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Alliance Piera Barbaglia Shaheen Health Services Academy

2017-2018 application deadline is December 1, 2016


Applications will be accepted after the deadline but these students will be added to the waitlist if all seats have been filled by the application deadline.  





*También puede aplicar en español. Oprima el botón verde y seleccione la opción en la esquina derecha.




If you have questions please contact the school at: (323) 972-9010

10616 Western Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90047


Applications are still available for the CURRENT 2016-2017 school year. 


2016-2017 Application Form                Para el año escolar 2016-2017


Alliance Piera Barbaglia Shaheen Health Services Academy (PBS HSA) is an award-winning high performing free, public charter school with the mission to prepare students in South Los Angeles to succeed through college and support their ambition to pursue careers in the healthcare & medical industry.  This school provides students with rigorous college-preparatory instruction and an application-based curriculum with a healthcare theme that includes experiential learning.  Unique courses and services include:
  • Medical Science
  • Numerous AP offerings including AP Psychology
  • Spanish Medical Terminology
  • Extensive Electives (Art, Dance, Drama, Film, Journalism)
  • Free tutoring, clubs, after school programs and sports including rugby
Results & Accolades
  • 95% of Alliance HSA graduates were accepted to college in 2014 & 2015.
  • API: 717 (100 points higher than the neighborhood average in 2013)
  • 2016: top 6% of high schools nationwide, US News & World Report
  • 2015: top 10% of high schools nationwide, US News & World Report

*Source: latest available CDE data, 2014 - 2015 4-year cohort graduation rates and 2015-2016 CAASPP 

Prior to her role as principal, Dr. Carla McCullough was the Dean of Students at Samuel Gompers Middle School, where she also began her teaching career.  Carla has a Bachelor's degree in Drama and Political Science from Spelman College.  She completed her master's & doctorate degrees at Loyola Marymount University, with a focus on the impact of Brown vs. the Board of Education on Los Angeles public schools.