STEM Preparatory Schools

South L.A. STEM Prep High School Sees 11% Jump in Student College Acceptance | May 21, 2021 As high schools across the country experience lower college-going rates among students as a result of the global pandemic, one local high school is seeing the opposite. Math & Science College Prep (MSCP) in South Los Angeles, recently named a California Distinguished School and one of the Best High […]

2019 EdWeek Leaders to Learn From

When running a charter school network feels like a huge pileup of paperwork and policy, and Emilio Pack loses his way a little, he glances at a picture of himself in elementary school. He’s a chubby kid in homemade plaid overalls, still learning English, a true outsider at a school full of rich white kids […]

A Tragic Loss for STEM Prep

As I shared in the phone call, last Friday STEM Prep received devastating news. Brooke Jackson, our principal, passed away. We shared this news with students today and we will be actively supporting our students with crisis management and mental health teams. Counselors led a lesson around grief in class today and will continue to […]

STEM Prep Schools Celebrates Opening of Elementary School

City councilmembers and business leaders will celebrate South L.A.’s new K-12 STEM pipeline, whose mission is to help students of color succeed in the STEM fieldsLOS ANGELES –STEM Preparatory Schools, which will celebrate the opening of its first elementary school Friday, announces a bold plan to help LAUSD double the number of STEM graduates of […]

2018 MSCP Graduation

  LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The lives of 82 young people changed forever on Wednesday night when they graduated from Math and Science College Preparatory High School in Los Angeles. Nearly the entire senior class is now headed to college, many students the first in their families to do so. “We came to this country […]

2017 Hart Vision Award

March 21, 2017 SACRAMENTO, California – The California Charter Schools Association announced today that it has awarded its Hart Vision Leader of the Year Award for 2017 to Dr. Emilio Pack, CEO of STEM Prep Schools. The prestigious honor is a recognition of Dr. Pack’s leadership in the charter school community over the past 15 […]

What Does Charter School Innovation Look Like?

At Summit Public Schools campuses, you won’t see PowerPoint lectures on “Antigone” in English class or witness lofty explanations of the Pythagorean theorem in geometry. Instead, you’ll hear a discussion about the morals and ethics in the ancient Greek tragedy tied to students’ own teenage identity formation and observe discussions on how real-life problem-solving skills […]

Nonprofit of the Year at 2016 Latino Business Awards

LOS ANGELES, January 21, 2016 – Math and Science College Preparatory (MSCP) high school, part of the STEM Preparatory Schools network of charter public schools, was honored as Nonprofit of the Year at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2016 Latino Business Awards. The seventh annual Latino Business Awards are sponsored by the Los Angeles Business […]

2015 LA Weekly

One of Emilio Pack’s most vivid childhood memories is that of his Cuban immigrant single mom, desperate to hold together her extended family amid the poverty and street violence that gripped their chosen new city, performing illegal dentistry in the bathroom of their crowded Elysian Park home. To young Emilio, it was thrilling and heroic. […]

CPA Wins Gold Ribbon

Crown Preparatory Academy was honored to be among only 18 LAUSD schools awarded the new Gold Ribbon Schools Award by the California Department of Education for 2015. This award recongizes CPA’s gains in implementing the academic and performance standards set by the State Board of Education. Math and Science College Prep, CPA’s sister school, was […]