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McAlister High School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    Like all LAUSD Schools, McAlister High School is serving our students remotely. To contact our teachers, go to the site page (Central, San Fernando, Southwest) to find teachers' email.

    We look forward to returning to our campuses when it is safe to do so!

    As the school year comes to a close, I would like to provide an update of our closing procedures and upcoming events. As we continue to endure the stress of the pandemic, I want to ensure you that providing our students with a high quality education remains our priority. Please review the information below concerning our upcoming events:  


    Textbooks and Chromebooks are to be returned by the following students:  

    1. Graduating seniors
    2. Students that have completed courses
    3. Students that are checking out of McAlister
    4. Students no longer attending
    5. Students NOT attending McAlister online summer independent study

                School dates for return of textbooks and Chromebooks are June 1 – 12, 2020:

    Site                           Days              School Hours             Phone Number

    San Fernando         M, W, F           9 am – 12 pm              818-365-0731

    Southwest               W, TH, F         10 am -12 pm              323-293-5992 (Hillcrest EL) 

    Central                     M, W, F            8 am  – 1 2pm            213-250-2015 (Plasencia EL)


    Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony:

    June 13, 2020 at 1:00pm on Microsoft Teams. All seniors must complete the waiver form on Schoology in order to participate in the ceremony. Seniors must follow instruction on Schoology to send in their pictures and quotes as soon as possible. Senior pictures will be shown on the LAUSD website and NBC4 will also showcase the graduates of LAUSD.


    McAlister Summer Independent Study Program:

    This program is an opportunity for students to finish Spring classes and/or take additional classes towards graduation. Teachers will be available online daily to assist you with the completion of courses. The program will be held from:

                 July 6 – 29, 2020 (3 ½ weeks)

                 Monday–Friday 9-12 pm  (Online)

    Students must complete the google doc commitment form:

    Applications are due no later than June 12, 2020. 


    All students and families are asked to join our Schoology student group for updated information. Schoology ( - McAlister Student Group – Access Code - 6CJ97-TP8JK. 

    If you have any questions or concerns, contact your teachers or the main office at (213)-381-2823.


    McAlister High School Schoolwide Learning Outcomes


    1. Students will be able to apply higher order thinking skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation to make informed life decisions that demonstrate healthy, responsible parenting behavior and develop a strategy to set and achieve educational, personal and career goals.


    2. Students will be able to locate, organize, evaluate and supply information that will help them to support themselves and their child and become productive community members.


    3. Students will be able to apply content knowledge and critical thinking skills to adapt to a rapidly changing environment in which they can express complex ideas in writing and speaking gained through a rigorous and relevant curriculum.




    Join us at McAlister High School where thousands of pregnant and parenting teens have continued and completed their middle and high school education. They have turned their lives into success stories and so can you!



    McAlister High School Overview


    McAlister High School is an alternative continuous enrollment school for pregnant and/or parenting teens.  McAlister High School is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District and follows the same district policies and procedures as other schools in the district.

    Our school is a small learning community which offers students from 6th grade to 12th grade personalized learning and a supportive, caring and academically enriched environment.  While students are pregnant and parenting, they can complete classes and earn a high school diploma.




    Classes are organized for direct instruction to provide in-depth content instruction and individualized instruction to target specific areas of academic needs identified on State tests.  Teachers follow state guidelines and standards in developing curriculum and lessons.

    Core classes, selected electives and parenting classes are offered as part of our curriculum.  Our mission is to emphasize instruction that will support our students to make responsible parenting decisions and prepare them for pregnancy, birth and infant care.  Students who attend regularly are able to complete classes and make up credits.  Students must meet all LAUSD graduation requirements in order to receive a diploma.