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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 

600 students in grades 9-12

Date Opened

August 2012


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


(323) 352-8543


Enrollment Deadline

Friday, December 4, 2015

Apply in English or Spanish.

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


Alliance Susan & Eric Smidt Technology High School achieved an Academic Performance Index (API) score of 707.  For more on the school's current Performance Indicators, click here.


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

91% Latino, 6% Other, 2% African American, and 1% White, 15% English Language Learner (ELL) students, and 91% free or reduced meal program participants. 

Principal Profile

Dean Marolla-Turner has been an educator for the past 25 years. Prior to joining Alliance Susan and Eric Smidt Technology High School, he was the founding principal at Alliance Neuwirth Leadership Academy where he served for 8 years. Before joining Alliance, Mr. Marolla-Turner served in numerous positions as a teacher and administrator in Long Beach Unified School District. His wide-range of experience includes educating adults in Teacher Credentialing Programs. He possess a BA in Mathematics from University Center of New York at Binghamton and a MA in Mathematics from Cal State Dominguez Hills. In 2013, he was honored as Alliance’s Principal of the Year.