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Fast Facts about Our Schools

"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world."  

— Nelson Mandela


One of the Best High Schools in the Nation

U.S. News and World Report has ranked ACLC (grades 6-12) as one of the Best High Schools in the Nation every year since 2009.

In 2007, ACLC was the first Public Charter School in Alameda County to Receive the "California Distinguished School Award".

Strong Start for an Exceptional School

After only two years of existence, Nea distinguished itself with one of the highest API scores among elementary and middle schools in Alameda, and became accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Nea's first high school graduating class (2013) had a 100% college and university eligibility rate, with over 85% garnering awards for high achievement in academics, scholarship procurement and community service.

Top High School API in Alameda

ACLC holds the distinction of having the top API score (869) of all high schools in Alameda (other than ASTI which has a highly selective admissions and test-in requirement). 

Cross-age tutoring and mentoring...

Nea was and is Alameda's first and only public K-12 school!  Nea engages its learners, embraces diversity and provides an exceptional education to the broadest range of learners in Alameda.  In Nea's cross-age tutoring and mentoring program, older learners coach younger learners in academic, artistic and playground activities, bringing to life Maya Angelou's timeless advice: "When you learn, teach; when you get, give."

A proven model...

ACLC has proven its approach to education for almost two decades and Nea's immediate success is additional proof that our model works. CLCS currently educates over 900 "leaders of tomorrow" in self-directed learning environments, using innovative and research-based methods to empower learners. Historically, over 90% of our graduating classes are eligible to attend four-year colleges.

As of Fall 2014, the CLCS offices and ACLC and Nea schools will be operating in our new long-term home at 1900 Third Street in Alameda.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Community Learning Center Schools, Inc. is the nonprofit corporation that manages the 6-12 Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) and the K-12 Nea Community Learning Center (Nea), both charter schools in Alameda, California. The CLCS schools are based on an educational model of learner empowerment. CLCS is actively engaged in disseminating this model by school creation and redesign.

CLCS’s mission is to provide corporate leadership, conceptual oversight, and business and legal services to the CLCS charter school Governing Boards. CLCS charter schools serve as educational models that empower all youth to take ownership of their educational experience, to celebrate their diverse community, and to actively participate as members in a democratic society.

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