The Russell Westbrook Why Not? Academy delivers world-class education to South Los Angeles youth grades 6 through 12 while simultaneously developing academic achievers, athletes and activists committed to social change. The Academy is a community hub that offers students a safe and personalized learning environment and engages parents as partners in their children’s education. Why Not? Academy, which consists of a High School and Middle School, are public charter schools authorized by the Los Angeles County Office of Education and are members of California Charter School Association.

The Russell Westbrook Why Not? Academy delivers world-class education to South Los Angeles youth grades 6 through 12 while simultaneously developing academic achievers, athletes and activists committed to social change. The Academy is a community hub that offers students a safe and personalized learning environment and engages parents as partners in their children’s education. Why Not? Academy, which consists of a High School and Middle School, are public charter schools authorized by the Los Angeles County Office of Education and are members of California Charter School Association.

Russell Westbrook Partnership Focus Areas

ACADEMIC ACHIEVERS

  • High Performing Charter Academy
    • AP / Honors
    • A-G requirements
    • Dual Enrollment
    • Inclusive environment for English learners and students with disabilities
    • Technology integration
  • College and Career Readiness
    • Internships
    • College-going culture and advising
    • Digital Media Arts Entertainment focus
  • Multi-tiered systems of support

ATHLETES

  • Middle school and High school competitive sports
    • Basketball, volleyball, soccer, cheer/dance, cross country
  • Empowered Youth development via sports in partnership with LA84 Alliance and After-School All Stars

ACTIVISTS

  • Active Student Leadership Groups
  • Civic Education through partnerships with Constitutional Rights Foundation and Facing History and Ourselves
  • Internship with agencies that promote racial and social justice
  • Capstone Projects focused on multi-year service projects and learning

Why Not? Academy Focus Areas

SCHOLARS

  • High Performing Charter Academy
    • AP / Honors
    • A-G requirements
    • Dual Enrollment
    • Inclusive environment for English learners and students with disabilities
    • Technology integration
  • College and Career Readiness
    • Internships
    • College-going culture and advising
    • Digital Media Arts Entertainment focus
  • Multi-tiered systems of support

ATHLETES

  • Middle school and High school competitive sports
    • Basketball, volleyball, soccer, cheer/dance, cross country
  • Empowered Youth development via sports in partnership with LA84 Alliance and After-School All Stars

ACTIVISTS

  • Active Student Leadership Groups
  • Civic Education through partnerships with Constitutional Rights Foundation and Facing History and Ourselves
  • Internship with agencies that promote racial and social justice
  • Capstone Projects focused on multi-year service projects and learning