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Titans dancing the night away at our Starry Night Dance.

Our fabulous TK and Kinder team celebrating the 100th day of school!!

ABS students welcoming everyone back from Winter Break!

ASB students preparing to offer free hot chocolate to all our Titans on their first day 

back from Winter Break.

Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Martinez, Mrs. Du and Mrs. Kelly showing their Titan pride!!

Our amazing front office staff ready to great all our parents and students!

ASB students showing off their Titan Pride!

Our classified staff celebrating the holiday season with Santa!!

Our 8th Grade Titans re-enacting the American Revolution at Riley's Farm.

Our 8th Grade Titans learning about life during the American Revolution 

at Riley's Farm.

2020 Science Olympiad Division "A" bringing home the Gold

2020 Science Olympiad Division "B"- 3rd Place

2020 Science Olympiad Division "B"- 2nd place- "Density Lab"

2020 Science Olympiad Division "B"- placing for the "Road Scholar" challenge

Pepperdine Waves showing off their college spirit!

Ms. Reynolds receiving her NEU Letter of Recognition.

Elementary Science Olympiad earned themselves a Silver Medal.

Telesis Staff is congratulated by Dr. Mitchell and 

the Board for Gold Ribbon Status!

Our Titan Scholars attending the Adelente Mujer Latina conference at Pasadena 

City College.

Titan Tank- Mitigating negative impact of humans on biodiversity

Congratulations to “The Big Green Titans” on their win of the Lexus 
Eco Challenge and over $10,000 in scholarships!

Titan Tank competitor explaining his edible silverware to the judges.  

Titan Scholars competing in the Los Angeles Botball Tournament in Burbank CA.  

Ms. Chen answering questions at the National NEU Convention about NGSS using ABC- 

 "Activity Before Content"

Ms. Chen and Mrs. Lam DeKrieger presenting NGSS- ABC- "Activity Before Content"

Musicians in the Making! Fifth Grade Titans have talent!

Ready to read! Kindergarteners wait patiently for just the right books.

Yale scholars looking at spelling patterns in words to become better readers and writers.

Ms. Oh presenting this years expectations to Titan Seventh Graders

Cal Bears learning about Chess

Titans learning how to evaluate websites and to be responsible Digital Citizens

1st Grade finding ways to make 8 using playing cards and Seesaw

Author Visit: Veera Hiranandani

Science Olympiad 2018 (Division B): Great Job Titans! 

Titans competing at the Math Counts Competition.  

MATCH COUNTS Coach Mr. Hunyh and Team Titan.

Telesis 5th Graders visit Griffith Observatory

Mr. Rodriguez commands the Telesis Choir at the winter performance.

Google Expeditionary Learning- The students get to take a virtual tour of anywhere in the world. 

Principal's Message

It is a sincere honor and privilege to welcome you to our academy.  We are very excited about opening our doors in our eighth year as a No Excuses University Preparatory Academy.  NEU coupled with our focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) will prepare our children for college and career readiness. We continue our professional relationship with the California Science Center. This partnership, in its fourth year, supports the staff in designing inquiry based science and engineering lessons around the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and are integrated throughout the curriculum.    
Our students continue to compete in the Southern California Science Olympiad, Greater Los Angeles Botball Tournament, Inland Valley Debate League Tournament, and Math Counts Competitions.  Our elementary Science Olympiad division received a silver medal, and our middle school division placed in several events.  Additionally, our “Botball” robotics team placed fourth and were awarded the coveted “Judges Choice” award.  We look forward to continuing to program Vex robots, design using 3D printers, Laser Cutters, and code beginning in kinder and first grade.  Lastly, the Telesis Debate team placed in several of their debate tournaments. 
I am so proud of the work that is taking place at Telesis.  The hard work of the staff, the students, parents, and the support of our community has earned us the title of a Top Los Angeles County Public School for Underserved Students.  In addition we are a California Gold Ribbon School, a Title I Academic Achievement School, and a California Honor Roll School.  Our entire staff is committed to providing an outstanding educational environment that addresses the needs of every child.  We also believe that students who learn and develop outstanding character traits will go further and achieve more in life.
Telesis is home to many wonderful families who make education a priority and support our school in so many ways.  It is our hope and desire that you will also connect with our community and make it your own.
I thank you for choosing Telesis as your place of learning and we all look forward to an awesome 2019-2020 school year!  
Johan Schmitz
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About Us

Telesis Academy of Science and Math is a public school serving students in grades TK-8. Located in a quiet residential area of West Covina, and part of Rowland Unified, our school’s STEM focus and inclusion in the “No Excuses University” network of schools, annually draws a list of applicants and a waiting list of prospective students.  Our partnership with the California Science Center continues to keep our teachers abreast of the latest and greatest in Science Education.  We learn how to integrate the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as well as the Engineering Design Process into student learning throughout the year. 
One of the hallmarks of Telesis Academy is the focus on STEM integration. Students regularly use and apply state-of-the-art technology in their classrooms as well as the middle school STEM and Robotics classes.  Telesis is also a 1:1 school where TK-2nd grade students use IPADS, and 3rd through 8th graders use Chromebooks in their classrooms with Google Classroom as a vehicle for their learning.  In addition, 3D printers, laser cutters, green screens, and drones are tools our students have access to in order to enhance their educational experiences. 
For students who are interested in competing, Telesis represents at the Southern California Science Olympiad (division A and B), Math Counts Competition, The Inland Valle Debate League, and the Greater Los Angeles County Botball tournament.  Opportunities to code are ongoing and happen in the students regular classrooms as well as in after school coding classes.    
Telesis Academy is the first ever No Excuses University Preparatory Academy in the nation.  We believe that ALL students can achieve success, and we strive to provide our students with the very best education.  We promote a culture that embodies achievement and ensures that our actions are driven by our commitment to student success.  Every student is given explicit exposure to what college is, why they should attend and culminating with an understanding that they need to take ownership of how to get into college.  It is not unusual to see students writing or talking about going to college. 
NEU at Telesis is found schoolwide, and is embraced by every staff member in a clear and committed manner.  Every member of the staff believes that each child is capable of meeting standards in all areas of students’ academic education, and genuinely believe they are agents of change: capable of creating equitable learning opportunities for their students.
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Telesis Academy of Science & Math located at 2800 E. Hollingworth Street, West Covina, CA 91792.

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