Student Life




Learning Works is a vibrant community of all types of students. Our students are mostly 12th (55%) and 11th (20%) graders with 47% male and 53% female. Our students are 71% Hispanic, 22% African American, 4% white and 3% other.  The majority of our students are on our main campus in Pasadena (469) with some (198) attending  at our LW@Homeboy location in Boyle Heights. We also have approximately 21 middle school students in our separate turnaround program.

Our school operates similar to a college campus where students come and go to their own particular course requirements including science labs, teacher appointments, lectures, tutoring and field trips. Students are scheduled in the courses and requirements they need to reach the diploma.  Every day a field trip chaser-coordinated leaves the main campus to visit museums/events related to science, social studies, careers/postsecondary and the arts.  LW@Homeboy students have separate field trips and lectures, but joins the main campus for science labs and art studio time. Free lunch is served every day at Noon.

The campus is alive with special activities including Tuesday Health days, Monday and Wednesday Job/College Search days, and Student Council on Monday. Just down the street, artWORKS is open 12-7 Monday-Thursday, and offers a wide range of visual and performing arts opportunities.