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Principal's Welcome

Dear Leadership and Public Service Academy,
My name is Teresa Izquierdo and it is my honor to be your Principal. 
I am beyond excited to be the leader of the Leadership and Public Service Academy.  Throughout my life, I have been actively involved not only in volunteering in my community, but have also joined multiple decision making councils to improve schools and the community. 

News & Announcements

SSC Meeting, February 29th at 3pm

You're cordially invited to attend our School Site Council (SSC) meeting. /Están cordialmente invitados a asistir a nuestra reunión del Consejo del Plantel Escolar (SSC).

Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 3:00 PM

Jueves, 29 de Febrero, 2024 a las 3:00 p.m.

Meeting ID | ID de la Reunión: 848 8467 4191

Zoom Link | Enlace de Zoom: https://bit.ly/LPS-CouncilMtgs

Need more Information?/ ¿Requiere más información? Call/Llame al: (213) 316-9840

Text/Envie un mensaje de texto: 818-676-9098






School Experience Survey

La Encuesta sobre experiencia escolar está abierta hasta el 22 de marzo de 2024. Sus comentarios son cruciales para nosotros. Por favor responda la encuesta en https://www.lausd.org/TakeTheSES. Está disponible en varios idiomas y se puede completar en cualquier dispositivo. ¿Necesita ayuda? Únase a nosotros en nuestro CENTRO VIRTUAL PARA PADRES los miércoles a la 1:00 pm en https://lausd.zoom.us/j/85420733583#success. Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con la oficina principal al 213-316-9840.

The School Experience Survey is open until March 22, 2024. Your feedback is crucial to us. Please take the survey at https://www.lausd.org/TakeTheSES. It's available in multiple languages and can be completed on any device. Need help? Join us on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm at our VIRTUAL PARENT CENTER at https://lausd.zoom.us/j/85420733583#success. For questions, contact the Main Office at 213-316-9840.

Presidents' Day- No School

Presidents Day is a federal holiday celebrated each year in the middle of February to honor past U.S. presidents.

Why do we celebrate Presidents Day?

According to the National Archives, the country celebrated the founding father's birthday long before Congress declared it a federal holiday.

Around the centennial of Washington's birthday, Congress established a joint committee to oversee festivities to honor the former president nationally.

On Feb. 22, 1832, the committee recommended Congress adjourn out of respect for Washington's memory and in commemoration of his birth.

According to the National Archives, prompted by a memorial from the mayor and other citizens of Philadelphia, the House and Senate commemorated the 130th anniversary of Washington's birth by reading aloud his farewell address. Eventually, this event became a tradition in the Senate that is still observed to this day.

Washington's Birthday did not become a legal holiday until Jan. 31, 1879, when Congress added Feb. 22 to the list of holidays to be observed by federal employees in the District of Columbia. This did not become a paid holiday for all federal employees until 1885.
Needs Assessment

Assessment Survey

Dear Families-Please complete our Needs Assessment Survey to share your opinions. It's crucial for planning the budget for the upcoming school year. Click on the link to access the Survey: https://bit.ly/2425survey

Estimadas Familias-Complete nuestra Encuesta de Evaluación de Necesidades Escolares para compartir sus opiniones. Es crucial para planificar el presupuesto para el próximo año escolar. Haga clic en el enlace para acceder a la Encuesta: https://bit.ly/2425survey
Virtual parent center

Virtual Parent Center

Virtual Parent Center/Centro de Padres Virtual
Wednesdays at 1pm | Todos los miércoles a la 1pm
Zoom Link | Enlace de Zoom: https://bit.ly/MeetwithDenisse
For more information contact: |Para más Información, comuníquese con:
Denisse Chicas, Community Representative | Representante Comunitaria
[email protected]  (213) 316-9840
coffee with the principal

Coffee with the Principal, January 25th at 1 PM

Coffee with the Principal/Café con la Directora

Thursday, February 25th at 1:00 pm.
Jueves, 25 de Enero a la 1:00 pm.

Zoom Link/Enlace de Zoom: http://tinyurl.com/LPScoffeeWithThePrincipal
Meeting ID / ID de Reunión: 853 2079 7335

1st Annual Science Fair

Wednesday, March 20th at 4 PM.

The informational Zoom meeting is on Thursday, February 1, at 12pm.



About Us

Students are empowered to serve the common good in their communities while building critical skills in leadership, effective communication, and problem-solving.

LPSVA's Mission and Vision

Our Mission:
Our school empowers students to emerge as leaders who develop pride in community service, solve real-world problems, and engage in building strong community relationships. Students will cultivate career paths toward areas of leadership and public service by working collaboratively with community leaders and organizations while lending their voices to create a better world for themselves and others.