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Aspire Antonio Maria Lugo Academy

Welcome to the Aspire Antonio Maria Lugo Academy landing page!

Grades: TK – 5
Sponsoring District: Los Angeles Area
CDS/Charter NumbersCDS: #19-10199-0109660 Charter: #694
Afterschool Program? Y

Enrollment: 400
Ethnicity:
Hispanic: 98%
African-American: 0%
Pacific Islander: 0%
Asian-American: 0%
Caucasian: 0%
Free and Reduced Lunch: 94%

Key Dates

First Day of School: August 13, 2019
Non-pupil teacher work day: September 16, 2019 (No students)
Fall Break: October 07-11, 2019
Thanksgiving Break: November 25-29, 2019
Non-pupil teacher work day: December 2, 2019 (No students)
Winter Break: December 23, 2019-January 10, 2020
Non-pupil teacher work day: February 10, 2020 (No students)
Non-pupil teacher work day: March 13, 2020 (No students)
Spring Break: April 6-10-2020
Non-pupil teacher work day: April 13, 2020 (No students)
Last Day of School: June 17, 2020

For Title IX & UCP, please contact Debbie Riverhawk Helmns, Regional Student Support Director, at 323-837-9920.

Additionally, in order to encourage and support stakeholder involvement, each school’s website contains the following information in both Spanish and English:

  • Timely notices of board meetings and other school committee meetings that involve parents.
  • Meetings held/interpreted in Spanish and English.
  • Opportunities to share thoughts and opinions through email and ParentSquare, the interactive parent communication platform used by the school.
  • Short summaries of issues, ideas, and decisions of school committees.
  • At least two opportunities for parents to give detailed input on the Local Control Accountability Plan.

Parents are welcome and encouraged to volunteer at our school, however, parental involvement is not a requirement for acceptance to, or continued enrollment at, the charter school.

Padres están invitados y se les anima a que hagan horas voluntarias en nuestra escuela.  Aunque no es requerido para ser aceptados a nuestra escuela o para continuar su inscripción futura en nuestra escuela chárter.

School Address & Contact Information

Address

6100 Carmelita Avenue,
Huntington Park, CA 90255, United States

Contact Info

Phone:
323-585-1153

Fax:
323-771-1511

School Calendar

Nothing from December 13, 2019 to January 13, 2020.

Principal’s Message

Dear AMLA Families,

Welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year!! We hope you had a wonderful summer and are ready for another exciting year of learning and exploration.

For those of you who are new to AMLA I would like to start with a few brief introductions of myself, and the administrative team (deans) who will continue to support our students this year.  This year I will be entering my 7th year at Aspire after serving several Aspire Los Angeles schools in different capacities. I started off my career as a classroom teacher, then as a K-7 reading literacy specialist, instructional coach, content specialist, assistant principal at a middle school, and now entering my 1st year as principal. It has been a pleasure getting to work in the Huntington Park community and being a driver for change and advancement for your children.

This year we welcome back Mrs. Krystal Gonzalez (3-5) and Mrs. Dea Inguito (TK-2) who will continue to serve as a wonderful support around instruction and culture.  Together they have over 20 years of experience in the classroom, 18 at Aspire.  Our goals together this year are to elevate the instructional program as well as the culture of the school.

Below you will find a few goals for this academic school year:

  • Increase our attendance percentage
  • Continue to inspire a love of reading and overall joy factor at school
  • Elevate our PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) program with the support of our SEL (Social Emotional Learning) curriculum and Restorative Practices
  • Enhance the focus and support for our Multilingual Learners
  • Ensure that Science is more present in our daily academic program through strategic integration
  • Deepen the learning around our TK-5 Math curriculum
  • Expand our Music and Physical Education program
  • Expand the opportunities for our families to get involved

Looking forward to a tremendous year. Please feel welcome at any time to join us in any of our efforts. The more collaboration and integration of all stakeholders the better for our children.

Educationally Yours,
Mrs. Barnes

Board Meeting Minutes

Board Members

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