Alliance For College-Ready Public Schools
Their mission is to open and operate a network of small, high-performing high schools and middle schools in low-income communities in California with historically under-performing schools, that will annually demonstrate student academic achievement growth and graduate students ready for success in college. In 2004, the first Alliance public school opened at the corner of Western and Martin Luther King Blvd., starting with a small group of dedicated educators serving a few hundred families who wanted something better for their children. Alliance sought to prove that an exceptional education is possible for all students, regardless of their background or zip code. Today, Alliance is the largest charter school network in LA and larger than 75% of all school districts in California yet, successfully educating 13,000 students in 25 high-performing, tuition-free high school and middle school academies. Today, they have more than 10,000 graduates, and continue to make a difference in the lives of every one of their students.