Fenton has a 3-Year Average API of 809 and has shown growth academically throughout its 21 year history.
Professional development is a focus for Fenton Avenue Charter School in order to ensure ongoing professional growth as we implement the Common Core State Standards, enhance our science, technology and Gifted and Talented programs. Professional development is multifaceted and is delivered in a variety of ways: seven staff development days, once a week on Wednesdays and twice a week during psychomotor time blocks. The topics for professional development are based on the school's charter as well as annual teacher needs assessment. Those topics include: differentiation for all students, behavioral support, SDAIE strategies for English Learners, English Language Development, Explicit Direct Instruction, Depth and Complexity, Mutt-i-grees (Social-emotional learning) and the sharing of Best Practices. A school-wide focus has been placed on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Smarter Balanced Assessments. The seven professional development days were added to the school calendar so teachers would have longer periods of time to collaborate. Wednesdays are one hour sessions after school that are often used for follow up, data analysis and/or the sharing of Best Practices. Psychomotor time is used for collaboration, allowing teachers the opportunity to discuss work samples, rubrics and analyze data as a grade level.
A variety of supplemental programs and services are available at Fenton Avenue Charter School. There is a music specialist who works with each grade level and also facilitates chorus instruction. After school programs include the school-funded after school playground, LA’s BEST. Additional support staff includes a full-time psychologist, school counselor, speech and language therapist, nurse, nurse’s aide and Family Center Director. Four-hour paraprofessionals support the instructional program daily. Two full-time technology specialists are overseen by a Information Technology Manager, and service over 300 computers in classrooms: five in all third grade classrooms; six in all fourth and fifth grade classrooms.