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Military & Law Enforcement

12940 E Foster Road. Norwalk, CA 90650 
(562) 210-4700 Counseling office: x4737  Fax (562) 929-2475


School Profile 2017-2018                                                                    CEEB code: 054-402


Director: MSgt Marty Schafer                                       Assistant Principal: Leonard Shryock

Principal: Francisco Ramirez                                     School Counselor: Eufemia Cervantes

Vision Statement

Southeast Academy High School strives to develop highly motivated, collaborative and responsible learners through a rigorous and structured curriculum and an evidence-based comprehensive counseling program.


Norwalk Community

Located 17 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, Norwalk is a suburban city in Los Angeles County, CaliforniaUnited States. The population is estimated to be 107,096 as of 2014. It is the 58th most densely-populated city in California.


The Norwalk – La Mirada Unified School District consists of four high schools (Southeast Academy falls under the umbrella of John Glenn High School), six middle schools and 17 elementary schools utilizing a K–5, 6–8, 9–12 grade-level configuration. Southeast Academy High School, which opened in 2001, is a public high school and serves students from 25 different schools and various districts. Southeast Academy High School consists of 257 students in grades 9-12. Seniors: 55, Juniors: 64, Sophomores: 55, and Freshmen: 83.

All interested students must go through an interview process and are selected based on a holistic review of grades, attendance and discipline record. Most important factor is that the student must want to attend. Southeast students are: Hispanic 83%, Caucasian 5.0%, African-American 4.05%, Other 2.05%. Additionally, about 80% of our students qualify federally as socio-economically disadvantaged. Southeast Academy High School has demonstrated a consistent graduation rate of 100% since 2007.


Southeast offers comprehensive, leadership-based and college-preparatory curricula. Our Military and Law Enforcement Pathway is used as a vehicle to instill leadership traits and principles in all students so all are College and Career Ready with the necessary soft skills to be a productive citizen.


For 2017-18, Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in 3 subjects, English, math and Foreign Language. They are: English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Calculus AB and BC, and Spanish language.


Grading and Ranking

Rank in class is determined by the student’s cumulative, weighted grade point average including grades 9-12. Grades are based on a four point A. Honors and AP classes are weighed as follows: A= 5.0, B= 4.0, C=3.0.


Graduation Requirements

A total of 220 credits are required. The credit requirements include:


Language Arts:                     40 Credits                    Science:                        20 Credits

Math:                                     30 Credits                    Social Science:             30 Credits

Foreign Language,                                                    Physical Education:       20 Credits

Fine Arts &/or CTE:               20 Credits      


Requirements (A-G Courses)


A. History and Social Science: 2 YEARS (including 1 year of U.S. History or 1 Semester of U.S History and 1 semester of civics or American Gov’t and 1 year of social science)

  • World History
  • US History
  • American Government

B. English: 4 YEARS (4 years of college preparatory English composition and literature)

  • Language Arts 9, Pre-AP Language Arts 9
  • Language Arts 10, Pre-AP Language Arts 10
  • Language Arts 11, AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • CSU Expository Reading and Writing


(Including Algebra 1/CCSS Math I, Geometry/CCSS Math II, Algebra II or higher mathematics)

  • CCSS Mathematics I
  • Accelerated CCSS Mathematics II/IIIA
  • Advanced Algebra
  • Pre-Calculus
  • AP Calculus AB & BC

D. Laboratory Science: 2 YEARS (including 1 biological science & 1 physical science) For UC admission: Biology, Chemistry and Physics

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

E. Foreign Language: 2 YEARS (2 years of the same language)

One year of Span 2 or Native 1 = 2 years

AP Span = 4 years

  • Spanish 1
  • Spanish 2
  • Spanish 1 for Native Speakers
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture

F. Visual & Performing Arts: 1 YEAR (dance, drama, or theater, music or visual art)

  • Art 1


G. College Elective: 1 YEAR  (chosen beyond those used to satisfy a-f)

  • Economics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Additional A-F course



Class of 2017

There were 63 graduates in the Class of 2017.

GPA                            # of Students

3.8 – 4.0+                    3

3.5 – 3.79                    9

3.0–3.49                      24

2.0 – 2.99                    27

< 2.0                            0


2017 SAT  Exam Averages

100% of the Class of 2017 took the SAT


Southeast Academy Mean

Critical Reading & Writing







Advanced Placement Results

  • In May 2017, 71 took AP Exams
  • A total of 84 exams were taken in 4 subjects
  • 38% of the AP Exams received scores of 3 or higher


Class of 2017 Post High School Placement

  • 25% matriculated to 4-year colleges
  • 43% matriculated to 2-year institutions
  • 32% selected work, military service or technical instruction


Awards and Distinctions, from the Last Four Years

  • 1 Bill Gates Scholarship Recipient
  • 2 Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship Recipients ($180,000 each)
  • 3 Service Academy Congressional Nominations
  • 3 Service Academy Acceptances (West Point, Naval and Air Force Academy)


Colleges Attended by Southeast Academy High School Graduates from the Last Two Years

  • Ivy League
    • Cornell University
  • US Service Academy
    • West Point Academy (Military Academy)
  • US Service Academy Preparatory School
    • New Mexico Military Academy
  • University of California
    • Santa Barbara
  • California State University
    • Fullerton, San  Marcos, San Francisco, Chanel Islands, Sacramento, Stanislaus, Dominguez Hills, Humboldt
  • Out-of-State
    • Oregon State, Western Oregon, Galveston
  • Public, In-State Colleges
    • Vanguard University , Biola University, Occidental College, Cal Baptist University
  • Community Colleges
    • Cypress, Cerritos, Fullerton, Santa Ana, Long Beach, Rio Hondo, East Los Angeles College, Moreno Valley, Berkeley



Contact Information

Eufemia Cervantes
School Counselor
(562) 210-4737