A Focus on Educational Excellence...

  • PLA STEM student smiling in front of engineering board

     The PLA educational model utilizes best practices in data-driven instruction and differentiated learning to deliver instruction in core subjects, creating a uniquely rigorous and personalized learning experience for every child. Children who are behind academically receive the daily, personalized attention that they need to accelerate their progress towards proficiency. This data-driven model, utilizing rigorous curricula and small-group and one-to-one intervention, has been the core engine for raising the academic achievement of our scholars. A wide range of learning opportunities help scholars explore their interests, reinforce core subject skills in hands-on projects, increase awareness of possible career paths, and see the relevance of their learning to their lives. This may include hands-on enrichment courses in the arts, STEM, culture & citizenship, and cultural history, supplemented with out-of-class opportunities that build excitement for college and careers.

    Our ultimate vision is that our scholars master key academic skills, and demonstrate strong character, as exhibited by: honesty, service to others, a superior work ethic, and a strong vision for and belief in their futures. We believe that with the right education, all children can ​fulfill their ​tremendous ​innate potential​.

Career Pathways

  • Set your scholar on the path to success! Our high school scholars have the opportunity to participate in our Career Technical Education (CTE) program. This program provides our scholars hands-on training and certifications that prepare them for careers in high-demand fields with competitive salaries immediately following graduation.

College Scholarships

  • Regional Director at George & Veronica Phalen Leadership Academy

    Principal Nicole Fama


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  • Greeting and welcome to JRPLA! I am filled with joy and anticipation for the continued progress, social and emotional growth, and academic success of our amazing scholars. Our core value, "Children First," embodies our commitment to nurturing the whole child and creating a supportive learning environment. I am honored to serve as your Principal and continue our journey towards excellence. 

    - Principal Nicole Fama