Academy of Arts & Sciences News!

March 1, 2016

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The California Charter School Association congratulates J.J. Lewis on being named the next CEO of the Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAS). Lewis served as the Interim CEO at AAS since October, 2015 and formerly served the organization as its Board President from 2014-2015, Vice President from 2013-2014 and Director from 2012-2013. He assumed his responsibilities as CEO on Monday, February 1st. Read the full press release.

AAS has also been granted Initial Accreditation Status through June 30, 2019 by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) for its Los Angeles 9-12, Oxnard/Ventura and Fresno K-12 schools. Read the press release for more detailed information.

Additionally, Biology teacher Adam Ramirez has been named a recipient of a 2015 Teaching Fellowship from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF). The fellowship is presented to America's premier high school math and science teachers at the start of their careers to ensure that high-caliber beginning teachers remain in the profession. Recipients take part in a fellowship program over a 5-year period that includes professional and leadership development, teaching tools and materials, and access to a network of like-minded colleagues nationwide.

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