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Contact Information (School Year 2018—19)
Last updated: 1/28/2019
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2018—19)
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy #3 (CNCA#3) is comprised of the Jose A. Castellanos (Tk-5) and Jane B. Eisner (6-8) Campuses. They are located just southwest of downtown Los Angeles and primarily serve a population of students who are either recent immigrants or descendants of immigrants from Mexico and Central America. The parent community is predominantly Spanish-speaking (Spanish is the dominant, and often only, home language.) More than two-thirds of the incoming kindergarten and first grade students are English learners, while less than 8% of the students exit Eisner as still needing English language services. The school also possesses a school-wide Title 1 program, with virtually all students clearly qualifying for free/reduced lunch.
CNCA#3 serves this community through a responsive, holistic educational program. The elementary campus delivers its academic program through a heritage dual language program in order to leverage the home language for deep academic English acquisition. By middle school, the vast majority of instruction is conducted in English. There is a sizable population of students with special needs, and they are served through a dynamic blended inclusion model.
This LEA follows a balanced literacy model for reading and writing instruction. Math instruction is in transition towards an investigatory approach to teaching, following the tenets of Cognitively Guided Instruction. Science and STEM instruction are new foci at Castellanos as the school attempts to better prepare students for the rigorous science at Eisner. All students receive dedicated art and dance classes throughout the year, with music, technology, and physical education also being high priorities. Both campuses also provide quality after-school programming as well as an extended school year. There are two co-principals of the two campuses, but the Site-Based Council and ELAC are run jointly. The school is administered by the Charter Nuevo Charter Academy, which runs several campuses in the greater MacArthur Park area of Los Angeles.
CNCA #3 will begin its second year with an LCAP that focuses on two main goals. These two main goals were created by a variety of stakeholder groups, including the SBC. The groups took the 9 priorities from the 16-17 LCAP and synthesized them into the two goals for the 17-18 LCAP. This synthesis removed redundancy and increased efficiency in monitoring and accountability. For this second year, 18-19, there are only subtle shifts in the LCAP actions and services.
For the Castellanos K-5 site, there are few and minor changes. For example, there are minor changes in personnel. These include the addition of one special education instructional assistant and the addition of a couple of coordinator positions (one will be a SPED coordinator position). These coordinator positions are to be paid through stipends and are not full-time positions. These changes to SPED personnel reflect other improvements to the special education program. There will be increased time dedicated to special education needs within the variety of actions and services planned. These range from professional development around instruction for students with varying learning challenges to professional development around behavioral interventions. Other minor shifts include a focus on integrated ELD instead of systematic ELD, a move to writing instead of reading, and the purchase of Second Step as a curriculum for teaching its character education program.
At the middle school site, this year’s LCAP reflects the subtle shift of focus towards integrated language development and strengthened supports for math. Additionally, it reflects the move to leverage experiential learning opportunities, whole child supports, and avenues to continue strengthening partnerships with families
Last updated: 1/28/2019
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2017—18)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/24/2019
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2017—18)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||0.4 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||2.0 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||92.3 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.0 %|
|Two or More Races||0.4 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||98.9 %|
|English Learners||59.3 %|
|Students with Disabilities||9.5 %|
|Foster Youth||0.9 %|