What is going on inside of Inglewood Unified’s City Honors Preparatory Academy? City Honors quietly and voluntarily forfeited their right to remain a charter school as of 7/1/2014. Documents submitted and received by the California Department of Education (CDE) served as notification, City Honors would no longer function as a dependent charter, within the Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD). This information was not disseminated to Inglewood stakeholders. As a result, many students and parents are concerned about whether the curriculum and standards will remain in tact and most importantly, will students continue to be able to take college classes at local colleges.
Related link: List of Charter School Closures Fiscal Year 2014-15
The two most important issues, as defined by parents, are the safety and cleanliness of the IUSD campuses.
There are no campus security and/or school police assigned during the school day. Traditionally, charter schools do not utilize the same resources as regular IUSD schools.
A student from City Honors went a step further and utilized the Compton Herald to complain about the issues related to the upkeep of the girls bathrooms. As the new state appointed administrator, Vincent Matthews, goes on his listening tour, 2 Urban Girls is hopeful he is doing more listening to the students and will adequately address both the safety and hygiene issues, that remain unresolved from the previous state trustee.
Read the full article, written by 11th grader Jaslyn Fellows, at ComptonHerald.com
2 Urban Girls visited the school site and is happy to report Dr. Cain is addressing the issues. The students are very lucky to have such a proactive principal and staff. This is Dr. Cain’s first year serving as principal of City Honors.