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Alliance Marine-Innovation and Technology 6-12 Complex

Alliance Milt and Debbie Valera Middle Academy* is part of the Alliance Marine-Innovation and Technology 6-12 Complex



If you have questions please contact the school at: (747) 223-2649


11933 Allegheny Street

Sun Valley, CA 91352


*formerly known as Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 21

This school brings rigorous college-preparatory instruction and powerful learning experiences through interdisciplinary projects and integration of real-world applications. Close relationships between students teachers and staff encourage teamwork and accountability while ensuring that no student slips through the cracks.  All students are encouraged to apply including those with special educational needs.
Results & Accolades
Award-winning Alliance schools are recognized as among the best in the nation and share an educational model that is guided by five core values that build a strong school culture and a rigorous learning environment where Alliance principals, teachers, staff, and parents work together to prepare students for success in college and future careers.
Principal 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.