In partnership with the LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has selected Orville Wright Middle School in Westchester for its “Adopt-A-School” program this year.

“LAX Coastal Area Chamber was thrilled to be approached by LAX to create a meaningful Adopt-A-School program that would create a win-win for both LAX and the school,” said Pat Lyon, education chair of the LAX Coastal Area Chamber. “We hope that through this program, other businesses will follow suit and create lasting and meaningful partnerships with our schools.”

The program will work with the educators of the school’s flight training program to ultimately help link students to a career path. To further enhance the learning experience of the 17 students in the advanced aviation class, LAX will offer presentations, tours, and enrollment in the After School ACE Program.

“Students at Orville Wright Middle School have a unique opportunity to learn about various aspects of flight and through our flight simulators, also learn how to fly,” said Stephen Rochelle, Orville Wright Middle School principal. “The partnership with LAX brings an exciting element to their learning experience by linking the students’ love for aviation to aviation career paths.”

Recently, students from the Adopt-A-School program had an opportunity to tour the Airbus A-380 when it flew to LAX on November 27th. Students were able to see firsthand the passenger amenities of the aircraft.

The program, which began in October, has brought various speakers to the students who discussed careers as a commercial pilot for passenger and cargo planes and aviation mechanics. Speakers discussed the educational requirements for their jobs and shared their personal career paths.

Information, (310) 646-5742.

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