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California Schools to Watch is a statewide program implemented by the California League
of Educators, California Department of Education, California Middle Grades Alliance, National Forum, and the California Schools to Watch model schools.
Cedarlane Academy

Designated 2024

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District

Los Angeles County

Kim Lee, Principal

16333 Cedarlane Drive, Hacienda Heights, CA, USA

(626) 933-8001

School Characteristics

Enrollment: 650. Grade Levels: TK-8.

School Demographics

Replicable Practices

  • Regular Check-ins with Students: Taking time to check in individually with students allows teachers to provide support, address concerns, and build strong relationships, fostering a positive learning environment.

  • Clear Behavior Expectations: Establishing clear behavior expectations and consistently enforcing them creates a structured and safe learning environment for all students.

  • Positive Reinforcement: Using praise, rewards, and acknowledgment for good behavior reinforces positive conduct and motivates students to continue making positive choice

  • Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum: Integrating SEL curriculum into lessons helps students develop self-awareness, empathy, and responsible decision-making skills, contributing to a positive school culture and academic success.

  • Hands-On Learning: Incorporating hands-on activities and experiential learning opportunities engages students and deepens their understanding of academic concepts.

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