Academy of Future Educators (AFE)
Advisor: Karen Jacobson
Students enroll in the Academy of Future Educators (AFE) elective class where they integrate academic rigor with career development skills. Once they receive intensive training from communicative and leadership skills to tutoring their peers, they are then placed in a classroom to assist teachers with struggling students. In essence, AFE tutors are distributed in a wide range of classes from general education to special education to Specialized Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE). Many of the program participants are bilingual and support English language learners. This school year, the student-led “Student Haven and Resource Center” (SHaRe) was opened on campus-a place for English Learners and their supporters for tutoring and various club meetings.
Advisor: Nancy Padilla
AP Ambassadors is a student-led organization which is comprised of a diverse representation of the student demographic that provides peer modeling to encourage students to reach for higher goals, tutoring to help them achieve academic success, translation services for parents and families to ensure their support and encourage their involvement. Members participate in community events and functions, and raise awareness and funds for charities and catastrophic events.
In collaboration with Cal State Los Angeles, a college Writing Lab was created at AHS. A small stipend is given through Title I funding to support the efforts of the Writing Project at Cal State. Professors and student interns from Cal State LA come once a week to provide a college writing center at Alhambra High School. They work with the AP Ambassador tutors and train them to assist as well in the center. Although it started out to assist in writing skills, AHS has been used as a pilot to model other resources and tutoring services. They offer Math narrative writing, Biology tutoring, Math tutoring, and ELL conversational practice.