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Alliance Cindy & Bill Simon Technology High School



The school's application deadline is November 3, 2017.


If you have questions please contact the school at: (323) 744-2122

10720 Wilmington Avenue  

Los Angeles, CA 90059



500 students in grades 9-12


Date Opened

August 2010




Alliance Simon 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.


Alliance Simon Tech is located in Willowbrook, on the border of Watts, adjacent to the iconic Watts Towers. One of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Los Angeles, the area is primarily home to African American and Latino families.


91% Latino and 9% African American, 19% English Language Learners (ELL) students, and 99% free or reduced meal program participants.


*Source: latest available CDE data, 2014 - 2015 4-year cohort graduation rates and 2015-2016 CAASPP 

Chris Carr formerly served as a science teacher and curriculum developer and held positions on multiple committees for school improvement and college success. Mr. Carr later joined the founding team of teachers at Alliance Cindy and Bill Simon Technology Academy High School in 2010. He later became assistant principal at that school. Mr. Carr has a bachelor's
degree in Secondary Education and Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master's in Urban Education-Critical Pedagogies from California State University, Long Beach, and a master's in Educational Leadership from California State University, Dominguez Hills.