About us

About Aspire

If you remember one thing about us, remember this: Our commitment is College for Certain. We work to make college the expectation, not the exception.

Currently Aspire operates 40 schools in California and Tennessee serving 16,000 students in grades K-12.

Our Mission

To open and operate small, high-quality charter schools in low-income neighborhoods, in order to:

  • Increase the academic performance of underserved students
  • Develop effective educators
  • Share successful practices with other forward-thinking educators, and
  • Catalyze change in public schools

Our Vision

Every student is prepared to earn a college degree.

Aspire Celebrates 15 Years of College for Certain

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Aspire in the News

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Our History

Aspire was the first Charter Management Organization in California.

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Accountability

Looking for key documents regarding Aspire's governance?

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