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 A STEAM Middle School

Focused on College & Career-Readiness

615 South Shatto Place Los Angeles, California 90005

Phone: 213.739.6500 / Fax: 213.384.3083


Young Oak Kim Academy is a school where all students are empowered to set positive examples, actively engage in STEAM learning, and contribute as productive community members in a diverse global environment. 

Guiding Principles

D iscovering Potential

R espect & Responsibility

A dvisory Personalization

G ender Empowerment

O pen and Welcoming Environment

N umeracy & Literacy Development

S TEAM Learning Experiences

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Senate Bill 1375 - Title IX Notices

A Senate Bill has been signed into law by the Governor which requires each of our school sites to post prominently information regarding Title IX on their individual school websites: 


Title IX Complaint Manager: Principal Justin Lauer

Phone Number: 213.739.6500

Website: http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/3654


Please contact the Office of Communications and Media Relations at communications@lausd.net or call 213-241-6766 to request access to or notify LAUSD about on-line information or functionality that is currently inaccessible. To file a formal grievance with the Los Angeles Unified School District, under Section 504 and Title II, please click here to learn how."






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~~~YOKA Administration Team~~~

Principal, Mr. Justin Lauer

Assistant Principal SCS, Ms. Carolina Robles

Assistant Principal TSP, Ms. Susie Heydon

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Young Oak Kim Academy prepares all middle school students to become lifelong learners and academically successful for all high-school and career and college-prep A-G courses. We stimulate interest in the humanities, science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. All teachers are highly-qualified and dedicated to providing a strong foundation in subject areas aligned with California State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards; thus, students engage in project-based learning, hands-on activities, cooperative learning, and educational field trips. Student-centered learning classes utilize differentiated instruction and numeracy & literacy–development strategies; furthermore, we personalize individual student support through our robust Advisory program. All school stakeholders model trust, respect, responsibility, and civic duty to ensure a safe learning environment. Our committed school support staff, parent volunteers, and partnerships with community-based organizations illuminate the educational pathways to ensure students discover their passion and grow into well-rounded digital citizens.

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