The mission of Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, a nonprofit charter management organization, is to open and operate a network of small, high-performing high schools and middle schools in under-served communities in California with historically under-performing schools, that will annually demonstrate student academic achievement growth, and graduate students ready for success in college.
Alliance is the largest charter management organization in Los Angeles. We educate nearly 12,000 students in 27 high-performing schools, have achieved more than 6,000 Alliance alumni, and continue to make a difference in the lives of every one of our students.
Like ACRMA 21, Alliance schools significantly outperform traditional public schools in preparing students to enter and succeed in college, using an educational model based on high expectations of students, small and personalized campuses, a longer school year and a longer instructional day, a team of highly effective teachers and principals, and parents as partners in their child’s educational success.
- All Alliance schools achieved 2013 Academic Performance Index (API) scores higher than their neighborhood average.
- All Alliance students take the University of California A through G college preparatory courses.
- 94% of Alliance students graduate high school in four years, and 95% of those graduates go on to college.
- 86% of our high school students take at least one Advanced Placement class.
- Alliance schools rank consistently among the top by U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek and are recognized as being among the best in the nation by the California Department of Education and the US Department of Education.
Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 21 (ACRMA 21) is part of the Alliance network of 27 schools and some attributes that are specific to our school community is our cultural focus on partnering with parents is especially important. We believe that “every student has the ability, and together, we give them the opportunity".
Our school's academic focus and approach are:
- 21st Century Learning
- Service Learning and Leadership
For our mascot, we are the "Champions." We are trying to communicate with our students about the definition of a champion. It isn't just about winning in sports or contests, but being a champion for change and a leader in our communities.
“Champion” Definition (noun):
1. a person who has defeated all opponents in a competition or series of competitions, so as to hold first place: the heavyweight boxing champion.
2. anything that takes first place in competition: the champion of a cattle show.
3. an animal that has won a certain number of points in officially recognized shows: This dog is a champion.
4. a person who fights for or defends any person or cause: a champion of the oppressed.
5. a fighter or warrior.
1. winner, victor. 4. defender, protector. 6. maintain, fight for, advocate.