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Here’s an Invitation to our Award Winning Full Inclusion Co-Teaching Program at LA High!
Please ask about our new “team style” teaching that includes three adults in a classroom!
What is full inclusion? Video by: Sebastian Romero, Class of 2022

Mr. Marc Sahara, JD, MBA, is a special education teacher and Inclusion Co-Chair at Los Angeles Senior High School. He teaches English 9, 10 and 11 with his co-teacher, Mr. Nkwocha. Mr. Sahara graduated from Whittier College and received his JD and MBA at the University of Missouri. Mr. Sahara was awarded Rookie of the Year in 2017-18 by the Los Angeles School District as the top performing high school first year teacher in the West District. In addition, he was nominated for NAAC's National Teacher of the Year.


ROYCalifornia Credit Union and Los Angeles Unified School District celebrate “Rookie Teacher of the Year” Award winners on court during a Los Angeles Sparks basketball game at the Staples Center on August 5, 2018 (Mr. Sahara is second from the left).



In his second year, LA High embarked upon its pilot year of full inclusion and Mr. Sahara teamed up with Mr. Nkwocha to co-teach English Language Arts to 9-11th graders in a full inclusive experiences classroom. Later in 2018-19, the co-teaching program at LA High was awarded the Humanities Award by LAUSD, in which Sebastian and Zsateau were awarded Student Leadership Awards for their advocacy for inclusion in all schools. In the video below of the awards ceremony, our students call to an end to the "segregation of all special education students" in all of LAUSD .


LA High's Inclusion Program is awarded LAUSD's Humanities Award and everyone is amazed by our student's speeches!


At LA High, we are redefining the way students are being taught by pairing up special education and general education teachers to add more attention for all learners.  At LA High, we agree that at an inclusive education is both the vision and practice of welcoming, valuing, empowering, and supporting the diverse academic, social/emotional, communication, and language learning of all students in shared environments and experiences for the purpose of attaining the goals of education (Villa & Thousand).


LA High's Inclusion Program welcomes Principal Gladden!


We believe that all students should be granted access to and receive a high quality equitable education taught by co-teachers in an inclusive setting.

By doing so, we are placing three (or more) adults in a classroom to provide more support and a higher quality educational experience for you child.



Are you looking for a robust learning environment for your child? Does more help and additional masters of the material in each class sound like a dream?  Do you want your child in a classroom with award winning teachers?

Ask about our full inclusion program: marc.sahara@lausd.net

*Text written by Sebastian and Chelsea (Class of 2022), edited by Alicia (Class of 2022).


Mr. Sahara and Mr. Nkwocha speak at The Inclusion Collaborative Conference - Los Angeles, CA!


Assignment: ThrillerMorphosis Compare And Contrast Essay

Assignment: ThrillerMorphosis Compare And Contrast Essay Question: Extract evidence from credible sources of media and discuss how the video and assigned text are similar and/or different. Please use specific examples; you may also use any examples we discuss in zoom classes. Directions: Students will view the movie and write a five (5) paragraph essay (minimum) comparing and contrasting the music video with the assigned text. Essays are to be written in formal, academic language using all the skills, fundamentals, techniques, transitions, vocabulary, style, format, etc. that we have learned over the course of the year. Do your best work. Your final draft is to be typed, in MLA format. Good luck and please be creative! Common Core Standard: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. Please remember: 1) Make an outline before you write! 2) Use the question to create your thesis. 3) Come up with your three (3) topics to discuss. (Example: P1-comparison, P2-comparison, P3-contrast *You choose) 4) Do body paragraphs 1, 2, and 3 first! 5) Write the Introduction (3 elements "B.A.M."). 6) Write the Conclusion (4 elements - "Big Ending"). 7) MLA format! (Works Cited and Title Page). See schoology for details on uploading your final draft. Contact me with any questions: marc.sahara@lausd.net Thank you for your dedication to school, especially while we are away, and please be safe out there! WE WILL BE BACK.

How to MLA Format your Essay Video

Use this video to complete your essay assignments - there are two in schoology.

How to Make a Conclusion for an Argument Essay

Use this video for your homework on the conclusion paragraph.

Instructional Video: Recap Zoom Classes 3/31 & 4/3

Recap on the last two zoom classes, and how to do the homework.

LA High's 50's Love Dance - Presented by Inclusion's Culture Club and Leadership - 2/15/20

It was all a dream - until we did it! Thank goodness we did, as school ended abruptly. We will be back - bigger, stronger and better than we were ever before!