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.


  • Report Card Pick Up for quarter 1 is Friday, November 20th from 2:00-4:00pm and 5:00-6:30pm.  Report Card Pick Up is an important opportunity for families to meet with their scholar's advisor to check on their scholar's progress towards promotion/graduation.  JRLA does not mail report cards home- all report cards must be picked up in person.
  • Quarter 1 ends on Thursday, November 12th
  • Due to professional development, there is no school for scholars on Friday, November 13th, 2015

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.

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