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International Studies Learning Center

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    Call ISLC Middle School at (323) 763-4500 if you need a device.  We are available every day from 8 am - 2:30 pm to distribute devices.  It is recommended that every student should have their own hotpot!  If your child needs a hotspot call to order & when it arrives ISLC let you know it is ready for pick up.   

    Si su hijo/a necesita una computador o un dispositivo para Internet llame a la esucela ISLC Middle School al (323) 763-4500 .  Estamos disponibles todos los dias de 8 am - 2:30 pm para distribuir computadoras y dispositivos. Se recomienda que cada estudiante tenga su propio dispositivo para el internet.  Si su hijo/a necesita uno, por favor llame a la escuela para pedir uno y se le regresara la llamada cuando haiga uno disponible para usted. 


    Alumni Voices

    Parent Voices

    International Studies Learning Center (ISLC) is excited to share with you that our enrollment period is about to start for the 2020-2021 school year for incoming 6th grade students.  ISLC takes pride in providing all students with a solid instructional program while “inspiring and preparing global citizens”. 

    We look forward to meeting our future 5th grade students and parents.  Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or suggestions.


    Schedule for Friday, September 18, 2020

    In P2, 4, 6 a minimum of 40 minutes will be synchronous (with teacher in Zoom)

    Period 2 9:00-10:10 

    Period 4 10:15-11:25

    Advisory H 11:30-12:00 Zoom with teacher 

    Advisory L 11:30-12:00 Complete asynchronous work from other classes

    Lunch 12:00-12:30

    Advisory L 12:30-1:00 Zoom with teacher 

    Advisory H 12:30-1:00 Complete asynchronous work from other classes

    Period 6 1:05-2:15

    Schedule for Monday, September 21, 2020

    Classes will meet for a minimum of 30 minutes synchronously (with teacher in Zoom)

    Period 2 9:00-10:00

    Period 4 10:05-11:05

    Period 6: 11:10-12:10

    Lunch 12:10-12:40

    New Announcements

    HS Planners

    The main office is open M-F 8:00-2:30 for a family member to pick-up planners if they didn’t make it for the 9/14 pick-up day.

    Winners of the Attendance Poster Contest

    Congratulations to the Attendance Poster Contest winners, Dulce Garrido, 8th grade and Jasmine Soto, 12th grade! Please see their winning posters below and a slide show of all student entries. 

    Dulce Garrido, 8th Grade

    Jasmine Soto, 12th Grade

    Tech Support Zoom Room Drop-In Hours for Students and Parents Starts Sept. 21

    Students or parents in need of tech support can drop into the Tech Support Zoom Room for support from an AVID Tutor.  

    Mondays: 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 12:10-12:40

    Tuesdays-Fridays: Advisory H and L (get permission from your teacher)

    Zoom Link Here

    Meeting ID: 875 7659 9651

    Passcode: 089890



    MS/HS Announcements

    Cal State LA Early Entrance Program

    You are invited to participate in the California State University Los Angeles Early Entrance Program (EEP) Virtual Information Session on Thursday, October 15, 2020. The EEP admits young students (between the ages of 11 and 15) who are interested in and prepared to begin college early.  View flyer for more details or visit the website.

    Daily Attendance Checklist for Parents

    Lista de verificación de asistencia diaria para padres

    Norm Day TODAY September 18, 2020




    Attendance Matters!

    Reporting an Absence

    Parents please use the form below to report a student absence.


    Por favor use este formulario para reportar la ausencia de un estudiante

    English link

    Spanish link

    HS Announcements

    School Site Council

    If you are in grades 9-12, and interested in being on our School Site Council, please complete the self-nomination form by clicking here to participate in our upcoming election.  For questions please contact Ms. Macias at



    College Application Checklist

    Seniors: Wondering what you need to be ready to apply to college? Click here for a college application checklist.  You can also find it in the Class of 2021 Schoology Group>Resources>College Applications


    A Guide to College Success for First Gens

    Get your free e-copy of Crack the Code: A Guide to College Success for First Gens

    by clicking here.


    Senior Announcements

    Seniors and Senior Parents: FSA ID for FAFSA by Sept. 30, 2020

    Students who are supported in paying for college are more likely to graduate with a degree from college!  

    ISLC wants to make sure YOU get the grants and scholarships available to you!  

    Will you be applying for financial aid via the FAFSA (you have a Social Security Number)?  Then create an FSA ID by 10/1!  

    Watch this video to learn how to create one.  

