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Aspire Langston Hughes Academy (LHA) is a College-For-Certain secondary charter school within the Aspire Public Schools network. Aspire Public Schools is a non-profit organization that operates high performing charter schools across the state of California that focus on one goal — preparing urban students for college. LHA is chartered through Stockton Unified School District in San Joaquin County.

LHA serves approximately 760 of students from grades 6 – 12. Our student body profile is made up of 61% Latino, 19% African American, 9% Asian, and 6% Caucasian with 78% of students eligible for free and reduced lunch and 9% of students designated as English Learners.

Every LHA senior class graduates with 100% acceptance to four-year universities in addition to earning a minimum of 15 college units. As a result of our early college model, LHA has produced close to 30 students who, at the end of their senior year, competed enough college units to earn an Associate of Arts degree. Recently, LHA graduates were offered college acceptances to top colleges throughout California including UCLA, USC, UC Davis, University of the Pacific, UC Irvine, UC Berkeley, and Stanford and colleges outside the state such as Howard, Morehouse, and the University of Pennsylvania. Our students also received nearly $1 million in scholarships and grants.

Over the past few years, in addition to our focus on developing students socially and emotionally and providing quality learning experiences, LHA has developed a robust athletic program that has won CIF Mountain Valley League championships in volleyball, basketball, softball, and soccer. LHA also offers baseball and cross-country.


Aspire Langston Hughes Academy’s mission and vision closely align with the mission and vision of Aspire Public Schools. Furthermore, LHA seeks to create a quality learning experiences in a safe, supportive, and academically rigorous learning environment where students are critical thinkers equipped with the tools necessary to advocate for themselves, their communities, and their future.

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Letter from the Principal

Dear Parents and Families,

Welcome to Aspire Langston Hughes Academy!

It is our great pleasure to serve scholars within this wonderful Stockton community. We are a group of proud, experienced educators excited about doing the daily work of getting your scholars to and through college.

As societal, cultural, and political landscapes shift around us one constant is the need for a high quality education. In consideration of this reality, we seek to partner with you, the parents and families of our

scholars, to surround our school community with the love and support needed to make transformational changes in the lives of our scholars.

Through our collective efforts we seek to empower scholars with the academic, social, and emotional foundation that yields vast and enriching opportunities for their lives beyond our walls. While at school,

our scholars can expect to receive quality learning experiences that prepare them to be critical thinkers with agency to advocate for themselves, their communities, and their future.

We have big goals and we believe our scholars are more than capable of rising to the occasion and maximizing their learning and academic potential. I look forward to our partnership this 2018-2019 school year!


Charles McGill