Cerritos Elementary School | Computer Science Magnet

  • Address: 120 E. Cerritos Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205
    Phone: (818) 244-7207

Tour with the Principal



    Cerritos is  proud to be partnering with Planet Bravo  


    At Cerritos Elementary: 


    *All students TK - 6th grade code at Cerritos.  The coding is taught during the day   as part of the curriculum.


    *Coding projects are integrated into the curriculum. Students' projects are integrated as part of Science, Social Studies and ELA.  


    *There are coding 3 cycles of in one year (1 per trimester).  All students begin with Scractch which is a block-based coding program. Projects may begin with students adding sprites, backgrounds, sound and motion to coding a full presentation in Social Studies and Science and creating games. 


    During the second cycle, students in TK -1st grade work with Lego bricks to design a 3-D project, which is then coded using Scratch.  Students in 2nd-3rd grade work with the Lego WeDo robots. They assemble the robots and create a story line that ties into the coding and movement of the robots.  Students in 4th -6th grade assemble and code the robots to create different motions such as behaving as a specific animal to completing a full mission. 


    In the third cycle, students move from block based coding to text coding using Minecraft.  Projects are integrated into the curriculum where students  develop a world based on what is being learned in the core curriculum.  


  • Cerritos Virtual Tours dates and times you can find here 

    About Our School

    Cerritos students have the opportunity to learn fundamentals of computer coding as part of their daily curriculum. Teachers engage students through block and text-based coding activities to enhance their education experiences.

    Students use computer science and coding to learn about problem solving and team building, while developing their critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration skills.

  • Clark Magnet High School and GUSD Elementary and Middle Magnet Schools require an application.  All Clark applicants are required to reside within the boundaries of Glendale Unified School District.


    Students are selected each year by a random lottery.

    • The lottery window for the 2020-2021 school year is closed.
    • The application window for the 2021-2022 Elementary Magnet and FLAG Programs and Roosevelt STEAM Academy is November 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021. The lottery drawing will be held on February 10, 2021.
    • Clark Magnet High School Application window is January 11, 2021 - January 31, 2021. The application will open at 7:00 AM on January 11th. The lottery drawing will be conducted on March 5, 2021. For students offered a spot the day of the lottery, parents must submit their acceptance online no later than March 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM.
    • Only eligible applications submitted during the application window will be included in the 2021-2022 lottery. All late applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

    To apply for one of GUSD's magnet schools, visit GUSDMagnetandFlag.com