    Does a parent have a Social Security Number?  

    Then parent also creates an FSA ID before 10/1!  

     See the financial aid folder in the Class of 2021 Schoology Group Resources for details on FSA ID and financial aid applications or the financial aid page on the school website.

    Senior Portraits

    Class of 2021 Senior Portraits are scheduled for Sat. Sept. 26th at Fotorama.   Please click here for details. The pre-pay link can be found here.  If there are any questions please contact Fotorama directly.

    Seniors: Apply for Mount Saint Mary’s 2020 Second Saturday Series

    On the second Saturday of each month this fall, the college will address important elements of the college application process such as the Common Application, financial aid, and personal essays for college admission and scholarships. The series will wrap up with an Athenian Applicant Day where students will have the opportunity to meet virtually with an admission counselor for a brief interview if their application file is complete and receive an admission decision on the spot. Those that participate in two or more Second Saturday Series events will receive a special MSMU gift.

    RSVP link address:

    NACAC Virtual College Fairs!!

    4 dates - weekends too! 

    Students can register at

    Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, and Yale

    Harvard, Princeton, the University of Virginia, Wellesley, and Yale would like to spend some time with you.

    You know their names, but find out more at their evening programs. Don't miss your opportunity to hear admissions officers from all five schools discuss the variety of opportunities one can find at our institutions. Learn about scholarships and their generous need-based financial aid offerings.

    Click below to explore admissions information for these schools!

    More information here!

    Senior Parent Student Meeting #1

    September 23, 2020 4:00-5:00 p.m.


    Revised Community Service/Internship Requirements, Senior Showcase Digital Portfolio, FSA ID, FAFSA, Dream Act, College Applications


    Parents: Iced Coffee With the Principal

    SSC/ELAC Elections/Elecciones

    Sept. 24, 2020 2:00-3:00

    Zoom Meeting ID: 835 7847 9018

    HS:  EduCare Weekly Calendar

    See the calendar here or scroll down for Zoom links and schedule.

    Schoology Grade Level Groups

    Please join your grade level Schoology group to stay updated with information!

    Class of 2027 Grade 6: Z276-S2G4-8RXGH

    Class of 2026 Grade 7: JZ79-994X-9HBF2

    Class of 2025 Grade 8: K9CZ-TRST-XW35X

    Class of 2024 Grade 9: BP7C-G95D-WM76M

    Class of 2023 Grade 10: NK22-JXB7-DZNKR

    Class of 2022 Grade 11: H4C2-S3JB-CWQFW

    Class of 2021 Grade 12: TCBG-76JQ-J2C3H


    Dragon Brag Board

    ISLC's 2020 Advanced Placement results are in!  ISLC is proud to report 97% of students that registered in the fall, took the exams.  ISLC's AP English Literature scores for 2020 are 7% above California's and the Global average passing rate.  AP Spanish Language 2020 scores were at 100% passing rate!!!  

    Congrats to our hard working AP students, teachers, and counselors!

    ISLC places 2nd in its size division for the 2020-2021 STATE WIDE Race to Submit!

    The 2020-21 Race to Submit is a statewide campaign that aims to increase the number of financial aid applications for California high school seniors who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application.

    Class of 2021 Seniors--You are in good hands!

    Please join us in congratulating Emely Juarez Class of 2020 on her Lifetime Perfect Attendance Award!  ABC 7 Disney Channel reporter Eric Resendiz will interview her and her parents for being recognized for not missing a day of school and not every arriving late to class during her K-12 educational journey--a feat accomplished by a short list of LAUSD alumni.  We expect the TV news segment to air during the upcoming days. In the meantime, please also check out Emely’s story via a link to the La Opinion newspaper article in Spanish that published this past Saturday June 13:

    More Proud Dragon News!! 

    Middle School robotics students have placed as finalists in the G4C Challenge Games, a national video game challenge. Wow!!  Winners will be announced at an online ceremony that all are invited to attend.  The Dragon finalists are:            

    Maxsem G. (7th grade)


    Marco U. (7th grade)

    Enjoy some photos featuring Maxsem, Marco, and their work below.  Here’s a game created by Maxsem.  (Have some fun trying to solve this kid’s most challenging game!)

    Here's the link to get a ticket to attend the awards ceremony.

    Good luck Dragons! 

    Parent Tech Tips

    Parent Guide to Navigating Schoology through Parent Portal
    Cómo navegar el sitio de Schoology como padre de familia y tutor legal