Personal success through Empowerment, Academic achievement, Conflict resolution and Ethics
Enter to Learn, Exit to Serve.
The PEACE Academy is a leadership, social justice, law and government community that prepares critical thinking, community-minded, college and career ready students to impact their world through an integrated curriculum and real-world experiences.
This schedule is a sample of what PEACE students will take based on pathway requirements and high school graduation/A-G requirements.
All students at Millikan take A-G courses and have the option to take any AP Classes offered. We encourage PEACE students to take AP Classes in subjects that they enjoy and are strong in, as we know these are probably the areas they will pursue further in college.
The pathway classes have allowed me to think critically about real life social justice situations under the lens of a typical multi-cultural American citizen. The teachers are open to questions and are available to assist with students' needs.
Work-Based Learning/ Integrated Projects
- 9th Grade Math-College Research Project: Students are researching out of state colleges. They research the general costs (& more detailed costs), entry requirements, & other money involvement with integrated math concepts. This is an exploratory project to create interest in college & careers.
The PEACE 9th grade students work collaboratively to create an action plan to raise money to donate to a local organization, which works to improve the healthcare needs of LA County's vulnerable and homeless population.
Integrated Project, English, Math, Science, & Social Justice--
Students research, study, collaborate, and discuss data collected about the social, emotional, economic, and environmental impact homelessness has on our collective communities.
Essential Question: What is your social and ethical responsibility to the world?
- 10th Grade, Principles of Law: Students participate in a Mock Trial simulation to learn about trial procedure, interpret evidence, question witnesses, and construct compelling legal arguments.
Integrated Project: Law, Chemistry, English, & World History-- Students will learn about the scientific and historical causes of climate change and will engage in an activism project to fight climate change and mitigate its effects.
11th Grade, Constitutional Law: Continued work in Mock Trial simulations.
English, History, & Law-- Students work on Argumentation skills throughout the year. At the end of 2nd semester, students get to choose a Social Justice topic related to Law for further research. In this cross-curricular project, students analyze source credibility, gather evidence from numerous sources, synthesize research and compose an Argument Paper. Various components of this project will be conducted in the three core classes. At times they will be collaborating with peers and presenting information.
12th Grade, Presentation about voting and access to voting
Integrated Project, Government & Justice in America-- Students will be working towards the State Seal of Civic Engagement with curriculum from the Constitutional Rights Foundation.
We are very interested in creating industry partners that can help the students in our pathway to thrive. We are developing key partnerships for field trips, internships, job shadows, and guest speakers. If your company would like to contribute to experiences such as these, please please access more information here and contact us!
For More Information
Contact Ms. Midori Sanchez, the Millikan Pathway Coordinator, at MSanchez2@lbschools.net or (562) 425-7441 x.4106
Ms. Andrea Cruz, PEACE Pathway Lead teacher, at AGlenn@lbschools.net