NOW Academy is a K-12 Pilot School with a community of students, parents, faculty, and staff members that are characterized by our collaboration, engagement, growth, and focus on student success. NOW Academy has continued to build a community of learners who will not only be college-ready, but who will become agents of change in the global and local community. Our mission is to produce students who are focused on social justice, environmentally consciousness, and who are college-ready. This is done through the use of technology to inform instruction and to drive student performance. NOW Academy continues to use project-based learning, service learning, real-life experiences, and digital portfolios to engage our students’ ability reach their maximum potential. Our teachers use authentic assessments outlined in our "Habits of Heart and Mind" to ensure they fulfill the graduation requirements: A-G Requirements, CDE Requirements and LAUSD Requirements.
All stakeholders are involved in our school and have contributed much to its multi-faceted approach to instruction. We continue to welcome all nationalities, engendering respect for all cultures. NOW Academy continues to focus on the whole development of the student, aiming to equip every student with the skills essential for lifelong learning. Over the years, NOW students have been awarded many scholarships including Warren Christopher Scholarship, AAPA Scholarship, Gates Millennium Scholarship, Dell Scholarship and the Posse Foundation Scholarship. Additionally, many of our students have gone to prestigious colleges including: Harvard University, USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UCI, UCR, CSULB, CSULA, CSUN, Chico State, CSUF, Humboldt, CSU East Bay and more!