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Hello Aspire Tate Academy Students and Families!

On behalf of the staff at Aspire Tate Academy, I am happy to welcome you to the 2018-19 school year! We are proud of our dedicated, experienced staff and enthusiastic scholars and are excited to partner with you this school year!

As demands and the urgency of teaching our students increase, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to ensure that our children reach their potential. We believe that all of us – the school and the community – must work together in an extended family environment to ensure success for all of our students. We believe that when we work together and take responsibility to empower our scholars with their creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary for them to become academically, social, physically, and emotionally successful people. This is why our school motto continues to be Ubuntu, which are sayings derived from Southern Africa and In La’Kech, which derives from Mayan culture, and have essentially the same meaning of being extensions of each other. The school is an extension of the community, and the students are extensions of their families and “together as one” is how we will continue to improve and create an amazing school for our scholars.

With that in mind, you are invited to be an active participant at Aspire Tate Academy. Whether you are a volunteer to help our parent coordinator, a member of our School Site Council, participant workshops or special events, you are encouraged to be involved! Research on schools clearly demonstrates that parent participation in their child’s school coincides with a greater likelihood of academic success for their child.

It is our desire to keep you informed of all that takes place at school. You will receive a weekly newsletter and you can always find out what is going on by accessing our Facebook, Instagram, and, YouTube, Twitter pages. If you have any questions or concerns that arise, please do not hesitate to give your child’s teacher or me a call. I look forward to having a long and rewarding relationship with you and your family.

With Love,
Principal Taquita Aguilar

Sponsoring District: Los Angeles Area
CDS/Charter Numbers: CDS: #19-64733-0124792 Charter: #1331
Afterschool Program? Yes

Enrollment: 366
Hispanic: 87%
African-American: 11%
Pacific Islander: 0%
Asian-American: 0%
Caucasian: 0%
Free and Reduced Lunch: 99%

Key Dates & Info

First Day of School: August 13, 2019
Non-pupil teacher work day: September 16, 2019 (No students)
Fall Break: October 07-11, 2019
Thanksgiving Break: November 25-29, 2019
Non-pupil teacher work day: December 2, 2019 (No students)
Winter Break: December 23, 2019-January 10, 2020
Non-pupil teacher work day: February 10, 2020 (No students)
Non-pupil teacher work day: March 13, 2020 (No students)
Spring Break: April 6-10-2020
Non-pupil teacher work day: April 13, 2020 (No students)
Last Day of School: June 17, 2020

For Title IX & UCP, please contact Debbie Riverhawk Helmns, Regional Student Support Director, at 323-837-9920.

Additionally, in order to encourage and support stakeholder involvement, each school’s website contains the following information in both Spanish and English:

  • Timely notices of board meetings and other school committee meetings that involve parents.
  • Meetings held/interpreted in Spanish and English.
  • Opportunities to share thoughts and opinions through email and ParentSquare, the interactive parent communication platform used by the school.
  • Short summaries of issues, ideas, and decisions of school committees.
  • At least two opportunities for parents to give detailed input on the Local Control Accountability Plan.

Parents are welcome and encouraged to volunteer at our school, however, parental involvement is not a requirement for acceptance to, or continued enrollment at, the charter school.

Padres están invitados y se les anima a que hagan horas voluntarias en nuestra escuela.  Aunque no es requerido para ser aceptados a nuestra escuela o para continuar su inscripción futura en nuestra escuela chárter.

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