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Aspire Firestone Academy

Welcome to the Aspire Firestone Academy landing page!

Grades: TK – 5
Sponsoring District: Los Angeles Area
CDS/Charter NumbersCDS: #19-64733-0122622 Charter: #1214
Afterschool Program? Y

Enrollment: 337
Hispanic: 97%
Caucasian: 1%
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: Viviana Delgado, Counselor at Viviana.Delgado@aspirepublicschools.org or 323-249-5740.

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


8929 Kauffman Avenue,
South Gate, CA 90280, United States

Contact Info



Principal’s Message

Wonderful Firestone Families, 

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! If you are new to our Falcon Family, we are so excited to have you join our community! For our wonderful, returning families, welcome back! At Firestone, we are committed to operating within an antiracist framework and ensuring that our school is a place that is both safe and welcoming to students and families. Through flexibility and innovation, we work each day to ensure that this is lived and breathed at Firestone. Social-emotional learning is embedded into our curriculum, as we continue to support our students in the healing needed after the pain and uncertainty of a global pandemic. Now more than ever, we see our families as partners in our students’ success. We are all in this together, as one team—parents, students, families, staff members, and the community at large. It is important to also remember that school is not meant to be a place of stagnation but rather a place of growth and change. As we look to the future, we want to ensure that our students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to bring about true change in our world. We must be ready to have uncomfortable conversations, especially as we focus on building a culture of antiracism; this lens is central to our students’ ability to leave Aspire Firestone Academy as critical thinkers and to give power to their voices. Please know that my door is always open and that your feedback is always welcome! 

With appreciation,

 Marnie Kislinger, Principal