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Black Student Achievement Program (BSAP)

The Black Student Achievement Program (BSAP) is an LAUSD program to support Black students' road to high academic performance, strong social-emotional awareness and management, and a positive cultural identity.

The BSAP addresses the need for culturally responsive curriculum and instruction as the classroom norm, fosters partnerships with community based organizations with proven track records of success within the Black community, and provides increased staffing support to address the academic and social-emotional needs of Black students.

BSAP Mantra

"Successful Black student achievement is defined by high academic performance, strong social-emotional awareness and management, and positive cultural identity. Furthermore, strategies and methods utilized to cultivate these things shall be directly responsive to the unique needs of Black students due in large part to the historic and ongoing social and economic conditions experienced by Black people."

- Dr. George McKenna, LAUSD Board of Education, District 1

Program Goals


  • Increase levels of parent and family engagement
  • Increase participation in extracurricular activities at school
  • Increase presence of community organizations on campus

Academic Achievement

  • Graduation rate increase
  • Attendance and chronic absenteeism rate decrease
  • Increase enrollment in Advanced Placement and honors courses
  • Increase proficiency in Math and ELA/English
  • Increase number of students on track in A-G requirements
  • Increase number of students at or above benchmark in literacy skills
  • Decrease 1st time referrals for special education services

School Experience and Support

  • Every student has an advocate
  • Increase access to mental and social-emotional health resources
  • Increase favorable school experience survey responses
  • Access to culturally responsive curriculum and pedagogy
  • Decrease discipline rates (arrests, suspensions, referrals)
  • Elimination of policies and practices that contribute to school to prison pipeline

Mrs. Bradshaw, BSAP Coordinator