Alliance Christine O’Donovan Middle Academy, also known as O’Donovan, is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles. O’Donovan is conveniently co-located with Ouchi High School, together forming the Ouchi O’Donovan 6-12 Complex.
O'Donovan’s mission is to provide its students with a safe and supportive learning environment that fosters academic excellence, social responsibility, and college readiness. We meet the developmental needs of the whole student to promote higher education and beyond.
Our strong community of educators and families empower our scholars to be accepted into and persist through college. It takes all of us.
We believe in an inclusive environment where all learners have access to rigorous, grade-level content in a safe environment. We aim to ensure that all scholars at O'Donovan feel seen, heard, and supported in their learning.
O'Donovan's Special Education Program and English language development program is comprehensive and commits resources to support our scholars' diverse needs.
450 scholars (grades 6 to 8)
1. Academic Development: each scholar receives at least one academic check-in where the scholar has a one-on-one meeting with a school counselor to review current grades, transcripts, academic expectations, A-G requirements, and GPA.
2. Social-Emotional Wellbeing: we provide classroom guidance lessons that teach students the skills necessary to manage emotions and maintain healthy relationships. For those students needing more support, we offer individual and group counseling.
3. College & Career Readiness: all scholars use the online platform, Xello, a tool that scholars use to begin exploring life after high school. Scholars take surveys that help them research the careers they are interested in, and the different colleges they can attend.
Zachary Perkins has over a decade of education experience and a track record of results. He started his career in education as a teacher in New York and when he returned to Los Angeles to teach he joined the team at Alliance Ted K. Tajima High School. He enrolled in Alliance’s Aspiring Principal Program and took the reins as Assistant Principal at Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 4. He is currently the principal of Alliance Christine O’Donovan Middle School.