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Alliance Piera Barbaglia Shaheen Health Services Academy










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

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
  • 2015-2017: top 10% of high schools nationwide, US News & World Report
Principal Profile
Principal Andre Lawe has been an educator for nearly 20 years, serving as a middle and high school teacher, math coach, math department chair, assistant principal, and principal. Throughout his career, he has worked extensively on curriculum development and implementation; and mentoring and developing educators. Most notably though, is his success with raising student achievement in math and literacy. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University, a master’s in Education from Jones
International University and St. Johns University, a certificate of advanced study in Educational Leadership and a Doctorate of Education degree from St. Johns University.