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.


  • JRLA Summer Hours: During the month of July, JRLA is open Mondays - Thursdays from 8am - 4pm and Fridays from 8am - 1pm.  
  • Summer School: Summer School is July 6th - July 31st.  If your scholar needs to recover credit or meet any other promotional requirements, please stop by the main office this week to register for summer school.  Classes are in session from 9:00am - 3:00pm with lunch served. 
  • AP Test Scores: AP test scores are released in July.  Please be on the look out for your test scores.  If you/your scholar don't have your access information, stop by the school and see Mrs. James.
  • Prevent the Summer Learning Loss: ‚ÄčOver summer months, many scholars do not spend time pursuing academic projects.  There are MANY resources out there to help families help their scholars stay strong through the summer so that next year's school year is better and scholars are more successful.  Click on the links below to find leading articles/blog posts about how to prevent summer learning loss:
  1. Parenting Magazine: Stop Summer Learning Loss
  2. Edutopia: 7 Ways to Stop Summer Learning Loss
  3. NWEA: 8 Resources to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

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

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  July 2016  
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