The College-Ready Promise is a new coalition of California public charter management organizations committed to graduating all students—especially low-income and minority students—college-ready.
Our organizations operate 86 public schools and enroll more than 36,000 students. We have earned a reputation for excellence because more than 75 percent of our graduates over the past two years are attending four–year colleges, well above the average for the state.
We are proud of these results, but we must do more. Over the next several years–working closely with our teachers and principals–we will implement an innovative plan to attract and retain highly effective teachers to work with our students, dramatically increasing the number of college–ready graduates.
About the Alliance College-Ready Public Schools: The mission of the Alliance, a nonprofit charter management organization, is to create a network of small, high performing public schools that establish the foundation for college success in students who live in high poverty communities in the Los Angeles area. The Alliance currently serves over 9,400 students in 21 middle and high schools. The Alliance, led by CEO Judy Burton, is headquartered in the Frank E. Baxter Education Complex located near Downtown Los Angeles, a facility that also houses two of its charter schools. For more information, visit www.laalliance.org.
About Aspire Public Schools: Aspire Public Schools is a not-for-profit organization that opens and operates small, high quality public charter schools to prepare urban students for college. Aspire now operates 34 schools that serve over 12,600 students in six California communities—East Palo Alto, Modesto, Oakland, Stockton, Sacramento, and Los Angeles. Through personalized learning experiences, students learn and master skills needed for the rigorous work of college and post-student life. Founded in 1998, Aspire is focused on serving the most traditionally under-served communities across California, and preparing students from grades K-12 to succeed in college. For more information, visit: www.aspirepublicschools.org.
About Green Dot Public Schools: Green Dot Public Schools is dedicated to changing public education in Los Angeles so that all children receive the educations they need to reach their dreams. It currently operates 18 public charter high schools in Los Angeles’ highest-need communities, serving over 10,400 students. Each Green Dot school (branded “Ánimo” schools) vastly outperforms comparable traditional public high schools. For more information, visit: www.greendot.org.
About Partnerships to Uplift Communities: Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) is a non-profit charter school development and management organization that serves two high need communities in Los Angeles: Northeast Los Angeles and the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Their first school was founded in 1999, and they now operate a total of 13 schools, serving over 4,000 students. PUC’s mission is to uplift the communities they serve through the creation of high quality charter schools that graduate all students prepared for college success. For more information, visit www.pucschools.org.