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NASA Launch Into High Education Scholarship 2020

Dear NASA Family,

The Fundraising Committee at NEW Academy of Science and Arts regrets to inform you all that the 2020 NASA Launch Into Higher Education Scholarship has been POSTPONED until 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope you stay safe.

The Fundraising Committee at NEW Academy of Science and Arts takes pleasure in announcing at least two $1,000 scholarship awards for NASA alumni currently in 12th grade and pursuing post-secondary education. Our goal is to promote the importance of higher education and plant the seed in the imagination of our current and former students to dream big, to help them understand that their efforts will bare fruit, and to encourage them to continue their education.

Scholarship applications are available at the Loma Office and here! All NASA alumni who have been admitted to AND have enrolled in an institution of higher learning for Summer or Fall 2020 are welcome to apply.

To be considered for a scholarship, students must complete/gather the following prerequisites and submit them to the Loma Office no later than Friday, May 1st, 2020.

  1. Application Form
  2. An essay responding to the following question: How does higher education positively affect yourself, your family, and community?
  3. Copy of most recent high school transcript
  4. Proof of enrollment at an institution of higher learning
  5. Two letters of recommendation (Note: One letter must be from a current or former teacher. The second letter may come from another community member, such as coach, church leader, after-school instructor, school staff member, etc.)

After reviewing applications and accompanying documents, the committee will select candidates to be interviewed. The scholarship recipients will be recognized at the NASA 5th grade culminating ceremony on Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 starting at 10:00 a.m. Funds will be released to the students at this time, therefore, the winners must be present and share a few words with our NASA class of 2020. Again, it is our hope to instill the value of higher education in our former students as well as current students, even at this early age. We believe in their efforts and wish to encourage them as they move forward in their education.

Sincerely,
Fundraising Committee,
NEW Academy of Science and Arts

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Thank you for your interest in NEW Academy of Science and Arts! NEW Academy of Science and Arts is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, public charter school. Students are accepted regardless of background, academic record, or special education eligibility on a first-come, first-served basis. If more students apply than spaces are available, students are admitted by lottery. A lottery will be conducted on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8:15am at Villa, 345 S. Loma Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90017. Each child can only have one application in the lottery. Duplicate forms are not allowed and will not be included in the lottery. The lottery is not based on when you apply or how many forms are completed. Parents will be informed of the results of the lottery via a phone call. If your child wasn't selected in the lottery he or she will be placed on a waiting list. Your application will only be in our files until the end of the school year, so please be sure to re-apply during open enrollment. Late applications are automatically placed on a waiting list.

The application for the 2020-21 school year is available both online and in paper. Paper applications are available in our Prosperity office at 303 S. Loma Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90017 (entrance on 3rd street). Please note the following information regarding Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten age requirements: Transitional Kindergarten: Transitional Kindergarten is the first year of a two-year Kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. Children must be 5 years old between September 2nd, 2020 and June 10th, 2021 to qualify for Transitional Kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. For Kindergarten, Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1st, 2020. For further information, please contact us by email at yvalenzuela@newnasa.org or by phone at (213) 426-1843.

Enrollment Interest Form 2020-21