113 S. Rowan Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 8 and Alliance Morgan McKinzie High School are conveniently next door and together serve grades 6-12.
450 scholars in grades 6-8
Alliance CRMA 8 opened fall 2014 in East Los Angeles. This almost entirely Latino community is primarily home to Mexican-American families, many of whom are recent immigrants to the United States.
At Alliance CRMA 8 each scholar uses a laptop with a wide variety of technological tools to prepare them for success in college and future careers. ACRMA 8 is committed to addressing the needs of the whole child by encouraging the pursuit of outside interests and passions through many enrichment programs such as:
MESA (Math Engineering Science and Achievement), this is a one-year commitment. Scholars will go on field trips and will compete in regional and statewide competitions.
Entomology, scholars will explore the interesting world of insects through videos, research, observations, and crafts. For the showcase project, scholars will create a superbug!
Chicano/Latino Arts and Crafts, scholars will learn about Chicano/Latino history through hands-on art projects.
Anime, scholars will explore classic anime films for inspiration to create their own works of art and in-depth sketchbook portfolio.
Running, scholars will work on improving both their speed and endurance to run at least one 5K race.
Film & Popcorn, scholars will explore the magic behind classic films and tv series. They will then put their creativity to the test.
Harry Potter Arts and Crafts, this themed course is for anyone, regardless if they have read the books or not.
Hip Hop, scholars will listen to Hip Hop songs (clean versions) and analyze lyrics. Scholars will also flex their writing muscles by creating their lyrics and poems. At the end of the year, scholars will sign up to perform their poetry for credit.
Show Choir, scholars will learn to sing and move to the music.
Zest Dance & Yoga, scholars will learn the basics of Merengue- a Dominican style of dance/music and will warm up with a couple of Zumba songs. One of the days includes yoga.
98% Latino and 2% Other, 19% English Language Learners, 16% Special Education, 97% free or reduced meal program participants.
Ms. Kim started her teaching career at The Accelerated School in South Los Angeles, where she taught middle school science and high school biology. Ms. Kim then moved to New York City and worked at Manhattan Hunter Science High School, an early college high school where students took both high school and college classes at the same time. She joined Alliance as a founding teacher at Alliance Leichtman-Levine Family Foundation. She later helped open Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 8 by serving as an instructional coach for two years, working with both beginning and experienced teachers.