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Contact Information (School Year 2016-17)
Last updated: 1/6/2017
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2016-17)
One need only walk onto the Millikan campus to realize that our school is truly a community that “promotes academic excellence, personal integrity, and essential life skills for all.” We are a multicultural school whose members celebrate our school’s rich diversity. We are proud of the fact that our school truly reflects our city’s demographics. Well-known throughout the community for high standards and achievement in academics, Millikan is equally proud of its extra-curricular activities program. The athletic, visual and performing arts programs, as well as school interest clubs, provide opportunities for our students to have a well-rounded educational experience. All incoming students choose to wear a uniform and select academies to belong to based on their educational interest. According to representatives from West Ed, we are considered a model in the state for the implementation of Smaller Learning Communities, creating a safe haven and sense of belonging for all students. Students and parents feel a sense of academic challenge, confidence and security at Millikan.
Our commitment is not only to form minds, but also to nurture hearts. These are the hallmarks of one of America’s finest schools. A total commitment to continuous improvement is what makes Millikan a leader in preparing young men and women for success.
Millikan has been recognized by Newsweek as one of the top 5% of high schools in the U.S. and is one of 60 high schools in America selected as a National AVID Demonstration School.
Our Small Learning Communities include:
QUEST (Questioning, Understanding, Engaging, and Success through Technology) QUEST students pursue a pathway of honors and AP courses designed for gifted students who want to excel, advance, and compete academically with the best and brightest students in the nation. The accelerated curriculum is designed for GATE students and offers the unique experience of a UC approved Sr. Project class. The QUEST community of students are high achievers and active participants in extra and co-curricular activities including sports, the arts, community service, and student government. An academic GPA of 3.3 or higher is recommended.
PEACE (Personal success through Empowerment, Academic achievement, Conflict resolution, and Ethics in action) Academy engages students in learning through: community service, field trips, student government, mentoring, video conferencing, and debates. PEACE students learn about leadership through hands-on projects and real world experiences. PEACE prepares you for real life after high school and creates an environment that allows you to grow as a person, while giving to your community in significant ways. An academic GPA of 2.75-3.3 or higher and a C or better in pre-Alg is recommended.
COMPASS (Community of Musicians, Performers, Artists, and Social Scientists) is a small learning community focused on preparing students for college by integrating core curriculum with the social sciences and the Arts. The program places an emphasis on standards-based instruction while helping students to connect learning with real world situations. All students enrolled in the C.O.M.P.A.S.S. program are expected to enroll in the arts at Millikan High School (e.g. dance, music, chorus, drama, photography, art) as well as work together to help improve the greater Long Beach community through arts-based community service. An academic GPA of 2.25-2.75 or higher and a strong commitment to the arts are recommended.
Global Technology Academy is a four-year college preparatory program emphasizing computer applications and technology that prepare the student for post-secondary and/or workplace skills. It engages the students in the use of technology as a tool to research, develop, organize and present information. This program lays the foundation for students to participate comfortably in an increasingly technological society.
GREEN (Generating Respect for the Earth, the Environment, and Nature) Academy is THE environmental science academy. Through its environmental theme, the academy prepares students to understand the issues facing our planet. Environmental topics will be woven throughout all core classes, students will participate in local environmental projects, and will attend two environmental/college field trips each year. GREEN students will be eligible for university with all required courses for college admission (CSU/UC a-g admission requirements) and access to accelerated, honors, and AP classes in all subjects.
STELLAR (Scholastic Teams of English Language Learners for Academic Rigor) is a small learning community for students whose native language is other than English. The focus is on developing English language skills in the area of listening, speaking, reading, and Writing for English Learners at EL Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4. After acquiring English proficiency, students transition to other Millikan academies.
Millikan Business Academy (MBA) is a smaller learning community that promotes essential life skills and college preparedness with a particular emphasis on entrepreneurship, marketing, enterprise, and financial independence. Students will learn sound business practices and principles and develop and compile professional portfolios, gain essential technology skills, gain awareness of benefits of volunteerism.
Last updated: 1/25/2017
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2015-16)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/24/2017
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2015-16)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||9.0 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.2 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||51.5 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.7 %|
|Two or More Races||1.5 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||48.8 %|
|English Learners||7.3 %|
|Students with Disabilities||10.5 %|
|Foster Youth||0.3 %|
Last updated: 1/24/2017