Alliance Susan & Eric Smidt Technology High School

Alliance Susan & Eric Smidt Technology High School is a free, public charter school authorized by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Alliance Smidt Tech utilizes the Blended Learning for Alliance School Transformation (BLAST) education model, which provides each student with a laptop and uses a wide variety of technological tools to prepare them for success in college and future careers.  To read more about the BLAST model click here.

Enrollment for Current School Year 2014-15

345 students in grades 9-11

Date Opened

August 2012


211 Avenue 20
Los Angeles, CA 90031
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(323) 352-3206


(323) 352-8543


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The BLAST model and Alliance Smidt Tech were featured on Bloomberg News!


Alliance Susan & Eric Smidt Technology High School achieved a 2013 Academic Performance Index (API) score of 707. CST results: 54% Advanced/Proficient in English; 9% Advanced/Proficient in Math.


Alliance Susan & Eric Smidt Technology High School is located in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood northeast of Downtown Los Angeles. The area is primarily home to Latino and Asian immigrant families.

Alliance Smidt Tech shares a campus with Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 5.

Demographics and Average Daily Attendance

96% Latino and 3% Asian, and 1% Caucasian, 18% English Language Learner (ELL) students, and 97% free or reduced meal program participants. Average daily attendance is 97%.

Principal Profile

Dr. Lori Rhodes has been an urban educator for more than 18 years. She began her career in education teaching elementary school in South Los Angeles. Over the years, she has taught bilingual and transition classes in third through fifth grades, as well as History in middle and high school. While pursuing her graduate degree Dr. Rhodes continued to work with teachers by leading CLAD classes, emphasizing best instructional practices for the instruction of English Learners. Prior to joining the Alliance team, Dr. Rhodes served as an administrator at West Adams High School and The Accelerated School/Wallis Annenberg High School. Dr. Rhodes holds a bachelor's degree in History from the State University of New York in Binghamton, a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a master’s degree in History from Stanford University. Dr. Rhodes earned her doctorate degree from Stanford University, focusing on History of Education.

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