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Westview School, Los Angeles:
Westview School is a private, non-profit middle and high school in West Los Angeles for students with learning disabilities, ADD and / or mild emotional issues in grades six through twelve. We believe in the multi-faceted approach to education, including a full complement of academic courses, plus a variety of extra-curricular activities and enrichment programs. Small class sizes enhance the academic experience. Westview’s program is open to motivated, college-bound students of average to superior intellectual ability, who are underachieving in traditional school settings and could benefit from a more personalized academic program. Door-to-door transportation is available to students living on the Westside, in the San Fernando Valley, Greater Los Angeles area, South Bay and neighboring communities.

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Photo of Private Learning Disabilities School in Los Angeles, CAWestview is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and certified by the California Department of Education as a nonpublic school to serve students with LD, ADD and OHI disabilities.

Our Philosophy:
The philosophy of the Westview School is a simple one, based on the element of success. We recognize there are many young people who have learning differences which may hinder their levels of achievement in a traditional academic situation. However, with the right set of programs and individualized attention, these students enjoy perhaps their first taste of success in school. Since success does wonders for self-esteem, our students are enriched emotionally as well as academically.

Remediating Learning Differences:

Westview School has the most modern programs available to enhance the educational experience and answer the needs of each of our students.

Classroom Modifications/Accommodations:
* Mandatory homework assignment books monitored and signed
* Highlighted texts/study guides
* Visual aids/supports
* Auditory aids
* Enlarged texts/worksheets
* Access to compensatory equipment (laptop computers, Alpha Smart word processors, auditory trainers, electronic speller/dictionary, calculator)
* Lecture notes provided
* Modified length or complexity of assignment
* Peer tutoring
* Flexible seating
* Extended time for tests or assignments
* Supervised study halls
* Small group and individual instruction
* Multi-sensory approach in curriculum presentation

Education Programs:

Image of Private Learning Disabilities School in Los Angeles, CA- Middle School program
- High School program
- With specialized programs for students with learning disabilities, ADD and / or mild emotional issues in grades six through twelve.
- Academics program
- Remediation program
- Sports program
- Enrichment program

Specialized programs include:

* Fast ForWord; Step 4Word; The LINDAMOOD-BELL PROGRAMS; Dragon Dictate; Earobics; Individualized Math Instruction; Anita Archer’s REWARDS Program; SRA Reading Programs; LANGUAGE!; Inspiration & Step Up To Writing


All students at Westview School receive one hour per week of individual counseling with our licensed and experienced counselors who build important relationships with them over the course of a school year. Each student’s therapy is geared towards meeting individual school-related and developmental needs. These may include such challenges as finding ways to overcome procrastination and complete homework, developing strategies for staying on task, building self-esteem, creating plans for a future after graduation and finding ways to make and keep friends.

As our students approach graduation, Westview provides college and vocational counseling. Students go on field trips to various prospective colleges campuses and our counselor is also available to help with the college application process, as appropriate.

WorkAbility Program / College Guidance:

WorkAbility is a California Department of Education training program for adolescents. It is designed to promote career awareness while students complete their high school program.

Along with classroom instruction and individual career counseling, students are provided opportunities for paid and unpaid work experience and receive ongoing support and guidance in developing their future college and/or vocational options. Our students have held jobs in various industries including film, retail, medical and fundraising.

The main focus of Westview’s WorkAbility program at the middle school level is to increase self-knowledge and self-exploration. The emphasis is primarily on goal setting and how to go about achieving these goals via college or vocational school. High school students delve more deeply into the career search process as they complete interest and aptitude inventories, create resumes and develop interview skills.

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