Principal's Message

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    Dear Parent or Guardian,


    Welcome to Jackson STEM Dual Language Magnet Academy! I thank you for your interest in the only elementary school in the Pasadena Unified School District with two highly sought-after programs: STEM and Spanish Dual Language Immersion.


    As you may already know, STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. STEM-related jobs are growing faster than those in other fields, and STEM schools focus on these areas to prepare students for a prosperous future. Research also shows that the early acquisition and maintenance of a second language impacts intellectual growth. In addition, for those whose primary language is Spanish, dual language immersion ensures the development of academic language in the primary language, crucial for the enhancement of bi-cognitive skills.


    The dedicated teachers and staff at Jackson Magnet are committed to a caring learning environment. Our students enjoy engaging, challenging learning experiences that connect them to a 21st century world. Your children will learn to investigate, explore, experiment, problem-solve, create, and invent. We make connections between traditional subjects and real-world learning experiences utilizing an interdisciplinary approach. Instead of teaching in isolation, we link students’ learning opportunities by using an integrated, hands-on approach to teaching and learning.


    We look forward to working collaboratively with our parents and the community to ensure the success of our students.



    Warmest regards,

    Rita Exposito