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Principal's Message

Dear Parents,


On behalf of the staff at the Center for Advanced Learning, I am happy to welcome you to the 2013-14 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience

2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers

3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills

4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life

5) Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject

6) Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college


Please consider joining our school volunteer program as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and its operations. We seek volunteers to help us with the following activities:

1) Teacher-led instructional support, usually in the classroom

2) Reading with children who need extra help

3) School-wide events

4) Student recognition events

5) Outreach and recruitment of parent and community volunteers


I am attaching a copy of our school rules so that you and your child can review them together. If you have any questions about the rules and expectations, please feel free to contact me or to discuss them with your child’s teacher. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year. Please feel free to review the Parent Handbook with can be accessed http://www.centeradvancedlearning.org/


The wonderful staff at the Center for Advanced Learning and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to meeting you.





Mrs. Brooke Jackson, Principal

News & Announcements

New Board Meeting Location

New Meeting Location:
Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Esperanza Community Housing, 3655 South Grand Avenue Suite 286, Los Angeles, CA 90007-4316

Ellen Catches Up with an Incredible South Central School

Ellen Catches Up with an Incredible South Central School

By ellentube team · Dec 11, 2016 · 3,556 views

The incredible teachers and students from the Center for Advanced Learning (CAL) returned to catch up with Ellen. Little did they know that they were in for more surprises!

A South Central School Gets an Incredible Surprise

A South Central School Gets an Incredible Surprise
By ellentube team · Nov 17, 2016 · 16,484 views
When Ellen heard about the amazing teachers and students of the Center for Advanced Learning (CAL) and how they continue to defy the odds with positivity, inspiration and success, she knew she had to do something special!

Shutterfly Surprises the Center for Advanced Learning with $50,000!

Brooke Jackson is one incredible and very loving principal, and she was joined by teacher Johanna to tell Ellen all about their fantastic school! Brooke is Principal of the Center for Advanced Learning, which is a Title 1, charter elementary school in the South Central District of Los Angeles. The school has 360 students, 98% of whom receive free or reduced lunches. Many have very difficult home lives. The school is extremely loved by its community as it is seen as a safe place for children to learn and excel. The school is in need of many resources, but receives minimal funding.

Despite the school's financial hardships, Principal Jackson goes above and beyond to ensure that the school is a happy and worry-free place for all of her students. Ellen's friends at Shutterfly were extremely touched by Principal Jackson's dedication to the kids, so they surprised her with $50,000! Shutterfly's mission is to share life's joy. Find out more about Shutterfly, here!

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