Tetzlaff Middle School
12351 Del Amo Boulevard
Welcome to Tetzlaff Accelerated Learning Academy, one of California’s newest Gold Ribbon Schools! Tetzlaff Accelerated Learning Academy, located in the city of Cerritos, serves approximately 650 students from diverse backgrounds, in grades seven and eight, on a traditional calendar system.
Our mission is to provide a rigorous and relevant curriculum that prepares students for Advanced Placement® (AP®) high school courses, because it is our belief that the building of a college-going culture begins before high school and persists throughout a student’s academic career. Tetzlaff Accelerated Learning Academy is Los Angeles County’s first Magnet Middle School that provides a Pre-AP® curriculum for all students. Furthermore, Tetzlaff is proud and honored to be a SpringBoard® Pre-Advanced Placement® (Pre-AP®) National Demonstration School (2013-20), the first and only middle school in the state of California!
Tetzlaff Trojans study core materials in greater detail and depth while increasing their critical thinking skills to better understand themselves. By infusing Pre-AP® curriculum standards with Common Core Standards, technology, and college readiness, our students are prepared to navigate a global, technological 21st century.
The teachers and staff at Tetzlaff believe every student can learn and achieve academic excellence. We recognize every student as an individual with unlimited potential. We are dedicated to meeting the academic, emotional and social needs of all students and our goal is that all students will graduate from high school and enter college well prepared to pursue careers of their own choosing and to be leaders in their communities.
Tetzlaff has continued the tradition of high academic standards being named a 2005 and 2013 California Distinguished School; 2000 National Blue Ribbon School; 2014-2016 National and California Schools to Watch - Taking Center Stage Model School, Re-Designated for 2017-2019, 2020 – 2022 and a 2017 California Gold Ribbon School. In addition, Tetzlaff was once again named a California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll School for a fifth year in a row, not to mention the California School Board Association’s Golden Bell Award in 2009 for our Red Carpet Media Festival, an event for students to showcase their own public service announcements, photos and media information.
Pre-AP® curriculum and school wide programs highlights
We look forward to working with our Tetzlaff parents, students, and community members during this school year. We are confident that it will be another year of milestones achieved for all students here at Tetzlaff! If you would like more information about our school or would like to contact us, please visit our school’s website at:tetzlaffms.com and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @tetzlaff12351.
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