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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.

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.

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Letter from the Principal 

LHA Family,

I am honored to serve the Langston Hughes Academy where there is a long withstanding history of commitment and pride for the greater South Stockton community! As we look to safely return to school during the time of COVID-19, our team of educators at LHA are committed to ensure an equitable, engaging, 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 while focused on academic recovery and resilience.

Our scholars and their families will always be our first priority.  In 2021-2022, we will strive for (1) Academic Acceleration where we will ensure all scholars are meaningfully engaged in rigorous, standards-aligned, culturally responsive academic programming. (2) Reopening where we will cultivate communities that foster inclusive and joyful learning environments, and (3) Resilience where we will ensure all scholars have access to a team of diverse, effective, and thriving professionals who are developed and supported to show up their best and enact culturally responsive and anti-racist practices. 

Our team works 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 families and Stockton community 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 the whole child.

I look forward to partnering with every member of our LHA family this 2021-2022 school year!

Go Titans!

Bryce Geigle, Ed.D. | Principal

Langston Hughes Academy

Aspire Public Schools

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Familia LHA,

¡Es un honor para mí servir en la Academia Langston Hughes, donde existe una larga historia de compromiso y orgullo por la gran comunidad de South Stockton! Mientras buscamos regresar a la escuela de manera segura durante el tiempo de COVID-19, nuestro equipo de educadores en LHA se compromete a garantizar un entorno de aprendizaje equitativo, atractivo y riguroso que satisfaga las necesidades de cada estudiante de Titán, 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 mientras se enfocan en la recuperación académica y la resiliencia.

Nuestros estudiantes y sus familias siempre serán nuestra primera prioridad. En 2021-2022, nos esforzaremos por (1) Aceleración Académica donde nos aseguraremos de que todos los estudiantes participen de manera significativa en una programación académica rigurosa, alineada con los estándares y culturalmente receptiva. (2) Reapertura donde cultivaremos comunidades que fomenten entornos de aprendizaje inclusivos y alegres, y (3) Resiliencia donde aseguraremos que todos los académicos tengan acceso a un equipo de profesionales diversos, efectivos y prósperos que están desarrollados y apoyados para mostrar su mejores y promulgar prácticas culturalmente sensibles y antirracistas.

Nuestro equipo trabaja incansablemente para garantizar que cada estudiante de LHA tenga el acceso y la oportunidad de alcanzar nuestra misión y visión de “College for Certain”. Nuestros educadores de Titan están dedicados a desarrollar asociaciones auténticas de por vida con nuestras familias de LHA y la comunidad de Stockton para garantizar que se logren los resultados de los estudiantes. Nuestra gratitud es infinita para los estudiantes y las familias que cuentan con su confianza en nosotros para brindar un entorno educativo que presiona lo académico, pero que nutre al niño en su totalidad.

¡Espero poder asociarme con cada miembro de nuestra familia de LHA este año escolar 2021-2022!

¡Vayan titanes!

Bryce Geigle, Ed.D. | Principal
Academia Langston Hughes
Aspire Public Schools