Welcome to Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA) is an open enrollment, public charter high school on the northwest side of Detroit. The Academy began its first academic year in September 2011 and currently serves over 400 ninth through twelfth grade scholars from metro-Detroit. JRLA provides a leadership-focused education that engages and inspires youth to achieve at the rigorous level necessary to ultimately graduate with a college degree.  Scholars are provided with an authentic academic experience which builds both the skill and will necessary to be successful in high school and beyond.  Immersed in the culture of college, scholars will not only receive extensive college exposure via university tours, but also be required to pass at least one Advanced Placement course to assist in a seamless transition into college.  JRLA is a 9-16 model where scholars are supported not only through high school graduation, but through college graduation via our College Success team that works to coordinate success for current scholars and alumni.


  • Semester 1 Report Card Pick Up:We had 78% of our families pick up their 1st semester report card on Friday, January 29th.  If you have not yet picked up your report card, please stop by the main office!
  • Winter Weather Information: Please be advised the JRLA is no longer following DPS cancellations.  In the case that JRLA needs to cancel school, a school messenger phone call will be sent to all families, and the local news stations will be alerted. You can also check the home page for school closing information.

Click HERE to see the FATE mentoring video about JRLA scholars at decision day.

Announcements are updated once a week and contain the most important information for JRLA scholars and families.

Recent News

  February 2016  
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