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Center for Independent Study Academy

Ises Fernandez

Pasadena Unified Principal for a Day 2013
Center for Independent Study Academy
Principal: Mr. Jack Loos

CIS Academy is an alternative program(s) high school of Pasadena Unified School District and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

CIS Academy is a personalized alternative that strives to develop critical thinkers who communicate effectively and acquire the skills, values and habits of lifelong learners. Students will be prepared for employment and higher education as well as meaningful participation in society as responsible citizens.

CIS Academy is an Independent Study High School that provides a strong academic foundation with multiple pathways to graduation, develops life-long learners and helps students become responsible participants in a culturally diverse democratic society.

Principal for a Day: Geoffrey Baum
Trustee Pasadena City College

Geoffrey Baum's career spans education, journalism and public service. A former C-SPAN executive producer, he has also worked for Public Radio's Marketplace and ABC News. He served as Assistant Dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism from 2001-08 and as Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations at Claremont McKenna College.

Baum serves as an elected trustee on the board of Pasadena City College and as a member of the state board of governors of the California Community College system. He also serves on the boards of the Armory Center for the Arts, the West Pasadena Residents Association and the Claremont McKenna College Alumni Association. He is a former board member and president of the Pasadena Community Access Corporation, the city-chartered agency that manages the city's public access cable television station.
He holds an M.A. in Broadcast Journalism from USC and a B.A. in Economics and Literature from Claremont McKenna College.

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