Alliance Piera Barbaglia Shaheen Health Services Academy


Alliance Piera Barbaglia Shaheen Health Services Academy

South Los Angeles/Watts

Alliance Piera Barbaglia Shaheen Health Services Academy

Ranked as one of the best high schools in America and a California Distinguished school, Alliance Piera Barbaglia Shaheen Health Services Academy employs the theme of health care to provide scholars with rigorous college-preparatory instruction and application-based curriculum.

High School Graduation
1 %
Family Overall Satisfaction Score
1 %
Staff to Scholar
1: 1

Alliance Gertz-Ressler High School, a public charter high school, is a diverse, committed community that provides a rigorous, personalized, standards-based curriculum in a supportive environment that prepares all scholars for entrance into and success in a four-year college or university.

School size
550 scholars in grades 9-12.

  • In addition to being one of the top high schools in America, we are proud to offer 11 AP and honors courses and offer college classes with local community colleges to earn college credits while in high school to get a head start toward a college degree!
  • We specialize in medical science by creating pathways for scholars to generate interest and prepare for careers in the medical field. Many PBS-HSA scholars desire to become nurses, doctors, radiologists, EMTs, therapists, and much more!
  • We offer extracurriculars that include: BlackStudent Union, music, art, cheer & dance, marketing, literature, and sports like soccer, volleyball, basketball, and more.

Zonz Ouattara


Principal Profile

Zonz Ouattara has over fifteen years of experience in education. Mr. Ouattara moved to California in 2019 to join the Alliance PBS HSA community as a school dean. He helped establish positive school culture practices to promote scholars’ sense of belonging. He later became an assistant principal before becoming principal. 


He first launched his career in education as a founding staff member for a charter school in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Ouattara has held roles in school operations, as a teacher and as a school leader in New York managing and establishing student-centered school culture practices and new-staff orientation for the network.


  • M.P.A., Metropolitan College of New York, New York, NY
  • B.A., Psychology, City University of New York City College, New York, NY

Accepting Applications for the 2024-25 School Year

Grades 6-12

Our schools are open and free to all students! No entrance exam. No tuition. Enroll your child in one of the best schools in the country.