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Welcome Back to School!

Congratulations and Welcome to the  New Principal at Malibu High School

Congratulations and Welcome David Jackson the new principal at Malibu High School. 

Principal Jackson will serve as the interim principal for MHS for the 2014-2015 school year.  He has extensive experience in secondary and post-secondary education.  He retired in 2007 after serving as Principal of Calabasas High School for two years.  Prior to that, he served as the Assistant Principal at Agoura High School in the Las Virgenes Unified School District; Principal at Royal High School in the Simi Valley Unified School District; and Assistant Principal at John Burroughs High School, David Starr Jordan Junior High School, and Luther Burbank Junior High School in the Burbank Unified School District. 
Principal Jackson is well-versed in best practices for running a comprehensive high school, including those addressing core curriculum, VAPA, athletics, special education, student organizations, master scheduling, and school safety.  Also, He has a knack for identifying a school’s short- and long-term needs, and then effectively planning a course of action that will benefit the students, staff, and community.  He collaborates with school personnel to establish clear lines of responsibility and holds everyone, including himself, to a high standard.

33rd Annual Malibu Chili Cook-Off

On Friday August, 29th from 6 to 10 pm, AMPS will be at the 33rd Annual Malibu Chili Cook-Off: Locals' Night.

Stop on by the AMPS Booth to say hello, catch-up on the latest AMPS news about our progress, and pick up the latest AMPS swag.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 Learning Frame of Mind Videos

Below are a selection videos to get you back in the learning frame of mind now that school is back in session.

Teach Statistics Before Calculus!

February 2009, by Arthur Benjamin, Ted Talks
Watch video here

Let's Use Video to Reinvent Education
March 2011, by Salman Khan, Ted Talks
Watch video here

Teachers As Role Models
May 2014, by Rafe Esquith
Watch video here

Bring on The Learning Revolution!
February 2010, by Ken Robinson, TEDTalks
Watch video here

 Local Education News 

SMMUSD Secures Interest Rates on First Measure ES Bond Financing
August 11, 2014, by Staff Report, Malibu Surfside News
Read more here

School District Asks Committee to Guide Malibu Separation
August 4, 2014 By David Mark Simpson, Malibu Times
Read more here

New Principal Provides Thoughts on Upcoming School Year
August 5, 2014, By Ashleigh Fryer, Malibu Surfside News
Read more here

 School for Thought 

How to Turn Every Child Into A "Math Person" 
August 11, 2014, By Miles Kimball Klein, Quartz
Read more here

Investing in Student Outcomes: Can We Get Spending Right In Public Schools?
August 12, 2014, by Andrew Broy, Huffington Post Education 
Read more here

Parenting Hacks: Easy Ways to Trick Kids Into Loving Math and Science
August 8, 2014, by Adam Pasick, Quartz
Read more: here

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AMPS Malibu

No School
Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 1st

First Day of School
Tuesday, August 18th

Back to School Nights

Cabrillo Elementary:
Wednesday, August 27th 

Webster Elementary:
Wednesday, September 3rd

Pt. Dume Marine Science School:
Wednesday, September 3rd

MHS-Middle School:
 Thursday, September 4th

MHS-High School:
Tuesday, September 9th

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23805 Stuart Ranch Rd., Suite #105
Malibu, CA 90265

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