Los Angeles Community High School is an alternative school for kids that have been kicked out or dropped out of the Los Angeles public education system. It has run out of funding for the 2012-2013 school year and will be forced to shut its doors if the money cannot be raised. We need everyone’s help to give these students a chance at a better life.
The school was founded in 1995 in response to the lack of educational options and needed services in the most under-served communities in Los Angeles. Watts, where the school is located, boasts among the state’s highest school dropout rate, crime rate, and poverty rate, with 50% of families below the poverty line. For the majority of youth, the prospect of graduating from high school seems beyond the realm of possibility. LACHS has made momentous impacts on the community with a staggering 93% graduation rate. This rivals an approximate 55% graduation rate at nearby Jordan High School, where many of the students previously attended.