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Are there any good high schools Around downtown area Or Los Angeles.?

i want to go to a good Private school but money is tight so i have to keep my opinions open. I wanted to know specifally if there are high school for journalism. Around downtown Or the los angeles area but not farther then downtown or glendale. plsss i need help, im an 8th grader and im running out of time, if anyone can help thanks (:

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  • 10 years ago
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    Catholic schools will be the least expensive, sometimes half or less of what non-religious prep schools cost. They vary as to what percentage of non-Catholics attend the school.

    I don't think there are any high schools that focus on journalism, except for the public Daniel Pearl Magnet out in Van Nuys, especially since the profession is really disappearing.

    Daniel Pearl Magnet

    Most of the local private high schools will have classes and activities that would be appropriate for someone interested in studying journalism.

    Here are some good schools that are lower cost for the LA area, some are in nearby cities. They are mostly Catholic, as they are by far the least expensive. (Non-religious private schools in LA run about $30,000 a year.)

    La Salle in Pasadena has a really good 4 year film & television program that would be appropriate for someone interested in journalism, they even have their own TV station.

    La Salle About $15,000 tuition and fees

    Sacred Heart High School is in Lincoln Heights on Griffin Ave. It's an all girls Catholic school, and it's cost is very low compared to most LA area private schools, about $7500 a year tuition and fees.

    Sacred Heart High School

    Bishop Conaty in LA at Western & Pico. About $8500 a year tuition and fees.

    Holy Family in Glendale. About $9500 tuition and fees.

    Alverno in Sierra Madre. About $13,500 tuition and fees.

    Ramona Convent in Alhambra. About $12,000 tuition and fees.

    Immaculate Heart in the Los Feliz area. About $11,500 tuition and fees.

    Ribet Academy in Glassell Park near the Glendale Freeway and San Fernando Rd. About $16,500 tuition and fees. Co-ed non-religious school.

    Follow the Admissions Calendar, don't be late with anything, and attend the Open House. Apply for financial aid, many students do, and only one or two people at the school know who is receiving it. Not everyone who qualifies will receive it, the schools prefer to give less aid to more students. Your parents financial info will be kept confidential. Study for the entrance exam, it will likely be the ISEE or HSPT. Get the prep book for the entrance exams you're taking, from or a local bookstore.

    Have you looked into your local public high school? Some have what they call small schools or magnets inside of the school, they often have smaller classes and a more rigorous curriculum.

    LAUSD e-choices website: Look at this website for info on choosing schools in the LAUSD.

    Los Angeles Private Schools:

    Pasadena Area Private Schools:

    Good luck!

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