Our Team was delighted to join faculty, parents, students, and more at the official ribbon cutting ceremony of Alliance Morgan McKinzie High School and Alliance College-ready Middle Academy 8. Designed on a tight urban lot, the focus of these schools was to impact the quality of life through invigorating and revitalizing a vital core in the East LA community as the site was originally home to the First Street Store, a department store that once played an important role on this street but has sat vacant for several years.
The ceremony celebrated the achievements of Alliance for College Ready Public Schools and the graduation of Alliance Morgan McKinzie High School's first senior class, with 98% of students moving on to college. Alliance prides itself in the idea that for its students its not if they go to college but when they go to college. Speakers included Alliance President & CEO Dan Katzir and the family of Morgan McKinzie in which the High School was Named.
Alliance College-Ready Middle School Academy 8 serves 450 students and opened in June 2013, after permitting by the County of Los Angeles. Alliance Morgan McKinzie High School, approved by DSA, serves 600 students and opened in September 2016.