Halstrom Academy to Host an Open House at its New Woodland Hills Campus on Thursday, February 7, 2013

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The Leader in Customizable Secondary Education Inviting Parents and Teens to Attend

“Parents and their kids will be able to see that our school provides a small, safe and caring environment where no student is ever left behind,” states Mr. Ade Ayinde, Regional Director of Los Angeles.

Halstrom Academy, Southern California’s premier private education institution, has announced that it will hold an open house at its newest location in Woodland Hills. The open house will take place at Halstrom Academy’s new campus, located at 21800 Oxnard Street, Ste. 270 in Warner Center Plaza, on Thursday, February 7, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Halstrom Academy currently has five locations throughout San Diego and Orange County, including Anaheim Hills, Carlsbad, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo, and San Diego. The Woodland Hills campus is its first location in Los Angeles County and has started accepting enrollments earlier this month.

“We look forward to meeting local families, introducing them to our teachers and showing them our state-of-the-art educational facility with 1:1 teaching stations, science lab, computer café, and two student lounges located in the Warner Center office towers,” says Mr. Ade Ayinde, Regional Director of Los Angeles. “Parents and their kids will be able to see that our school provides a small, safe and caring environment where no student is ever left behind,” he adds.

In addition, families who attend may enter to win $750 in Halstrom dollars to be used towards tuition, technology, apparel or fees.    

Founded in 1985, Halstrom has quickly gained notoriety throughout Southern California for its unique and successful teaching model. Based on its philosophy that in education “one size does not fit all” and that students have different learning skill levels, needs, challenges and schedules, the school offers tailored one-on-one sessions and flexible schedules for students 11 – 18 years of age. About half the teens who attend Halstrom Academy are those with careers in acting, music, modeling and sports who find that the flexible scheduling of classes does not compromise their aspirations and the level of their education. Some of the school’s famous alumni include actress Blake Lively and U.S. Olympic figure skater Sasha Cohen. Halstrom Academy’s unique one-on-one learning model has proven to be extremely successful with students who value the 1:1 personalized education or unique learners, such as those with ADHD who would normally struggle in a traditional 30-student classroom environment.

Halstrom Academy’s graduates have gone on to attend colleges and universities including UCLA, Stanford University, Loyola Marymount and London School of Business.

To date, 15,000 students have attended Halstrom Academy – from varied backgrounds and a wide range of learning abilities.

To rsvp for the open house, please contact the Woodland Hills campus at (818) 824-6533 or visit http://www.halstromacademy.org

Halstrom Academy was founded in 1985 as Futures High School and is considered to this day a leader in customized middle and high school education. Currently, the school has five campuses in San Diego and Orange County. Believing that each student is an individual with different learning needs and capabilities and that each student deserves to maximize their potential, Halstrom Academy breaks away from the traditional classroom structure by providing high-quality, one-to-one education focused on content mastery, a technology-supported curriculum through the use of iPads loaded with e-textbooks and learning apps, and flexible scheduling options. Halstrom Academy’s time proven system is based on the educational phenomenon observed by Dr. Benjamin Bloom, educational psychologist at the University of Chicago which found that the average student performed 90% better when tutored one-on-one (Bloom’s Sigma 2 Problem, 1984).

Halstrom Academy provides both physical facilities and an online presence worldwide that deliver high-quality one-to-one education using the latest technologies. Like other high schools, Halstrom is Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredited. Each student can choose from numerous AP courses, over a hundred UC/CSU- certified courses and NCAA-approved courses in science, English, fine arts, foreign language, math, computer science and more. Halstrom offers full-time and part-time programs and its students are comprised of aspiring actors and athletes, traditional students who prefer one-on-one instruction, students who need class remediation or credit recovery, unique learners with learning disabilities such as ADHD, and working professionals who have already started their careers.

Some of the school’s famous alumni include "Gossip Girl" actress Blake Lively, Andy Zhang, youngest golfer to play in the U.S. Open, Olympic figure skater Sasha Cohen, MTV reality star and professional skateboarder Ryan Scheckler, and professional surfer Kolohe Andino.

For more information, please visit http://www.halstromacademy.org

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Rona Menashe                    
Guttman Associates            

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Guttman Associates

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