Greetings! It is a wonderful privilege to serve as principal at the NEW Academy of Science and Arts. We are a family of educators in a community in the shadows of beautiful downtown Los Angeles. We strongly believe that every child will flourish when given a meaningful and rigorous education, and are committed to the academic and artistic development of our students. Our faculty and staff are dedicated and highly qualified instructors who will make every effort to ensure that each of our children experience success.
The mission of N.E.W. Academy of Science and Arts Charter School is to create a child-centered
environment where students are able to work cooperatively, become self-directed, think critically, develop
self-esteem and self-assurance, and have respect for cultural diversity. N.E.W. Academy of Science and Arts Charter School has three specific performance objectives:
1. To promote student progress in academic and artistic achievement, with an emphasis on the arts and sciences
2. To develop social; as well as community ethics and values in the students' character development with parental participation
3. To implement the most appropriate curriculum for every child after initial assessment.
During the 2010-2011 school year NASA achieved 40 points in growth on our API Index. Our API reached 802. We continued to grow and increased our API to 836 for the 2011-2012 school year. Our school administration continues to develop innovative ways in positioning our students to be prepared, competitive citizens in our local community, and the world. Thank you for visiting our site. We welcome you to stop by our campus, when in the area.
Eric A. Todd, Ed.D.