District Wide Broadcast Message

Norton Science and
Language Academy

Happy 2020! We are excited to have you back! Feliz 2020! ¡Estamos emocionados de tenerte de vuelta!

Dr. Barragán's Message/ Mensaje del Dr. Barragán

January 21, 2020 - enero 21 del 2020

January 2020

Dear Norton Families:
This is a short week. Let's make the best of every minute. Be here any day and on time!
Enero 2020

Estimadas familias de Norton:
Esta es una semana corta. Hagamos lo mejor de cada minuto. ¡Esté aquí todos los días y a tiempo!

Staff Feature - Myrna Foster, Dean of Students

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Name: Myrna Foster
Grade Level or area of work (CDO, Cafeteria, Office, Admin., Etc.): Support with TK-8th Attendance and Discipline, Safety of the school, supervise CDO’s.
Years Teaching: 
 5 in Mexico, 12 in USA
Years Teaching at NSLA:
5th year as Dean of Students at NSLA
College/University Attended: 
CSU Dominguez Hills: BA. 
Azusa Pacific University: Teaching Credential and Masters in Education
CSU San Bernardino: Administrative Credential and M.A. in Educational Administration
Myrna Balmaceda is my maiden name, I was born and raised in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, México. I was offered my first teaching job in México at the age of 19.  I had just graduated as Executive Assistant at the time. It has been a great journey, I have been in the classroom for 17 years and I truly have loved every minute of it.
About 10 years ago I decided to pursue my Administrative Credential and with the support of great mentors and friends I was successful. I been an Administrator for 7 years, 5 of those years have been here at Norton Science and Language Academy.
Helping others is my passion but the love of my life are my two children. Bryan who is 19 years old and on his 2nd year attending Humboldt State University and Ruby who is 14 years old attending Oak Hills High School.
My father taught me the love for teaching students and their families. He he also showed me how amazing it is to travel and the importance of spending quality time with family and friends.
Since a very young age I realized I wanted to become an educator. My father taught me the love for the students, families, teaching and the commitment that comes with it. I want to change the world one student at a time.
Favorite Educational Quote:
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." –Mahatma Gandhi
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”   Nelson Mandel

Currently Accepting Applications!

 We are currently accepting applications for our Spanish Dual Language and Science focused instructional program.  For more information, contact our registrar at (909) 386-2300 (ext. 744). 


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Flag Football Team posing for flyer inviting families to Flag Football game on October 24, 2019.

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The mission of the NSLA is to ensure learning for a diverse and often underserved population of students who will be college and career ready as a result of our safe and rigorous bilingual, biliterate, and multicultural education. Read More

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NSLA is a Dual Immersion Program School which supports our charter educational goals including teaching Science every day starting in Kindergarten. Our goal is for all students to be able to speak, read, and write in English and Spanish in all academic areas after continued attendance in the program for five years. Read More