Marina del Rey is a three-year middle school with an enrollment of close to 1,100 students, including 311 magnet students. Students attend six classes and a homeroom. Our sixth grade students have two teachers for all their academic classes. Our seventh and eighth-graders are scheduled into an interdisciplinary core in which all students will have the same four teachers for their academic subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Marina is on a traditional school year with two-semesters and 40 weeks of instruction. Marina's faculty and staff are committed to providing its students with a quality education in a safe and nurturing environment. This year we are adding the 8th grade to our new thematic course of study beginning September of 2010 called the Marine Science Academy, in collaboration with our university partners, UCLA, USC, and others.
Our school participates in the following programs: Gifted and Talented Education, English Language Learner Program, Title I/ Program Improvement, School Improvement, Special Education, Capacity-Adjustment (CAP), Open Enrollment/Permit, Comprehensive School Reform, and other specialized programs.
Our support programs for students include: College/Career-Awareness programs, Drug Awareness Resistance Education, Tobacco Use Prevention Education, Student Support Groups, and Healthy Start. As part of our efforts to maintain a safe campus, we have a school uniform policy.
The Marina del Rey Performing Arts Magnet, grades 6-8, offers an extensive performing arts program built on a rigorous academic foundation. Parents who desire to enroll their child in any Magnet School must complete the application in the Choices Booklet and submit it to the LAUSD's Office of Student Integration. For those students who are unable to get into the Performing Arts Magnet, we are opening a new Performing Arts Academy (PAA), which is similar to the Magnet, but does not provide transportation. Please contact Ms. Pierandozzi for more information.