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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.
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. 

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