At YPICS, we believe a high quality, rigorous education is the great equalizer that provides access and opportunities for our students, families and communities.

We believe in our communities.
We believe in our team.
We believe in our families.
We believe in our students.

We strive for our students to be…

College Ready

Active Citizens

Life Long Learners
with a growth mindset 


Executive Administrator:
Ruben Duenas

5th – 8th Grade | Pacoima, CA

Executive Administrator:
Larry Simonsen

9th – 12th Grade | Pacoima, CA

Executive Administrator:
Rene Quon
6th – 8th Grade | Los Angeles, CA


01. We make a difference

  • 100% of our high school graduates accepted to college 

  • 93% High School Graduation rate

  • 90% parent engagement across our schools

  • Highest reclassification rates locally

02. We believe all scholars can learn
Our Approach:

  • Mastery Grading

  • Project-Based Learning

  • Service Learning

  • Technology Integration

  • Parent Engagement

03. We train our team

  • 200+ hours of Professional Development per year

  • New Teacher Support and Induction

  • Differentiated Professional Development Opportunities with an emphasis on SPED and EL training

  • Teacher Leadership Opportunities

  • On-site mentors and Teacher Coaching

04. We facilitate strong instruction.  

  • 1:1 devices for our students and staff, adaptive online instructional programs, and the supplies teachers need to teach.   

  • Engaged parent and student community.

  • Strong external partnerships with groups like UnidosCASA, Relay Graduate School of Education, Think Together, US Education Department, Gear Up, Califronia Department of Education, and LAUSD.

  • On-Site Mentors and Teacher Coaching

05. We empower community leaders

  • Teacher leaders lead professional development and are committee leads, lead teachers, mentor teachers, and Coordinator/Director of Instruction. 

  • Student leaders participate in active citizenship through service learning. 

  • Parent leaders particpate in parent councils, committees, and parent trainings.

06. We take care of our people. 

  • Salaries competitive for greater LA area beginning at $50,000 

  • Medical, dental and vision is 100% covered for full-time employees + all dependents

  • Life Insurance is 100% covered for full-time employees

  • CalSTRS for certificated staff

  • Optional 403(b) + FSA

What our employees say about working at YPICS

Our Culture is not one of a company but one of a family,
we care about 
our professional and personal lives.
I love our company culture,
everyone is welcoming and
accepting of everyone else.

I like that we are all committed to
the families and students we serve.


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Office: (818) 834.5805