Justice, Spirituality & Education Journal


Charter schools; School management and organization


California Academy Early College High School (California Academy)1 1 Pseudonym. , an independent charter high school serving at-risk students in Santa Ana has created, developed, and sustained a community of family through rigor, relevance, and relationships. Over the past 10 years three different educational leaders, each with unique professional training, experiences, and leadership styles, served as California Academy’s principal from its founding and development, to a sustained thriving early college high school (ECHS), effectively educating traditionally underserved students in Santa Ana. This longitudinal narrative case study depicts how aligned successive leaders created an academically successful community of formerly at-risk students in a California charter school, through the enduring values of rigor, relevance, and relationships.



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