Jerry Porath

Each year since 2015 Value Schools celebrates the Jerry Awards. The award is named for our founder, Dr. Jerome Porath, who created Value Schools in 2000. Collaborating with a group of educators in Los Angeles, Dr. Porath created Value Schools to educate students in traditionally underserved communities. Today, our four value schools serve over 1,600 students from transitional kindergarten through high school.

Our staff vote each year for two students, two parents and two faculty/ staff members who demonstrate outstanding commitment to our core values. This year our celebration occurred on May 28 via zoom. The recipients of the 2020 Jerry Awards are:

Jerry Award
2020 Jerry Awards
 

Everest Value School

Parents: Ms. Edith Cancio and Ms. Haydee Mazas

Students: Ashley M. and Bryan M.

Faculty/Staff: Ms. Lauren Norman and Ms. Laura Estrada


Downtown Value School

Parents: Ms. Norma Martinez and Ms. Maribel Parma

Students: Dianne Y. and Melyssa G.

Faculty/Staff:  Ms. Brittney Ford and Ms. Candy Escobar


Central City Value High School

Parents: Mr. Ricardo Almanza and Mr. Ivan Arzate

Students: Karina P. and Cesar A.

Faculty/Staff: Mr. Bob Gray and Ms. Erin Craven


University Prep Value High School

Parents: Mr. Mario Chacon and Ms. Veronica Martinez

Students: Mayra F. and Jason P.

Faculty/Staff: Ms. Quinn Butterfield and Ms. Ana Meza

Congratulations to all our Value Schools students, staffs, and parents who remind us each and every day how the five values change lives.

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Everest Value Distance Learning and Digital Classrooms

Thoughout the remainder of the year, Everest Value School is supporting all our students and families in our Digital Learning Classrooms. For information on meals, classrooms, technology requests, and all academic work, please visit the Everest Value School Digital Learning Classrooms.

Downtown Value Distance Learning Classrooms

Thoughout the remainder of the year, Downtown Value School is supporting all our students and families in our online and offline platforms. For information on meals, classrooms, technology requests, and all academic work, please visit the Downtown Value School Distant Learning Plan. And be sure to visit the Downtown Value Parent Workshop Facebook page.

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Downtown Value School Downtown Value School 
950 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 748-8868
Fax: (213) 742-6684
Everest Value School Everest Value School
668 South Catalina St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: (213) 487-7736
Fax: (213) 487-7745
Central City Value High School Central City Value High School
221 North Westmoreland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (213) 471-4686
Fax: (213) 385-5127
University Prep Value High School University Prep Value High School
1929 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone: (213) 382-1223