SBAC testing April 29th-May17th.  Coffee with the Principal- May 16th at 8:45 AM. Community Meeting - May 16th at 6:00 PM in the MDR Library. Minimum Day - Friday, May 17th- student dismissal 12:30 p.m. Dance show - May 17th at 6:00 p.m.

Marina Del Rey Middle School and Performing Arts Magnet

Marine Science Academy » What is the Marine Science Academy?

What is the Marine Science Academy?

It is a Personalized Learning Environment (PLE) in which students focus on the Marina del Rey marine environment. Students follow scientific protocols to monitor sand crabs, the birds of Ballona Creek, and Ballona Creek water quality. Scentists use the important data that the Marine Science Academy students gather and try to determine the state of our marine environment and the trends that are occuring.

Teachers in the academy are highly qualified and have been trained by many experts from around the world. They collaborate and create lessons that integrate the marine sciences with the state core curriculum including the new common core standards.
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