PTA Lingo

PTA – Parent Teacher Association

Coffee Break is a monthly Parent Education program organized and supported by Laguna Beach PTA Council and donations from all the school site PTA’s.

Reflections is a National PTA Sponsored Arts and Creativity Competition, open to LBUSD students each fall to compete by expressing or reflecting on a theme in Literature, Visual Arts, Photography, Film Production, Music Composition, or Dance Choreography.

Laguna Beach Unified Lingo:

API = Academic Performance Index, California’s method for measuring academic success and improvement in the local schools.

ELM = El Morro Elementary School

LBHS = Laguna Beach High School

LBUSD = Laguna Beach Unified School District


PBIS = Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (our way of encouraging great student behavior, helping students to make good choices)



SchoolPower is the oldest, non-profit education foundation in Orange County, raising money for Laguna Beach public schools since 1981.

SuccessMaker is a Math software program, to enhance and improve math learning.

TMS = Thurston Middle School

TOW = Top of the World Elementary School