Halstrom Academy Pasadena Campus is Growing

Halstrom Academy thinks outside the box when it comes to educating students in grades 6-12. The school’s 1-1 student-teacher ratio approach is the core principal behind its academic success, and an impressive college admissions record backs that up. Halstrom offers a bully-free environment where customized learning and a content mastery philosophy allow for each student to progress at his or her own pace. When not in class, students have opportunities to socialize together through activities. Every day, Halstrom Academy provides an alternative for parents whose children may not be living up to their full potential in a traditional, one-size-fits-all school.
Halstrom students come from varying backgrounds. Some struggle with academia, learning challenges or social anxiety; while others are athletes and actors who find the flexible scheduling options beneficial; and some are wanting accelerated learning that they are not finding in traditional classrooms. The common factor between each of them is that they all value the opportunity to learn at their capacity and pace.
Halstrom Academy has a year-round, open enrollment policy meaning students can enroll and start at any time. The school offers a strong curriculum with more than 140 courses, 22 of them honors classes and 20 of them advanced placement. Halstrom is WASC accredited, UC, CSU and NCAA approved.
Get your exclusive sneak peek inside their expanded Pasadena campus! Schedule your Hard Hat Tour and learn about the brand new yoga/boxing studio. Experience first hand how Halstrom Academy embraces a progressive vision of education.
For more information, call (866) 833-8728 or visit halstrom4u.com.

Firefighters Honored for Hurricane Assistance

The Pasadena Fire Foundation Board of Directors includes (from left) Bob Baderian, Willie Wright, Anita Arnold, Joshua Driskell, Chief Bertral Washington, Ron Berry, Carla Buigues, Daniel Arias, Jinghuan Liu Tervalon and Lisa Derderian.
The Pasadena Fire Foundation Board of Directors includes (from left) Bob Baderian, Willie Wright, Anita Arnold, Joshua Driskell, Chief Bertral Washington, Ron Berry, Carla Buigues, Daniel Arias, Jinghuan Liu Tervalon and Lisa Derderian.

The Pasadena Fire Foundation honored nine firefighters who, on their own time and together with the organization Reach Out World Wide, traveled to hurricane ravaged areas in Puerto Rico and Florida to assist with relief efforts. Continue reading “Firefighters Honored for Hurricane Assistance”

Flintridge Center Paves Positive Pathways for Formerly Incarcerated

Photo by Staci Moraza / OUTLOOK Flintridge Center staff includes Wyatt Whitlock, Daniel Torres, Jaylene Mosley, Jeffrey Bellissimo, Peter Matich and Emma Gerch. The staff plays multiple roles to engage and help at-risk youth and reintegrate formerly incarcerated adults who seek honest, hard-working jobs.
Photo by Staci Moraza / OUTLOOK
Flintridge Center staff includes Wyatt Whitlock, Daniel Torres, Jaylene Mosley, Jeffrey Bellissimo, Peter Matich and Emma Gerch. The staff plays multiple roles to engage and help at-risk youth and reintegrate formerly incarcerated adults who seek honest, hard-working jobs.

Bryan Barajas dreams of becoming a journeyman, buying a little home in Pasadena and building a family there.
It’s the first time he’s dreamt in a long time, since dropping out of school in the 9th grade when he had a son, trying to find work, but then embarking on a life that would send him to prison by 2015, facing multiple felonies. Upon exiting, he knew he’d have trouble staying sober and out of trouble, never finding decently paid work with his background record. But he had heard of the Flintridge Center, a nonprofit dedicated to helping combat poverty, community violence and formerly incarcerated individuals.
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