The Medicine and Science Careers Program has been the centerpiece of our school’s curriculum since its establishment. Our program provides a unique opportunity for students to access experience-based learning in environments including hospitals, clinics, research laboratories, and university facilities. Additionally, students actively develop connections with experts and professionals throughout the community, both locally and globally.
The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while California creates new assessment, accountability, and continuous improvement systems. 477 middle schools and high schools applied this year.
Schools applied for the award based on a model program or practice their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies. The award acknowledged elementary schools last year.
The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. These include the California Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, California English Language Development Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards.
You may have heard that students applied in record number to the UC System which made this acceptance season extremely competitive. What you might not know is that King/Drew Magnet HS of Medicine and Science Seniors remained competitive this year with impressive UC acceptance numbers.
Chukwuagoziem Uzoegwu one of King Drew's finest seniors was interviewed for this Los Angeles Times piece about Tyrone Howard, a UCLA education professor and director of the school’s Black Male Institute. His research focuses on achievement gaps and this article spotlights his close look at successful black and Latino teens.
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