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“My son transferred to JRLA ...and he has had more experiences and opportunities in the two months that he has been there as opposed to the two years he was at his former school."

Koron Dorsett, Parent

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We don't create students. We cultivate scholars.

Scholars at JRLA have many unique opportunities and experiences.  When a scholar graduates from JRLA, the scholar is well-rounded and truly lives the values of the school.  We develop this intrinsic motivation through a variety of requirements. Some of the standout elements of Jalen Rose Leadership Academy include:

College Rigor AP, College Access, etc.

Scholars must meet five promotional requirements in order to move on to the next grade level:

  1. Academic Success: Pass every class

  2. Responsibility

  3. Self-Regulation

  4. Academic Rigor:

  5. College Access: Earn at least two acceptances to a college or post-secondary program

Summer Learning Adventures (SLAs)

All scholars (that do not have to take summer school) have the opportunity to participate in a summer learning adventure.  SLAs include internships (paid and unpaid), college experiences, and dual enrollment.  SLAs are coordinated for scholars by JRLA staff. In addition, scholars are provided transportation and access to these experiences at no cost to scholars and their families.


All scholars at JRLA enter the school as a member of an advisory family.  The advisor is with the scholar for all four years of the student's high school career and serves as the scholar's advocate.  Advisors connect with parents, help advisees develop academic and personal skills, and meet with each scholar's parent/guardian each quarter to go over the scholar's report card and other promotional requirements. 

Developing Self Regulation

The Scholar Code of Conduct (SCC) at Jalen Rose Leadership Academy helps scholars develop strong self-regulation so that the scholars will have the willpower to succeed in life beyond the classroom. JRLA also employs restorative techniques to facilitate healthy, productive relationships between scholars and staff.

Post-Secondary Support

We believe that every scholar can succeed. This is why all scholars at JRLA will be put on the path to attend college. Our best-in-class college team supports scholars as they prepare for, apply to, matriculate into, and persist through college.

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Board of Directors

15000 Trojan Street

Detroit, MI 48235


PUBLIC NOTICE OF OPEN MEETING Pursuant of Michigan Open Meetings Act, Act No. 267 of the Public Acts of 1976, being Sections 15.261 to 15.275 of the Michigan Compiled Laws. Telephone: (313) 397-3333 Website:

PURPOSE: Board of Directors Regular Board Meeting


DATE: August 12, 2024

LOCATION: Jalen Rose Leadership Academy 15000 Trojan Detroit, MI 48235

The public may participate in person or via Zoom:

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Meeting ID: 848 4261 7606

This meeting is open to the public. Members of the public who wish to participate in Public Comment should email Christina Garrett at prior to the start of the meeting. Written comments will be read aloud during the public comment section of the agenda. Members of the public may obtain information about which Board members may be absent at the meeting and/or submit questions for the board members in advance of the board meeting by emailing The Academy shall comply with subtitle A of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Public Law 101-336, 42 USC 12101 et seq or any successor law. Should you require specific accommodations(s) please contact prior to the meeting


2024-2025 Board of Directors Meeting Calendar

Contact Us

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

15000 Trojan Street 

Detroit, Michigan 48235​

Tel: 313-397-3333

Fax 313-397-4155

School Hours:

8:00 a.m.-2:55 p.m

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