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4/4/18 2:49 PM
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Principal's Message

Thank you for visiting our website. International Studies Learning Center (ISLC) is a WASC accredited span school, grades 6 -12, with approximately 850 students in Los Angeles Unified School District. Our vision is to inspire and prepare global citizens. As a small learning community, our curriculum is based on the California State Standards with an emphasis on world cultures and languages. 

ISLC middle school offers Model United Nations, Leadership, Yearbook, and introduction to world languages. The high school course offerings include AP courses, Model United Nations, Academic Decathlon, Journalism, Leadership, Yearbook, advanced courses in Spanish, French, Japanese and Mandarin. In February 2012, we had the great honor of hosting at our school Vice President Biden from the United States of America and Vice President Xi from the People’s Republic of China. 

We have adopted a region of study for each grade level as a cumulative and collective process of studying the world. Annually, we celebrate world cultures through our Dragon Festival. Our students have also had the opportunity to travel in the United States to Washington D. C., New York, Miami, and Seattle, as well as internationally to Europe, China, Japan, and Costa Rica. 

We are part of the International Studies Schools Network (ISSN) sponsored by the Asia Society though a start-up grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. We are proud to be an Early College High School. Our partner, Los Angeles Southwest Community College, offers courses on our campus. We hope to provide our students with an opportunity to graduate from high school with a year of college credit and/or an AA degree. Thus far, 84% of our students have graduated with college credits.

ISLC is a model school in the practice of Council which enables us to enhance communication and build community through sharing our stories. We have Youth Council Leaders and conduct Councils in all advisory classes as well as content courses. We pride ourselves in creating a familial, respectful, caring, and safe learning environment. 

I am proud to be the principal of this great community. You may go to our links to learn more about our programs and partners.

Mr. David Manzo, Principal
Mr. David Manzo, Principal
Ruben Escobar, Assistant Principal
Ruben Escobar, Assistant Principal