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Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Administrative Offic
1651 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District encompasses 11 elementary schools, four middle schools and three highMore schools in Santa Monica and Malibu, California. Its building on 16th Street between Colorado Avenue and Olympic Boulevard consists of administrative offices.
Santa Monica-Malibu Adult Education Center
2510 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

The Santa Monica-Malibu Adult Education Center is located on the campus of Olympic High School. The Center, which isMore sponsored by the California Department of Education, offers a wide variety of classes for older residents of the Santa Monica community.

The school is part of an effort across California to develop skilled workers, caring family members and wise consumers of every age.

Programs include basic literacy, citizenship, computer literacy, English as a second language, GED preparation, GED testing, and high school diploma.

Community-education classes include arts, Excel workshop, health and fitness, jewelry, PowerPoint workshop, test preparation and video editing. Those classes are financed entirely by student fees.

The Santa Monica-Malibu Adult Education Center also features a fundamental skills center, a high school learning center and a math learning center.

Santa Monica High School
601 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Founded in 1884, Santa Monica High School—more familiarly known as Samohi—is one of the oldest high schoolsMore in California. With a diverse student body (roughly 30 percent Latino, 9 percent black, 8 percent Asian and .2 percent American Indian), the school features an exceptionally broad range of academic, athletic and extracurricular opportunities. Samohi is part of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Celebrity alumni include Sean Penn, Robert Downey Jr., Rob Lowe, Maya Rudolph and Charlie Sheen.
New Roads School
3131 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404

New Roads School is a progressive, independent college-preparatory school. It promotes ethnic, racial, cultural andMore socio-economic diversity; the school's mantra is "inspiring education for an evolving world."

The New Roads School campus in Santa Monica is located on Olympic Blvd. and 31st St., and serves middle and high school students. Its other two campuses are in Los Angeles and Malibu.

In 2010, the Santa Monica Middle School and High School campuses were consolidated. Meanwhile, construction began on the Herb Alpert Educational Village, a joint venture between New Roads and the New Visions Foundation. Named after the former Santa Monica mayor and councilmember, the Village will be dedicated to educational research.

More than 50 percent of New Roads School are people of color; more than 35 percent of faculty are as well. More than 50 percent of students receive financial aid at New Roads School; it devotes at least 40 percent of its annual budget to financial aid.

While there are no Advanced Placement classes, New Roads School does offer an Advanced Honors curriculum and Independent Study program. All students seeking to go to college are accepted to a college or university.

Will Rogers Elementary School
2401 14th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Will Rogers Elementary is a SmART and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) focus school locatedMore on 14th St., a block and a half north of Ocean Park Blvd.

The school's motto is "we never met a kid we didn't like." Half the student body at Will Rogers Elementary is Latino.

Its "pathway schools" are John Adams Middle School and Santa Monica High School. Two of the last three Santa Monica High School Valedictorians are alumni of Will Rogers.

All classrooms at Will Rogers are equipped with Macintosh computers; its fourth-grade classrooms use SMARTBoards. The school library has more than 12,000 volumes.

School programs include Gardening Angels (plant-science curriculum); Gifted and Talented Education (GATE); the Instrumental and Vocal Music Program (in which all fourth- and fifth-grade students participate); Reading Counts (a computer-based reading-incentive program); Students and Teachers at Rogers in Nurturing Groups for Success (STRINGS); and Vocal Music.

Will Rogers' after-school programs include After Class Enrichment (classes include art, cooking, computer science, dance, drama, magic, music and Spanish); Child Care, Recreation, Enrichment, Sports Together (CREST); Cub Scouts; Girl Scouts; Playground Access (offered by CREST); Summer Adventure; the Summer Enrichment Program; and Summer Reading.

The school also has artists, poets and scientists in residence; an Astronomy Night; excursions to Mission San Juan Capistrano (fourth grade), the Malibu Mountains (fifth grade) and a local planetarium; a Read-a-Thon; a Science Expo; STEM Career Day; and a STEM Trip. 

In its 2009 City Talent Search, Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth placed Will Rogers on its list of Top 10 schools in California.