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HMSA can now proudly announce our new journalism website, aviatornews.org! We chose to launch an electronic version of our student paper to provide more coverage of life at HMSA. Check it out! We'll be posting new article... Continue

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HMSA Recognized by the California Department of Education

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 
2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award 

Honoring outstanding, innovative schools throughout California

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that 193 middle schools and 180 high schools have been honored under the state's new Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program, which is temporarily taking the place of the California Distinguished Schools Program.

"These schools are academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching," Torlakson said. "They provide great examples of the things educators are doing right—embracing rigorous academic standards, providing excellence and creativity in teaching, and creating a positive school climate."

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 and accountability systems. 

Read full news release here.

HMSA Teacher Receives Top Honor 

Each year at their annual celebration the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) honors one teacher from each of their program offices and worldwide partner programs. On March 25th Timothy Dura, who is being honored for his innovative approach to teaching the NFTE curriculum, will represent Los Angeles at the NFTE Global Showcase at Gotham Hall in New York City. NFTE's mission is to globalize students' thinking and encourage them to reach beyond themselves and become the business leaders of tomorrow. Congratulations, Mr. Dura!

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Mr. Dura was recognized for receiving his NFTE award at the May 14th, 2015 Hawthorne School District Board Meeting.



HMSA Host to Greater LA Area NFTE Semi Final Business Plan Challenge

This past Monday April 27th and Wednesday April 29th HMSA was host to the Greater LA Area NFTE Semi Final Business Plan Challenge. Students and teachers from 83 different schools in the greater LA area competed in the challenge which concluded with the competition last night. Three businesses were selected to move on to the Regional Competition slated for May 19th in Century City. Our District had 2 Semi-Final first round winners that made it into the Top 10. Unfortunately, neither of them made it through the 30-Second pitch round to qualify for the Regionals, but it was a great effort and our district should be proud of these students. We had one first round winner from HMS and one from HMSA. Considering the level and intensity of the competition,to be selected to the top 10 was a great accomplishment for these 2 students! Everyone at the event complimented us on our District, our pride in mission, our facilities and expressed their pleasure with our South Bay hospitality. I wish to thank all those involved that made this event a huge success! 

Tim Dura
NFTE Teacher

HMSA made US News Top 100 High Schools again in 2015!





Hawthorne School District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on gender, actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, or age, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the principal, designee at the school office or District Office at (310) 676-2276.

Los programas y actividades del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Hawthorne serán libres de discriminación basado en género, sexo real o percibido, orientación sexual, raza, color, religión, ascendencia, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, estado civil o paternal, incapacidad física o mental, edad, o en base a la asociación de una persona con alguna otra persona o grupo que tenga una o varias de estas características reales o percibidas.  Si usted cree que ha sido discriminado, comuníquese inmediatamente con el director o persona asignada en la oficina de la escuela o del Distrito, al (310) 676-2276.

Mission Statement

"HMSA is committed to preparing all students--regardless of gender, ethnicity, primary language or special needs status--for future success. Our challenging program prepares all students for university and career success through a rigorous, standards-based curriculum within a safe and cooperative learning community. All students will develop advanced math, science, and communication skills and have the opportunity to enroll in Advanced Placement courses to gain an academic advantage in their university and career paths. Results of formative and summative assessments provide opportunities for accountability, reflection, recognition, and growth. All students will be held to the same high expectations and provided resources and support to ensure success based on their academic and social needs. In order to progress, the input and participation of all school community members is encouraged and valued through a collaborative process."