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Aspire Inskeep Academy

Welcome to the Aspire Inskeep Academy landing page!

Grades: K – 6
Sponsoring District: Los Angeles Area
CDS/Charter NumbersCDS: #19-64733-0124800 Charter: #1332

Enrollment: 351
Hispanic: 88%
African-American: 8%
Caucasian: 1%
Multiracial: 1%
Free and Reduced Lunch: 98%

Key Dates

First Day of School: August 15, 2022
Labor Day: September 5, 2022
Fall Break: October 3 – 7, 2022
Staff PD Day (no students): October 10, 2022
Veterans Day: November 11, 2022
Thanksgiving Break: November 21- 25, 2022
Winter Break: December 19, 2022 – January 6, 2023
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 16, 2023
Staff PD Day (no students): February 13, 2023
Presidents’ Day: February 20, 2023
Cesar Chavez Day: March 31, 2023
Spring Break: April 3 – April 7, 2023
Staff PD Day (no students): April 10, 2023
Memorial Day: May 29, 2023
Last Day of School: June 16, 2023

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.

Please contact your school’s Liaison for additional resources: Dr. Charlie Heaton; Charlie.Heaton@aspirepublicschools.org; 323-235-8400

Mental Health and Community Resources: Please see here to visit AIA’s Counseling Center Website. 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, 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


123 West 59th Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90003, United States

Contact Info



Principal’s Message

Welcome to Aspire Inskeep Academy!

I am excited about opening the door of our school up to you and making this an exciting school year for our students! I invite you to join us, work with us, and grow with us as we make this school year the best experience for our children.

I invite you to get involved in one of our committees, PTA, ELAC, or School Site Council. Please consider volunteering in our school or from home to support our growing program efforts, attending our Principal’s Conversation and Coffees, or taking a monthly tour to learn about our instructional efforts. We need your support and partnership in promoting a safe school environment, engaging us as partners in education, and working to advance our mission by communicating ideas and solutions with us.

I am here to serve. Please feel free to email, call, or schedule an appointment to meet with me to share your thoughts, feedback, and ideas.

Principal Heaton’s Vision:

Together, I will work with faculty, staff, families, community partners, and the Slauson & Tate schools to develop a cohesive, conspicuous, and thriving school community, which we call the AIA Team. As a team, we will work together building our school’s capacity for achieving our mission and actualizing our shared vision.

Throughout our journey together, we will grow together and achieve individual and collective success as a school community. In short: “Joining together is the beginning. Working together is progress. Growing together is success.” It is my vision to grow Aspire Inskeep Academy into the “Pride of Aspire Public Schools” and serve as a model for educational excellence.

To achieve this vision, I have, as the school leader, articulated qualities, known as “The Exemplars,” which require my efforts in promoting, cultivating, supporting, and celebrating. I believe these are inherent in each member of the AIA community.

Principal Heaton’s Mission:

As a leader in education, it is my mission and work to cultivate a strong school community that can promise and provide all of our children with a safe, engaging, and exciting educational experience.

It is my practice to tell students daily that this is their school and empower students to take pride in taking care of their school, taking care of their teachers, taking care of their peers, and most importantly, taking care of themselves. As a team, I am inviting you to join me, work with me, and grow with me, as we make this school the best experience for our students.

Yours in service,

Charles R. Heaton, Ph.D.
Principal, Aspire Inskeep Academy