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Effectiveness & Efficiency

"Innovators are often seen as impractical. Truth is, they are the most practical because their innovations lead to progress and better results."  

— Robin S. Sharma

 

Among California public schools (charter and non-charter), CLCS Schools are defined both by their high rate of educational success and their notable financial efficiency.

Expanded offerings — Despite the ever-shrinking funding of California's public schools, ACLC and Nea have defied the odds with ever-expanding course and elective offerings.  These encompass innovative STEM programs (Science • Technology • Engineering • Math), thriving Arts curriculums, comprehensive Humanities offerings (including honors tracks), digital video and musical composition programs and more.

College classes — Our reciprocal relationship with the Peralta College District offers our high school learners a comprehensive array of college classes in the subjects of their choice through the College of Alameda, Berkeley City College, Laney College and Merritt College.

Maximized impact — Through innovative educational programming, effective hiring, strategic fundraising and grantwriting, and sound financial management, CLCS Inc. has helped our schools maximize program impact despite inconsistent standard public school funding. 

Financial prudence — We have also wisely built significant financial reserves which allow us to sustain our vibrant educational programs and be less susceptible to cuts in California state funding that have inflicted severe damage on many public schools.


Community Learning Center Schools, Inc. (CLCS) is a non-profit charter school management corporation in Alameda, California.

CLCS manages two schools:
Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) — Grades 6-12
Nea Community Learning Center (Nea) — Grades K-12

CLCS schools are based on an educational model of learner empowerment. CLCS is actively engaged in disseminating this model by school creation and redesign.



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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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