Ross Middle School
Ross Academy of Creative and Media Arts
Welcome to Ross Academy of Creative and Media Arts! Our mission is to challenge students academically and creatively through the use of innovative technology. Our student centered environment fosters respect for and acceptance of all diverse cultures. In partnership with our parents and the community, Ross students become responsible learners for the 21st century. Our students experience an academic program enriched with the arts and technology. Additionally, Ross Academy offers Accelerated or Honors classes in all core subjects for both 7th and 8th grade.
Our students choose from a wide variety of electives in the creative and media arts, including K-ROSS TV Broadcast, Improvisation, Video Production, Computer Technology & Coding, Journalism, Project Lead The Way/Robotics, Musical Theater, Band, Colorguard, Percussion and Ukulele, 3-D Printing, Spanish I, Cartooning, Paint and Draw, Sculpting, and Ceramics. In addition Ross offers a Dual Immersion Spanish program where qualifying students are enrolled in a Spanish Language elective (Spanish II level) and a History class taught completely in Spanish. Ross is the only middle school in ABC that offers a Zero Period Physical Education designed to allow students the opportunity to take more than one elective class.
Ross is proud to be an AVID Schoolwide campus! AVID’s (Advancement Via Individual Determination) mission is to prepare all students and open opportunities for college and career. In addition to AVID Schoolwide, Ross offers an AVID elective at both grade levels.
Ross is a 2017 California Gold Ribbon School with Title I Academic Achievement School recognition. Ross is also the recipient of the 2017 and 2018 Honor Roll Award from California Business for Education Excellence and was re-designated as a National and California Schools to Watch in 2018.
We believe that the social-emotional wellbeing of our students is critical to their overall success. Ross academy has a full time Mental Health Professional and one school psychologist that work with students as needed. Additional resources are provided including USC social work and LMU Counselor interns. Academic supports for students include before and after school support classes, a tutoring center, test preparation classes and additional personnel in some math and English classrooms. Our after school sports, band, and color guard programs provide students with an opportunity to express their athletic and creative talents. The EXTRA (Extended Time for Raising Achievement) after school program also provides additional academic, fitness and enrichment activities.
Parents have many opportunities to participate in our school activities through PTSA, which has more than doubled in membership in the past two years, School Site Council, English Language Advisory Committee, (ELAC), Parent Leadership Academy, and various volunteer programs for the front office and special school activities. At Ross Academy, we work in partnership with parents and the community as we recognize and value their importance as primary stakeholders in the education of our children. If you would like more information, please visit our website rossms.us and follow us on Twitter @RossFalcons.