Alliance Piera Barbaglia Shaheen Health Services Academy

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The lottery deadline for the 2022-23 school year is December 3, 2021 but applications are still being accepted. Apply today!

8515 Kansas Avenue 

Los Angeles, CA 90044

(323) 972-9010






550 scholars in grades 9-12 


Date Opened 

August 2009



Alliance Piera Barbaglia Shaheen Health Services Academy (Alliance PBS HSA) is located in South Los Angeles and is primarily home to African American and Latino families.


Points of Pride 

Alliance PBS HSA is an award-winning high performing free, public charter school with the mission to prepare scholars in South Los Angeles to succeed through college and support their ambition to pursue careers in the healthcare & medical industry. It has been recognized top high schools nationwide according to US News & World Report since 2015. This school provides scholars 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. 



84% Latino, 13% African American/Black, 21% English Language Learners (ELL), 13% special education and 94% free or reduced meal program participants.


School Leader

Andrew LawePrincipal 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 scholar 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.