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.


  • Senior Week: April 18-22 is senior week!  Seniors should follow the dress down rules outlined in the newsletter.  The week will end with Grammy Night at the Northwest Activities Center Friday, April 22nd at 6:00pm.
  • State Testing: Way to go scholars!  JRLA scholars completed state testing April 12-4th.  Scholars put in a lot of hard work to get to this point and we wish the juniors all the best as they wait for their SAT scores.
  • Newsletter Reminders: ‚ÄčJRLA sends a newsletter home on the first day of EVERY week.  Please make sure you are carefully reading through the newsletter and returning it with your scholar.  You can also download the newsletters from the website.

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

  June 2016  
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