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FP Arhive

Bernie Moore

Chenyce

 

Located at:
Edison Complex, 3126 Glenrose Ave., Altadena, CA, 91001

Phone:
(626) 396-5950

 

Pasadena Unified Principal for a Day 2013
Focus Point Academy
Principal: Mr. James Albanese

 

Focus Point offers a small, highly structured special educational program that incorporates daily supportive counseling and specially designed academic instruction for students diagnosed with emotional disturbances and specific learning disabilities in grades 1 – 12.

The Focus Point Academy is a cooperative effort staffed and funded by the Pasadena Unified School District, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, and Pacific Clinics. 

Educational and clinical staffs work as a team to provide students with skills in socialization, problem resolution, and work closely with parents and families.

Academics and Treatment
The Focus Point Academy provides students with the behavioral skills necessary to access academic curriculum and successfully transition to a mainstream campus or a less restrictive educational program within 18 months to two years.   Students have access to core curriculum and individualized educational programs. Enrollment is limited to approximately 50 students.

Seven special day classes are taught by credentialed teachers, with a maximum of eight students per classroom and a 3:1 ratio of students to staff.

Educational and Clinical Staff
Educational and clinical staffs work as a team to provide students with skills in socialization, problem resolution, and work closely with parents and families.

The center is staffed by administrators, special education teachers, instructional aides, behavioral aides, therapists, a nurse, and a psychiatrist. Additional services are provided by a speech therapists and psychologists.

Principal for a Day: Greta Johnson Mandell
Medical Consultant State of California

Greta F. Johnson, M.D. has worked for the State of California in the Department of Social Services for the past 25 years as a medical consultant.  She is the mother of 2 sons who attended PUSD schools.  She is married to Mr. Peter Mandell.

Dr. Johnson received her B.A. in biology from Occidental College and her medical doctorate from USC Keck School of Medicine.  She specialized in psychiatry and has a special interest in adolescents.

Dr. Johnson enjoys music and art and avails herself of the many museums, theatres, orchestras and performances of all kinds in Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles area.

 

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