Alliance Environmental Science and Technology High School
Alliance Environmental Science and Technology High School is a free, public charter school authorized by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Alliance Environmental Science and Technology High School concentrates on college-readiness through a themed curriculum that includes experiential learning with a focus on environmental science and technology. The school's mission is to equip students with the tools necessary to excel in high school, succeed in college, and acquire skills and experience to live in and contribute to a sustainable economy. This commitment is demonstrated through specific course work, cross-disciplinary projects, and community partnerships and activities including a green garden space, comprehensive recycling plan, and an environmental club.
Enrollment for Current School Year
550 students in grades 9-12
2930 Fletcher Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Alliance Environmental Science and Technology High School achieved a 2013 Academic Performance Index (API) score of 860, ranking it the 10th top-performing public high school in LAUSD. CST results: 70% Advanced Proficient in English, 52% Advanced/Proficient in Math. For more on the school's current Performance Indicators, click here.
Alliance Environmental Science and Technology High School is located at Los Angeles Community College's Van de Kamp Innovation Campus in the Glassell Park/ Atwater Village north of downtown Los Angeles. The roughly 45,000-square foot space consists of two adjacent buildings that house 19 classrooms, a library, a multipurpose room, multiple lecture halls, a fitness area, and several science labs. The campus was designed to minimize the environmental impact of new buildings and promote healthier indoor conditions for students and staff as part of LACC's commitment to the field of sustainable development.
Demographics and Average Daily Attendance
89% Latino, 8% Asian, 2% African American, and 1% Caucasian, 11% English Language Learner (ELL) students, and 85% free or reduced meal program participants. Average daily attendance is 96%.
Andrés Versage joins the Alliance team with 20 years of teaching experience and 13 Years of experience as a principal. As principle, Mr. Versage has succeeded in reorganizing and revitalizing two charter middle schools in Los Angeles, in addition to opening and establishing the New Academy of Science and Art charter elementary school, also in Los Angeles. As an educator, he has taught many grades and subjects ranging from Math, Science, Social Studies and Literacy to students in California. Mr. Versage has made a difference in the lives of many EL (English Learner) students through teaching and curriculum development. In 2002, Mr. Versage earned a Master of Art in Educational Administration with a focus on urban education, school culture and community involvement. He also holds a Masters of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, Wisconsin.