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Great Experiences

So many academic and cultural opportunities are taking place for our Shores students. Last month our graduating class visited El Camino College to prepare for educational opportunities - they took their placement test, created an educational plan with a counselor, completed their orientation, filled out their South Bay Promise Application, and took a took a tour of the campus! After they complete their FAFSA application in February with the counselor, they will be eligible to receive a free year of tuition at El Camino in the fall! In addition, students were afforded the experience to attend The Broad and Grammy Museum. Students witnessed excellent points of view within artistic expressions and experienced artifacts and knowledge of past and present influential musical artists. At The Broad, students observed and participated in an exhibit titled ART + RHYME by Shirin Neshat, Possessed, (2001), which incorporated exploration of personal expression through poetry. Redondo Shores student, Hannah Bell, recounts the experience in a poem.

Hear my screams
I’m lost in this dream
I remain unseen
I’m not worth anything
You’re so near to me
Close in proximity
But now that is distancing
When you take a glance at me

The intellectual impact on the visits did not end at The Broad. Thanks to Ms. Unique Campa (Redondo Shores Art Teacher), Redondo Shores was the recipient of a $1,150 Cross Curricular Integration Grant that allowed for students to experience musical expression at the Grammy Museum, one week prior to “The Grammys.” Students participated in mixing beats in the sound booth and witnessed a vocal/instrumental performance. The most notable exhibit experienced by the students was 40 Years of Punk. As we are able to extend learning opportunities for our students outside of the classroom, we not only enrich their lives, but we help them reach for greatness by opening up doorways and ultimately assisting them in finding their purpose!