Our purpose is to prepare our 17,000+ TK-12 students for success in college, career & life. We are Aspire Public Schools - 36 community-based, free public charter schools in CA.
Aspire is committed to providing equitable opportunities for our students, families, and teammates. We use an equity lens to examine our policies, practices, and systems at Aspire to strive for all groups to increase access and benefit from our work.
In 1998, Aspire's founder, Don Shalvey, opened California's first charter school and the nation's second charter school. Aspire is one of the oldest and largest charter management organizations.
All students can learn and and deserve to be prepared to succeed in college, career and life.
Want to change the odds for underserved students, have a growth mindset, believe all students deserve access to an excellent education and to be prepared for college, career and life.