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"Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way."  

— Booker T. Washington


Accredited and Certified — CLC Schools are accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC), and certified by the California Charter Schools Association.







US News & World Report Best High SchoolUS News & World Report has named ACLC to their list of the "Best High Schools in the US" since 2009, the only high school in Alameda to be so honored. This consistently places ACLC in the top 7% of high schools nationwide.


US News & World Report Most Connected ClassroomsUS News & World Report also awarded ACLC its "Most Connected Classrooms" designation, indicating a strong presence and use of technology in the classroom environment. ACLC was ranked #121 in the entire USA placing it among a premier group of elite schools nationwide.


California Distinguished School ACLC was also the first charter school in Alameda to receive the California Distinguished School Award.




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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