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 […]

STEM Prep’s Daniel Lieu on removing racial barriers to STEM careers for his students

Daniel Leiu

on removing racial barriers to STEM careers for his students, balancing rigor with caring and sharing snacks Esmeralda Fabián Romero | February 5, 2020 Daniel Lieu is just 22 years old but he’s already certain that he chose the right profession as a STEAM teacher, serving mainly low-income minority students in South Los Angeles. He […]

MSCP Honored with AP CS Female Award

Math and Science College Preparatory earned College Board’s AP Computer SCience Female Diversity Award for attaining female student representation in AP Computer Science and helping to close the gender gap in computer science in 2018. Among more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, MSCP is one of only 685 that have achieved […]

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 […]