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Aspire Ollin University Preparatory Academy

Welcome to the Aspire Ollin University Preparatory Academy landing page!

Grades: 6-12
Sponsoring District: Los Angeles Area
CDS/Charter Numbers: CDS: #19-10199-0112128 Charter: #693
Afterschool Program? Y

Enrollment: 559
Ethnicity:
Hispanic: 99%
African-American: 1%
Pacific Islander: 0%
Asian-American: 0%
Caucasian: 0%
Free and Reduced Lunch: 94%

Key Dates

First Day of School (Primer dia de Escuela): August 17, 2020
Fall Break (Descanso del Otono): October 05-09, 2020
Thanksgiving Break (Descanso de Accion de Gracias): November 23-27, 2020
Non-pupil teacher work day: December 11, 2020 (No students)
Winter Break (Descanso de Invierno): December 21, 2020 – January 11, 2021
Non-pupil teacher work day: March 08, 2021 (No students)
Spring Break (Descanso de Primavera): March 29-April 02, 2021
Non-pupil teacher work day: April 05, 2021 (No students)
Last Day of School (Ultimo Dia de Clase): June 18, 2021

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.

Student Services: Please see here to visit Ollin’s Virtual Counseling Office. 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.

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

Address

2540 East 58th Street,
Huntington Park, CA 90255, United States

Contact Info

Phone:
323-277-2901

Fax:
323-587-3978

Principal’s Message

Dearest Ollin Families,

We are honored that you selected Aspire Ollin as the school for your scholar/s to receive their education.  We believe that you are their primary educator and our commitment is to partner with you on their secondary school journey.   This academic year 2018-19 our school spans from the sixth through the twelfth grade.  We strive to provide a robust and rigorous academic program that approaches education with the belief that all students can achieve at high levels.

We believe this about teaching and learning at Aspire Ollin:

“The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.”  -Paulo Freire

We are excited to graduate our second class this year and to send them off into the world prepared for college and university.  This year, in addition to our academic focus, we will also emphasize what it means to be a kind and positive citizen in our world.  We look forward to bringing you into partnership on these school wide initiatives.

We would like to share with our families some tremendous news about our scholars and staff at Ollin.  We were recently recognized by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), as a California Honor Roll School.  After an extensive analysis of student data for every public school in California, Aspire Ollin University Preparatory Academy was a clear leader in getting students to grade level and beyond and is an Honor Roll school for the 2016 California Honor Roll.  This is a huge accomplishment for Ollin and we are profoundly thankful that you have trusted us with your scholar’s education.  

We are looking forward to working with you and your scholar/s as we work toward an academically successful school year!

With gratitude and kindness,

Joel Ramirez
Principal, Aspire Ollin University Preparatory Academy

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