About Kayne Siart

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Kayne Siart Campus is a K-8 public charter school that serves the children and families of Los Angeles. It is part of a community of nonprofit charter public schools that prepares and empowers students for success in college and in life. We utilize a comprehensive approach that integrates academic rigor, community, family, and wellness to empower students to thrive in a culturally connected and changing world. Learn more about our approach.

Mission

The mission of Camino Nuevo Charter Academy is to educate students in a college preparatory program to be literate, critical thinkers, and independent problem solvers who are agents of social justice with sensitivity toward the world around them.

Student-Centered Approach

With a focus on providing a student-centered approach to teaching, Kayne Siart uses the Dynamic Blended Inclusion (DBI) model that educates students with disabilities alongside their peers in the same classroom. The DBI model is a data-based, proactive approach that identifies and addresses the dynamic learning strengths and needs of all students through strategic collaboration and targeted differentiation in the most inclusive manner possible. This model of special education ensures teachers are meeting the educational needs of each child.

Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles

The YOLA program at the Camino Nuevo Kayne Siart campus provides students with free instruments, intensive music instruction (up to 18 hours per week), academic support, and leadership training. The program began as an adaptation of Venezuela’s revolutionary El Sistema music education program, but it is now an innovative model in its own right, guiding students and teachers from nearly 100 music programs around the country.

Wellness and Mental Health Services

Staffed by bilingual and bicultural mental health professionals and interns, the Camino Nuevo Kayne Siart campus offers parent support groups, parenting workshops, student support groups, art classes, English classes, Spanish literacy classes, cooking classes, substance abuse prevention programs, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and teacher training. In particular, the Mental Health Program serves low-income, high-risk students and families in need of counseling and treatment intervention.

After School Program

In partnership with Think Together, Camino Nuevo offers an after-school program with both academic assistance and enrichment activities such as computer training, homework assistance, athletics, and college-preparatory counseling. Tutoring and project-based activities are also offered every school day on the Kayne Siart campus until 6 pm.