Academic Achievement

Providing professional development opportunities and identifying appropriate resources within the university and beyond to address the needs identified at each school.

McCormick Literacy Grant 

For the fourth year, the McCormick Literacy Grant was awarded to the Family of Schools to assist two Partnership elementary schools with literacy and language arts. The two recipient schools, Loyola Village Elementary Fine and Performing Arts Magnet and Westport Heights Elementary School, under the guidance of principals Dr. Krishna Smith and Mrs. Jacqueline Hughes, each welcomed eight LMU undergraduate and graduate students as tutors for intervention and enrichment. The range of experiences this grant is providing, to the tutors, includes 1:1 assistance, small group leadership, assessment training, and curriculum development. In addition, the student tutors have had the benefit of two intensive training sessions led by Dr. Candace Poindexter, LMU's School of Education's Chair of Secondary and Elementary Education and the Director of the Literacy and MA Educational Studies programs. As both principals have expressed, our LMU students' dedication and enthusiasm have been a tremendous value to their literacy programs

Academic Tutoring

LMU students volunteer their time to act as tutors within the Family of Schools. Tutoring takes place at the school sites before, during and after school hours.  

Lion Science 

FOS and Seaver College collaboration involving professors and students from the physics, biology and chemistry department who invite middle school students to LMU to take part in science-themed activities. Such activities include projectile motion, buoyancy, reaction time, inertia and force.

Other Academic Achievement Programs

  • Art Education
  • Art Therapy
  • STEM Curriculum and Professional Development