Bienvenidos! Welcome to the Ellen Ochoa Prep Academy. Our Academy, which is located in the city of Pico Rivera, offers a small and safe high school experience. We are committed to providing a rigorous and innovative college preparatory curriculum that is focused on preparing 100% of our students for a 4-year university. Our specialized staff will be working alongside you to insure that your son or daughter takes full advantage of the exciting educational opportunities that are available at the Ellen Ochoa Prep Academy.
Our magnet focus is STEAM education - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics – and is the broad umbrella for how the curriculum in this new and innovative high school is designed. Our magnet high school supports and supplements the Common Core curriculum, providing a common lens through which children master knowledge while interdisciplinary teaching enables students to make important and long lasting connections across content areas. In addition to the college preparatory curriculum, students will be offered a wide range of stimulating electives that fall under the broad umbrella of STEAM education.
As students grow and learn, they find joy and satisfaction in working closely with their peers and teachers toward a common goal and this kind of education best prepares them for their futures in further education and the workplace. Not only are we committed to high quality classroom learning experiences, we also believe in the value and benefit of extra-curricular activities. Every staff member on campus leads one of our clubs or organizations, offering students a well-rounded high school experience.
The Ellen Ochoa Prep Academy is committed to the best educational experience possible and we look forward to working with our families and community members. School and home can work together to build skills and knowledge, to reinforce values, and to develop a strong sense of self-confidence. We must invest our time and energies in our nation’s most valuable resource – our children. We look forward to welcoming you to the Ellen Ochoa Prep Academy, home of the Hawks!!
Our Approach – Dream it, Learn it, Live it!
Elias Vargas, Principal