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April 10, 1986
For the fourth consecutive year, Sierra Canyon School, a small Chatsworth private school, has taken top honors in the Southwest regional competition for the California Junior Scholarship Federation, the state's junior high honor society. This year, Scott Carness received the state's highest scholastic honor for junior high students in Greater Los Angeles. Carness, a ninth-grader who will attend Chatsworth High School next year, has maintained a grade average of 3.93 of a possible 4.0.
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June 15, 2009 | Carla Rivera
For years Chase Abrams has lived a double life: By day a popular student at Sierra Canyon School who played football and enjoyed hanging out with friends, by night an intent student of film studies at Cal State Los Angeles who organized college film festivals and held his own intellectually and socially. Today, the energetic 18-year-old can finally take a breath.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1995 | ANTONIO OLIVO
There was a time when tossing a paper airplane during a school lesson brought on a world of trouble. Yet when 7-year-old Garine Tomassian did just that at Sierra Canyon School on Friday, she got encouragement instead of a reprimand. "Good job, Garine," assistant teacher Scott Deaver said. "That one went really far. All right, who's next?" Have times changed? They have in the eyes of Sierra Canyon School officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a performance that was equally meaningful for those on stage and those in the audience, the Teen Angels of Sierra Canyon School gave a spirited song and dance recital at Lokrantz Special Education Center. "This is very important for the kids on both sides. It's an opening of doors," said Mary Beth Meyer, principal at Lokrantz in Reseda, one of 18 Los Angeles Unified School District schools providing education and care to severely retarded children and young adults.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a performance that was equally meaningful for those on stage and those in the audience, the Teen Angels of Sierra Canyon School gave a spirited song and dance recital at Lokrantz Special Education Center. "This is very important for the kids on both sides. It's an opening of doors," said Mary Beth Meyer, principal at Lokrantz in Reseda, one of 18 Los Angeles Unified School District schools providing education and care to severely retarded children and young adults.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1990 | GARY LIBMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Chatsworth private elementary school where classes are small, students learn Spanish in kindergarten and nature walks are a regular part of the curriculum was the only California private school to win national honors this year from the U.S. Department of Education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1997 | LUCILLE RENWICK and EFRAIN HERNANDEZ JR., TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As classes begin at Sierra Canyon School next week, Howard Wang's past frustrations about recruiting minority students will be tempered by a few good signs. Wang, the school's founding co-director, said the number of black students is increasing slowly, although the number of Latino students still lags. Attracting bright youths by appealing to parents, churches and community groups, and offering tuition assistance, all seem to be working, he said.
BUSINESS
June 2, 1992 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN
Howard Wang has a lesson for investors intrigued by the idea of educating kids for profit: It's not as easy as it might appear. Wang is co-director and co-owner of the Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, a green, six-acre oasis in the dusty horse country of the North Valley. The school has won national acclaim for its academic achievements, it has a waiting list yards long and--good news for Wang and partner Mick Horwitz--it makes money. It's getting harder, however, to match that feat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2009 | Carla Rivera
For years Chase Abrams has lived a double life: By day a popular student at Sierra Canyon School who played football and enjoyed hanging out with friends, by night an intent student of film studies at Cal State Los Angeles who organized college film festivals and held his own intellectually and socially. Today, the energetic 18-year-old can finally take a breath.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A group of middle-schoolers from Sierra Canyon School who spent Sunday offering bottles of water and words of praise to weary runners at the finish line of the Los Angeles Marathon were only a small contingent of the legion of volunteers on the scene. But unlike those who were giving freely of their time, the students from the private school were earning credit toward fulfilling their community-service requirement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1997 | LUCILLE RENWICK and EFRAIN HERNANDEZ JR., TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As classes begin at Sierra Canyon School next week, Howard Wang's past frustrations about recruiting minority students will be tempered by a few good signs. Wang, the school's founding co-director, said the number of black students is increasing slowly, although the number of Latino students still lags. Attracting bright youths by appealing to parents, churches and community groups, and offering tuition assistance, all seem to be working, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A group of middle-schoolers from Sierra Canyon School who spent Sunday offering bottles of water and words of praise to weary runners at the finish line of the Los Angeles Marathon were only a small contingent of the legion of volunteers on the scene. But unlike those who were giving freely of their time, the students from the private school were earning credit toward fulfilling their community-service requirement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1995 | ANTONIO OLIVO
There was a time when tossing a paper airplane during a school lesson brought on a world of trouble. Yet when 7-year-old Garine Tomassian did just that at Sierra Canyon School on Friday, she got encouragement instead of a reprimand. "Good job, Garine," assistant teacher Scott Deaver said. "That one went really far. All right, who's next?" Have times changed? They have in the eyes of Sierra Canyon School officials.
BUSINESS
June 2, 1992 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN
Howard Wang has a lesson for investors intrigued by the idea of educating kids for profit: It's not as easy as it might appear. Wang is co-director and co-owner of the Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, a green, six-acre oasis in the dusty horse country of the North Valley. The school has won national acclaim for its academic achievements, it has a waiting list yards long and--good news for Wang and partner Mick Horwitz--it makes money. It's getting harder, however, to match that feat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1990 | GARY LIBMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Chatsworth private elementary school where classes are small, students learn Spanish in kindergarten and nature walks are a regular part of the curriculum was the only California private school to win national honors this year from the U.S. Department of Education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1986
For the fourth consecutive year, Sierra Canyon School, a small Chatsworth private school, has taken top honors in the Southwest regional competition for the California Junior Scholarship Federation, the state's junior high honor society. This year, Scott Carness received the state's highest scholastic honor for junior high students in Greater Los Angeles. Carness, a ninth-grader who will attend Chatsworth High School next year, has maintained a grade average of 3.93 of a possible 4.0.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1990
In a White House ceremony Monday, President Bush congratulated officials of a Chatsworth private elementary school cited for excellence this year by the U.S. Department of Education. The Sierra Canyon School was one of 221 public and private schools to be named a Recognized School of Excellence and the only for-profit school cited, federal education officials said. The 12-year-old school is one of 16 in California honored and the only school in Los Angeles to be honored.
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