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Awards / In the News

Los Pen Academy: The Results

The California Standards Tests (CST) show how well students are doing in relation to the state content standards. Los Pen Academy, in conjunction with Los Penasquitos Elementary School, has scored a perfect 10/10 for five of the past six years in the API rankings.  In fact, when compared to the 100 most similar schools in California, Los Penasquitos Elementary has ranked #1 out of 100 for three years.  During that time, over 90% of our Academy 5th grade students demonstrated proficiency in science on the California Standards Test compared to 56% or less for the state.  In fact, 62% of the Academy students scored advanced, the highest level attainable, compared to 25% for the state of California.  Similar results have occured on the Language Arts and Math portions of the CST.  Please see attached pdf file for specific results.

Los Pen Academy: State & National Awards

Los Pen Academy, in conjunction with No Excuses University @ Los Penasquitos Elementary,
is the Proud Recipient of the following State and National Awards:

  • California Distinguished School , 2012
  • Golden Bell Award for Instruction, 2011 (read more)
  • National Blue Ribbon School, 2011
  • Star School by the California Business for Excellence Foundation, 2011
  • STEM School by the California Business for Excellence Foundation, 2011
  • Innovate Award, 2010
  • Title I Academic Achievement Award, 2009-10
  • Star School by the California Business for Excellence Foundation, 2009
  • Innovation in Education Award, 2008
  • National Blue Ribbon School, 2001
  • California Distinguished School, 2000

Additionally:

  • We are recognized as the only six time earned 10-10 school in the Poway Unified School District of 32,000 students.
  • Our continued growth as a professional learning community was featured in the nationally recognized book, “Whatever it Takes” by Dr. Rick DuFour
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Los Pen Academy: Award-Winning Teachers

  • Kerri Kutzner, 2013-2014 Los Pen Elementary School Teacher of the Year
  • Jackie Smyers, 2010-2011 Los Pen Elementary School Teacher of the Year
  • Kara Fradsham, 2005-2006 Los Pen Elementary School Teacher of the Year
  • Laura D’Acquisto, 2003-2004 Poway Unified Teacher of the Year
  • Ed Sandstrom, 2002-2003 Los Pen Elementary School Teacher of the Year