CHAS 9th Graders Visit UCLA

Twin Day for Spirit Week


CHASsembly Fall 2016

CHASsembly Fall 2016

More pictures are coming! If you have a great CHASsembly picture, please send it to Ms. Ramirez at

CHAS Presents at CBITS Conference

Objective: Make students and adults aware of social constructs and how they help perpetuate stigma, injustice and violence. Also, call to action those who would like to see a change.

CHAS at NAMI Conference

CHAS at NAMI Conference

We had an opportunity to take 10 youth from South Central LA to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Conference on August 25th-28th in San Francisco, CA. NAMI California is the leading organization of individuals working with mutual respect to provide help, hope and health for those affected by serious mental illness.

As part of this trip, 10 youth had an opportunity to take part in two college visits: UC Berkeley and Stanford. Using their conference knowledge, they will return to South Central LA to further advocate for those affected by mental illnesses.


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Mission: Community Health Advocates School (CHAS) will nurture, empower and inspire the future social workers and community health advocates of South Central.


Vision: CHAS will prepare students with an understanding and a career pathway in contextually competent social work, behavioral health, and/or other community health professions in order to excel through higher education and become transformative leaders of our local and global communities.


Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Pathway Outcomes

1. Health Advocates

  1. Identify the various types of health (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental)

  2. Create and organize a campaign to improve health

  3. Connect client to appropriate health services

  4. Apply concepts of oppression and marginalization to advocate for human rights and social and economic justice.

  5. Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and communication

  6. Demonstrate empathy


2. Critical Thinkers

  1. Explain the disparities amongst communities as they relate to health issues

  2. Gain self awareness of personal bias

  3. Analyze and investigate situations to come to ethical decisions

  4. Recognize the extent to which a culture's structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create or enhance privilege and power.


3. Collaborators

  1. Create and deliver group presentations with peers and professionals

  2. Manage a peer mentorship caseload by..

  3. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication in working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities and colleagues.

  4. Consult with peers and professionals to draw conclusions

  5. Demonstrate empathy

  6. Formulate policies for social well-being


4. Researchers

  1. Conduct community asset mapping

  2. Distinguish integrate multiple sources of knowledge

  3. Investigate multiple sources and points of view, and cite evidence

  4. Use researched evidence to inform practice

River Ecology Studies at Eaton Canyon


CHASvocates at USC School of International Studies, working with other students and professors to stop global violence against women.

CHAS Student Activists

CHAS Student Activists

CHAS Teachers

CHAS Teachers

Claudia Rojas, Principal


Claudia Rojas is a Southern California native, who has resided in Los Angeles for the past 10 years. She obtained her BA in Sociology from UCR and her MA in Education from UCLA. Ms. Rojas taught at Garfield High School for 7 years until she became a member of the design team that opened the Social Justice Leadership Academy at Esteban E. Torres High School. There she served as the Title I Coordinator.

Ms. Rojas is honored to be serving as the principal of the Community Health Advocates School. She is eager to bring her experience of opening a new school to the Schools for Community Action. Ms. Rojas believes that all students are capable of learning and pursuing goals of higher education. She looks forward to working with students, parents, faculty, staff and community members to ensure the success of every student!

CHAS Internship

If you are a site interested in hosting interns for the Spring 2017 semester, please fill out our CHAS Intern Request Form.


Student and Supervisor can access CHAS Internship Handbook Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Access your blog here.

Make an appointment with Ms. Reyes for College and Career help

Ms. Reyes is the College and Career Pathways Liaison and she is available to meet with you on an appointment basis for one on one help for all of your College and Career assistance.


Click on the link to make an appointment.


Scholarship Opportunities

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Read about our College and Career Pathways Liaison, Myrna Reyes, on EducationPost.

Read about new CHAS UC approved courses on the UCCI Teacher Spotlight page. 

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College and Career Opportunities

Center for Powerful Public Schools is offering 2 stipend internship opportunities for the 2016 Prep 4 Success Summer Bridge at CHAS during the summer, the program will run from June 27-July15. During the Summer Bridge program the Student Leaders would be expected to help support teachers and staff welcoming the new incoming middle school students to CHAS, helping with classroom activities as well as participating in field trips. The summer Bridge applications are due May 27th and the students are welcome to turn those into Ms. Reyes in the CHAS office.  THIS INTERNSHIP IS ONLY OPEN TO CHAS STUDENTS. SBL Summer Bridge Application 2016 Bravo.pdf


Community Service Inc. is offering an internship program thru their summer program called From The Ground up, which is an 8 week educational/learning program during the summer, which will require students to commit to 15-20 hours a week including weekends. The program will focus around farming and community activism, once the student completes the internship program they will receive a monetary stipend, the application is due May 25thFlierAppFGU_040616 (1).pdf

CHAS Seniors

Get access to your Senior Portfolio and Defense resources here!


CHAS Locker

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CHAS Tech Check Out

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Ramirez Laptop Check-out/ Check-in Form

CHAS Collaboration


Guest Speaker Dr. Ryeal Simms


CHAS students at NAMI Conference

CHAS students at NAMI Conference

Title IX Complaint Managers

In compliance to Senate Bill 1375 recently added a section to Education Code 221.61 all schools must post their Title IX Complaint Managers as well as information about Title IX that can be found on the LAUSD website HERE.
CHAS Title IX Complaint Managers:
R. Mayani - (323) 789 - 1347 
Q. Felix - (323) 789 - 1347     
K. Spivey - (323) 789 - 1365    
“Please contact the Office of Communications and Media Relations at or call 213-241-6766 to request access to or notify LAUSD about on-line information or functionality that is currently inaccessible. To file a formal grievance with the Los Angeles Unified School District, under Section 504 and Title II please click HERE to learn how.“