The Los Angeles school district announced a third batch of poorly performing schools it wants others to have a chance to operate, and El Sereno’s Wilson Senior High is on the list. The hilltop campus is one of 26 existing schools that will be made available to groups ranging from existing teachers to charter school operators in an effort to boost academic performance. The schools were placed in L.A. Unified’s Public School Choice program for a variety reasons, ranging from low academic performance, slow improvement in test scores and, for high schools, poor dropout and graduation rates.
In addition to the 26 existing schools, 17 campuses currently under construction will also be made available for others to operate, according a school district press release. Groups interested in operating any of the schools must submit an application by October of next year. The school board and district superintendent would then make a final selection in December 2011.
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