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Superintendent's Welcome



Welcome to Today’s Fresh Start Public Charter School, a school of choice, where committment  to educating children TK-8 th grades since 2003 is key. Founder, Dr. Jeanette Grattan Parker started the school in 2003 and has been educating children since the age of 10 years, when she tutored children in the housing projects in Birmingham, Alabama. I understand education. It’s in my blood. Dr. Jeanette and Dr. Clark , are committed educators in the inner city for more than five decades, working together as a team. Dr. Clark is Construction Manager of TFSCS Inglewood site which includes a $20,000.000 state of the art gym and auditorium. Dr. Jeanette manages the rigorous day to day school operations with a wonderful Administrative staff, Teachers, Clerical, Maintenance, Supplemental Staff, Consultants, etc.


TFSCS is high tech with state of the art technology. Transitional kindergartners through eighth grades have their own personal laptop or tablet and are responsible in the use thereof. TFSCS has Promethean Boards, tablets, kindles and other technological resources. What is TFSCS’ mission?Starting at TK-kindergarten, each child is taught their only option is to finish college! The mission is to teach each child individually and educated to their highest level of academic achievement, as well as socially and emotionally. The TFSCS program is rigorous. We teach reading comprehension, math, critical thinking and success for life and Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM) program. Adhering to a strict, rigorous academic culture, students are taught self discipline, intrinsic self worth, personal responsibility and how to get along with others while resolving conflict through words. Parent involvementis critical to the success of your child. Parents are expected to cooperate with TFSCS through parent conferencing, school visits and the TFSCS Friends and Family. The old saying, “It takes a village to raise a child is valid.” We simply cannot do it alone. We all work together toward our common mission with the same goal: that each of our children is successful in this complex society. TFSCS has small class sizes, small group instruction, individualized instruction, tutoring after-school, Saturday enrichment and After School program (ASES) (as space available). Students have morning breakfast, lunch, snacks and supper (ASES) students.


Teachers are groomed and trained into the TFSCS system of protocols and education system. TFSCS has a long term (seven years) collaboration with UC San Diego to train and qualify our teachers in classes customized to the needs of our TFSCS student and parent clientele. Parent involvement is required and critical to your child’s success. Students are encouraged to develop their gifts and talents in preparation of their life long learning experiences and a successful adult life with intrinsic self-worth. We build lives, teach and grow “scholars.” Today’s Fresh Start registered API Test Scores of 836 and 840, higher than the State of California API scores. TFSCS adheres to the CAASPP State required testing, which requires testing online and is Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Looking for a good school? Register at Today’s Fresh Start Charter School; where your child will not only receive a rigorous academic education, but also building a life for their future.



Jeanette Grattan Parker, Ph.D.


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4514 Crenshaw Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90043

Telephone 323-293-9826