At Grace Hopper STEM Academy (GHSA) we know that learning is easier when you have excellent teachers and staff. That's why most of our educators have achieved an advanced degree in their field. Our faculty is passionate about the subjects they teach and bring this enthusiasm into their lessons. Courses offered at Grace Hopper STEM Academy are Humanities, Math & Technology, Science & Technology, General Science/Physical Science, Project Lead The Way Design & Modeling, Intro to PLTW, Coding, Leadership, Life Skills and Physical Education/Fitness & Dance.
The GHSA After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program is the result of the 2002 voter-approved initiative, Proposition 49. This proposition amended California Education Code (EC) 8482 to expand and rename the former Before and After School Learning and Safe Neighborhood Partnerships Progra. GHSA's admin and staff collaborates with its CBO's (Community Based Organizations) to provide the following classes that are not limited to but include: Homework Help, GEMS (Girls Empowered, Motivated & Strong) provided by The Beverly Hills West Links, Inc., Typesy, Life/Internet Skills through Know Better to Do Better, Dance, Drama/Theatre, Choir, Film-making & Step through Fernando Pullum Center, Sign Language, Drums and Golf.
GHSA is also a member of the FIYA (Foundation for Interscholastic Youth Athletics). FIYA was formed in August 2011 as a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. It serves as a governing body to provide interscholastic sports competitions amongst elementary schools with a special focus on middle schools in the Los Angeles area. FIYA’s philosophy is that youth coaches must be encouraged to teach young athletes responsibility, independence and leadership so that they are better prepared for everyday life. GHSA traditionally competes in Coed Flag Football, Girls/Boys Basketball, Soccer and Softball.
GHSA Girl's Site
Come out and meet your child's teachers and classroom staff. Know the classroom expectations for the first semester. Come and sign up for volunteer hours!
GHSA Girl's Site
Come and share the rich history celebrations of the Hispanic culture! Would you like to contribute. We need decorators and wonderful culinary dishes from the Spanish-speaking cultures around the globe!
Grace Hopper was an American computer scientist and a United States Rear Admiral. One of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, she was a pioneer of computer programming who invented one of the first linkers for computing. There are certain programs which are large in size and contain a great amount of detail or data. As a result of their size, it makes it difficult to use them efficiently. These larger programs are divided into smaller programs or modules to make them easier to use. Grace Hopper's invention, the linker, connected the smaller programs together to form one large program which could manage larger pieces of information more efficiently.
Rear Admiral Hopper popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages, which led to the development of COBOL, an early high-level programming language, or code, still in use today.
Prior to joining the Navy, Hopper earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale University and was a professor of mathematics at Vassar College. Hopper attempted to enlist in the Navy during World Word War II but was rejected because she was 34 years old. She instead joined the Navy Reserves. Hopper began her computing career in 1944 when she worked on the Harvard Mark I team led by Howard A. Aiken. In 1949, she joined the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation and was part of the team that developed the UNIVAC I computer. At Eckert–Mauchly she began developing the compiler. She believed that a programming language based on English was possible. Her compiler converted English terms into machine code understood by computers. By 1952, Hopper had finished her program linker (originally called a compiler), which was written for the A-O System. During her wartime service, she co-authored three papers based on her work on the Harvard Mark 1.
In 1954, Eckert–Mauchly chose Hopper to lead their department for automatic programming, and she led the release of some of the first compiled languages like FLOW-MATIC. In 1959, she participated in the CODASYL consortium, which consulted Hopper to guide them in creating a machine-independent programming language. This led to the COBOL language, which was inspired by her idea of a language being based on English words. In 1966, she retired from the Naval Reserve, but in 1967 the Navy recalled her to active duty. She retired from the Navy in 1986 and found work as a consultant for the Digital Equipment Corporation, sharing her computing experiences.
The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper was named for her, as was the Cray XE6 "Hopper" supercomputer at NERSC. During her lifetime, Hopper was awarded 40 honorary degrees from universities across the world. A college at Yale University was renamed in her honor. In 1991, she received the National Medal of Technology. On November 22, 2016, years after her death, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a civilian.
Grace Hopper STEM Academy, Inglewood Avenue was opened in 2012 as a conduit to inspire a new generation of girls to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Girls' Site: 601 Grace Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301-1306 Boys' Site: 333 West Florence Avenue. Inglewood, CA 90301-1306
Supervision is provided on campus from 7:00 am until 6:30 pm.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
If emergencies arise please call Ms. Martinez at (310) 910-0230.
(310) 910-0230 Main Campus
(310) 641-8746 Fax