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Alliance Marine-Innovation and Technology 6-12 Complex

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Although the deadline to apply before the lottery was November 1, 2019, scholars are still being accepted and families are invited to apply.

11933 Allegheny Street

Sun Valley, CA 91352

(747) 223-2649



Alliance Milt and Debbie Valera Middle Academy is part of the Alliance Marine-Innovation and Technology 6-12 Complex which serves grades 6-12.



450 scholars in grades 6-8 


Date Opened

August 2015



Sun Valley is a neighborhood located in the San Fernando Valley region.


Points of Pride 

This school brings rigorous college-preparatory instruction and powerful learning experiences through interdisciplinary projects and integration of real-world applications. Close relationships between scholars, teachers, and staff encourage teamwork and accountability while ensuring that no scholar slips through the cracks.  



86% Latino, 7% White, 6% Other, 16% English Language Learners (ELL), 15% Special Education and 88% free or reduced meal program participants.
Nick MikolenkoPrincipal Nick Mikolenko started his education career teaching English and math abroad with the organization WorldTeach. He taught math for one year on the island of Kosrae which is part of Micronesia. Nick continued with WorldTeach teaching English in Barranquilla, Colombia the following year. Upon returning to the United States, Nick participated in the New York Teaching Fellows, earning his Master's in Education from St. John's University. Nick taught math and special education for 5 years before becoming an Academic Dean at a founding Achievement First High School. Nick then served as the Assistant Principal at Alliance MIT while also participating in the Aspiring Principal Program. Nick holds a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering along with a minor in Optics from the University of Rochester where he also received All-American Honors on the soccer field.