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Making Changes FOR Our Community WITH Our Community

About Us

ELARA will create a vibrant community of scholarship and rigorous interdisciplinary studies in order to provide our community's diverse learning population with an integrated, research-based curriculum that prepares students for, and inspires them to, leadership roles in the 21st century. ELARA will, through its focus on Urban Planning and Public Policy, generate direct connections between the academic program and the present and future environments of its students. The faculty and its university and community partners will work collaboratively and engage regularly in focused professional development to maintain an environment responsive to all of its students' needs, interests, and aspirations.

News & Announcements


Register for a Summer of Learning

Join us from June 26 – July 25 and make the most out of this year’s Summer of Learning. Summer programs include instructional support, expanded learning, specialized programs and virtual enrichment.

Enjoy summer activities throughout Los Angeles

Summer is the perfect time to embrace the great outdoors and take learning beyond the classroom. Let's embark on exciting educational adventures that inspire, educate, and create unforgettable memories!
LAUSD Ready for the World

Ready for the World

Ensure ALL our students graduate READY FOR THE WORLD – to thrive in college, career, and life.


Sep 21

Homecoming Pep Rally

Location: MPR

4, 5, Adv, 6

Time: 8:30 AM – 3:45 PM

Torres Homecoming Football Game

Time: 7:30 PM – 10 PM

Sep 22

Fridays Per 1-6

Time: 8:30 AM – 3:45 PM

Sep 25

Sep 30

Front of the school building

Our Mission

East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy (ELARA) will be a center of community life and learning, whose students see themselves as architects of their own, and their community's future. The college-ready graduates of ELARA will have the broad-based knowledge, collaborative skills, and personal confidence to become innovators and leaders in their communities and professions.