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La Serna High School


Welcome to the Oasis Website
Contact Info
(562) 698-9121 connection 6289
Oasis is a special intervention program for sophomores and juniors that started at La Serna in 2007. Oasis stands for "organized academic support in school." To help at-promise students selected by their counselors, due to lack of credits after their freshman year, to graduate. Students placed in Oasis are identified as those most likely to drop out of high school. In Oasis students learn study skills, accountability, time management, goal setting, note taking, character building and self-esteem development.

A big part of the program is the "team" concept. Students and mentors are placed on teams. Each team has 4-6 students and 3-4 academic mentors. At the end of every week, students obtain progress reports from all of their teachers. Oasis has helped and improved lives of a majority of its students. Mr. Lavigne was acknowledged as California Teacher of the Year for the 2011-12 school year. As a former football coach, he has used his wisdom to help motivate teens to have a higher GPA and help establish self-motivation skills for everyone.

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A special thanks to our generous and supportive community members:

Gary and Cynthia Arakawa
Jeff Baird
Cindy and Gabe Ceballos
Covington Capital Management
Friends of La Serna Ron and Sharon Imada
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