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.
MISSION AND VISION
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.
Letter from the Principal
I am humbled and thrilled to be back at Langston Hughes Academy! Our team of educators at LHA are committed to ensure an equitable and rigorous learning environment that serves the needs of every Titan scholar – every minute of every day. We are poised to lead and teach with the love, support, and urgency needed for our scholars and educators to attain excellence.
Our scholars and their families will always be our first priority. In 2019-2020, we will strive to (1) create an uplifting joyful culture on our campus and beyond, (2) design the conditions needed for high-quality teaching and learning, and (3) ensure our systems of support meet every student’s need in a consistent and timely manner.
We work tirelessly to ensure every LHA scholar has the access and opportunity to reach our “College for Certain” mission and vision. Our Titan educators are devoted to developing life-long authentic partnerships with our LHA parents and families to ensure student outcomes are achieved. Our gratitude is endless for the students and families who enlist their trust in us to provide an educational environment that presses academics, yet nurtures character.
I look forward to partnering with every member of our LHA family this 2019-2020 school year!
Bryce Geigle, Ed.D. | Principal
¡Me siento humilde y emocionado de estar de vuelta en la Academia Langston Hughes! Nuestro equipo de educadores en LHA se compromete a garantizar un entorno de aprendizaje equitativo y riguroso que satisfaga las necesidades de todos los académicos de Titan, cada minuto de cada día. Estamos preparados para liderar y enseñar con el amor, el apoyo y la urgencia necesarios para que nuestros académicos y educadores alcancen la excelencia.
Nuestros académicos y sus familias siempre serán nuestra primera prioridad. En 2019-2020, nos esforzaremos por (1) crear una cultura alegre y edificante en nuestro campus y más allá, (2) diseñar las condiciones necesarias para la enseñanza y el aprendizaje de alta calidad y (3) garantizar que nuestros sistemas de apoyo cumplan con los requisitos de cada alumno Necesitar de manera consistente y oportuna.
Trabajamos incansablemente para asegurarnos de que cada becario de LHA tenga el acceso y la oportunidad de alcanzar nuestra misión y visión “College for Certain”. Nuestros educadores de Titan se dedican a desarrollar asociaciones auténticas de por vida con nuestros padres y familias de LHA para garantizar que se logren los resultados de los estudiantes. Nuestra gratitud es interminable para los estudiantes y las familias que nos alientan a confiar en nosotros para proporcionar un entorno educativo que presione a los académicos, pero a la vez nutre el carácter.
¡Espero asociarme con todos los miembros de nuestra familia LHA este año escolar 2019-2020!
Bryce Geigle, Ed.D. | Director de escuela