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Aspire Centennial College Preparatory Academy

Welcome to the Aspire Centennial College Preparatory Academy landing page!

Grades: 6-8
Sponsoring District: Los Angeles Area
CDS/Charter NumbersCDS: #19-64733-0126797 Charter: #1436
Afterschool Program? Y
Enrollment: 483

Hispanic: 98%
Not Available: 2%
Free and Reduced Lunch: 98%

Key Dates

First Day of School: August 14, 2023
Labor Day: September 4, 2023
Fall Break: October 2-6, 2023
Staff PD Day (no students): October 9, 2023
Veterans Day: November 10, 2023
Thanksgiving Break: November 20-24, 2023
Winter Break: December 18, 2023-January 5, 2024
Staff PD Day (no students): January 8, 2024
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 15, 2024
Staff PD Day (no students): February 16, 2024
Presidents’ Day: February 19, 2024
Spring Break: March 25-29, 2024
Cesar Chavez Day: April 1, 2024
Staff PD Day (no students): April 2, 2024
Memorial Day: May 27, 2024
Last Day of School: June 19, 2024

For Title IX & UCP, please contact Dr. Alejandra Velez, Regional Director of Student Services, at 323-837-9920.

For Special Education inquiries, please contact Ana Escalante, Regional Director of Special Education, at 323-538-2550.


Mental Health and Community Resources: For additional mental health and community resources, or if you need support with accessing mental health services or other community resources, please reach out to your school’s Mental Health Counselors. You may also search for a local mental health provider or other community resources here.

Homeless/Foster Youth Liaison: Victoria Herrera, Counselor at Victoria.Herrera@aspirepublicschools.org or 323-826-9616.

Homeless, Foster Youth, Bullying & Cyberbullying Resources for families and students

For information and resources on bullying and harassment prevention, please contact your school administrator or the Regional Director of Student Services at 323-837-9920 for support.

School and Community Resources

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.

School Address & Contact Information


2079 Saturn Avenue,
Huntington Park, CA 90255, United States

Contact Info



Principal’s Message

Hello Aspire Centennial Community!

I have been serving the Huntington Park Community since 2013, Centennial specifically as teacher, an intervention specialist, assistant principal, and now as a principal. I invite all families to our School-Site Council (SSC) as well as family meetings as we discussed various topics to better support our scholar’s academic and social-emotional growth.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any wondering questions in regard to our school and community.

A little more information about me: I have a big family with nine
siblings and eleven nieces and nephews, with whom I try to spend a lot of time. When I am not working, I like to spend some time with family and friends, relaxing and trying to cook various recipes.

One quote that really connects with me: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela. I feel that the greatest gift we as educators, parents, and family members, can give to today’s youth is education. It is with education that we can inspire today’s youth to change the world for the better.

Yours in Service,
Mike McCoy, Principal of Aspire Centennial

See a copy of the full Principal’s message here.