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Alliance Piera Barbaglia Shaheen Health Services Academy




  Although the school's application deadline was November 3, 2017 we are still accepting students. 








If you have questions please contact the school at: (323) 972-9010

8515 Kansas Avenue 

Los Angeles, CA 90044


The school will be moving and will have a new campus in the 2018-2019 school year. Their new location will be: 8515 Kansas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044.



Alliance Piera Barbaglia Shaheen Health Services Academy (PBS HSA) is an award-winning high performing free, public charter school with the mission to prepare students in South Los Angeles to succeed through college and support their ambition to pursue careers in the healthcare & medical industry.  This school provides students with rigorous college-preparatory instruction and an application-based curriculum with a healthcare theme that includes experiential learning.  Unique courses and services include:
  • Medical Science
  • Numerous AP offerings such as AP Physics and AP Calculus
  • Extensive Electives (Art, Dance, Film, Journalism)
  • Free tutoring, clubs, after school programs and sports
Results & Accolades
  • 95% of Alliance HSA graduates were accepted to college in 2014 & 2015.
  • API: 717 (100 points higher than the neighborhood average in 2013)
  • 2016: top 6% of high schools nationwide, US News & World Report
  • 2015: top 10% of high schools nationwide, US News & World Report

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

Prior to her role as principal, Dr. Carla McCullough was the Dean of Students at Samuel Gompers Middle School, where she also began her teaching career.  Carla has a Bachelor's degree in Drama and Political Science from Spelman College.  She completed her master's & doctorate degrees at Loyola Marymount University, with a focus on the impact of Brown vs. the Board of Education on Los Angeles public schools.