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"High achievement always takes place within the framework of high expectation."

— Charles Kettering

By any measure, CLC Schools are consistently among the highest performing schools in Alameda.

ACLC holds the distinction of having the highest tests scores among high schools in Alameda: 
Click here for detailed API data for ACLC

Nea holds the distinction of having API scores well over 800 (and growing) since its inception in 2009, no small feat for a young K-12 public school:
Click here for detailed API data for Nea

CLC Schools have never made a practice of "teaching to the test." Our model is based on helping learners set high expectations for themselves and creating an empowering learning environment that supports meeting those expectations.
Our experience and track record has shown that self-directed and project-based learning fosters remarkable achievement no matter the measure — test scores, college acceptances, community contributions and real life accomplishment.
Our approach creates lifelong learners who continue on that path to college and beyond.

*The Academic Performance Index (API) is a California school performance measurement system used to evaluate how well a school performed in a given year, as well as to track school progress over time. APIs range from 200 to 1000 with the target goal for schools being 800. 

Each year, the state calculates a school's Baseline API, sets an annual API Growth target, and then evaluates the school's annual growth in API in light of that target. The Base API is calculated using a school's test results from the California Standards Tests (CSTs — measurement of state standards), the California Modified Assessment (CMA), the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) and the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). 


CLC Schools always strives to serve our community to the highest standard, but sometimes problems develop that we are unaware of or a situation deteriorates.

The link below provides general information from the California Dept of Ed about Uniform Complaints: what they are, what programs/services are covered/not covered, how to file a complaint, and responsibilities of complaintant, local educational agency and CA Dept of Ed.

Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) - California Dept of Education

The Uniform Complaints Form below outlines CLC Schools policy/procedures for filing a complaint reagarding deficiencies related to:

  • hiring and evaluation of staff
  • employee relations
  • selection/provision of textbooks and materials
  • pupil discipline
  • provision of core curricula subjects
  • homework policies and practices
  • dress codes/school uniforms


The Williams Complaints Form below is for filing complaints regarding deficiencies related to: 

  • Instructional materials
  • Facilities conditions that are not maintained in a clean or safe manner or in good repair
  • Teacher vacancy or mis-assignment
  • Intensive instructional services not being provided to pupils who have not passed one or both parts of the high school exit examination at the end of grade 12.

This form contains the elements required by California Education Code Section 35186 and 5 CCR Sections 4600-4687.



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.

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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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