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AME Demonstration Site

This year, Santa Susana Magnet High School will be offering a professional development day for teachers, administrators, and industry leaders in the field of Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME). We will be discussing how you grow student talent from twelve year-old middle school students, to high school students interning in the fields of AME, and finally to college and career professionals. 


Experience for Teachers and Industry Leaders

Participants who attend will spend time with some of our teachers who are over the different Academies. Participants will have the opportunity to dialogue about how many of our academies developed into successful and meaningful learning experiences for our students. Participants will also have time to talk with the middle school teachers who feed students into the Santa Susana HS academies. 


Experience for Administrators

Administrators who attend will learn more about articulating with the feeder middle school. They will also learn more about how to support AME in the master schedule, partnerships with the community, and marketing the AME brand with the local community. 


AME Advisory Meeting

Allison Frenzel, AME Education Programs Consultant for the state of California, will lead a question and answer session on VAPA, AME, and CTE. This includes recent developments in state certifications for students who complete AME programs. 


Go to our Academies website for more videos and access to information about AME.


To register for our Professional Development Day




Demo Day Agenda

7:00 AM (optional)

Production Managerial participants meet at Hillside Middle School (HMS) for Road Show Set-up

8:30 – 9:00 AM
Participants meet at Hillside Middle School

Welcome, Continental Breakfast, and School Overview 

9:00 – 9:45 AM
Rehearsal of Articulation Road Show at Hillside MS

9:45-10:30 AM
Articulation with the Middle School and Beyond

10:30-10:45 AM

Caravan back to Santa Susana HS

10:45-11:00 AM

Guest Speaker at SSHS - Dr. Peplinski

11:00-12:00 PM
Breakouts within Academies and/or Tour

12:00-12:30 PM

Lunch With a Troubadour - Student Panel Q/A

12:30-1:00 PM 

AME Guest Speaker

1:00-3:30 PM

AME Advisory Meeting

One Acts

Club Rush