from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursdays, closing earlier on Fridays. It meets year round.

"It is gratifying when our school, after doing the Focus on Learning Self Study and having a visit from the WASC Accreditation Committee, received a six-year term of WASC accreditation," said Lorenzo Paytee, principal. "This accreditation validates the fine work of our experienced Christian educators and extends the academic future of the academy through 2014.

An email newsletter gives periodic updates about school activities for students and the community. To receive the newsletter or for further information, e-mail naaf@sbcglobal.net or call 323-321-2585. You can learn more about the Los Angeles Adventist Academy by visiting their website, at http://www.laadventistacademy.com/.

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