Tetzlaff Middle School
An Accelerated Learning Academy

12351 Del Amo Boulevard
Cerritos, CA 90703
Phone: (562) 229-7795

Tetzlaff Accelerated Learning Academy is Los Angeles County's first and only Magnet Middle School that provides a pre-Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum for all students. Tetzlaff continues to pave the way in standards based instruction, high expectations, and creating a culture of excelling students. Pre AP rigor allows core teachers to give standards based instruction in greater depth and detail with high expectations for student accountability and responsibility. The primary goal is to prepare our students for advanced placement course choices when they enter high school, which we believe will ensure their likeliness to enter college. Through a school culture that embraces diversity, technology, collaborative and organizational skills, our students will be well prepared for the 21st century.

What is a Magnet School?

A Magnet School is one that is chosen by its district and the federal government to receive extra funding, equipment, teachers, and training to "specialize" in a chosen field or two. All of the 16 Magnet Schools in ABCUSD have been awarded over $20 million federal monies to develop and sustain theme-based programs of excellence.