Not just an alternative, but an advantage.

Progressive Leadership Academy (formerly Charles Houston High School) offers students opportunities to get back on track by completing classes needed to get a high school diploma.

A CPS LEVEL 1+ HIGH SCHOOL

Welcome to Progressive Leadership Academy

We provide a wide range of academic & extracurricular activities that encourage students to discover & build on their strengths. Our students are amazing! They excel in academics, the arts, athletics, & STEM.

PLA is a community-based learning campus which offers opportunities to complete classes needed for a high schol diploma. We provide flexible scheduling, dual credit/dual enrollment courses, career assessments, employment placement services, & students only need 18 credits for graduation.

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Progressive Leadership Academy (formerly Charles Houston)

Youth Connection Charter School advocates, develops and provides world-class education to students at-risk and high school dropouts in collaboration with the alternative high school community.

PLA meets the individual needs of students through programs committed to academic excellence, human development, cultural enrichment, and social equity. PLA prepares students for quality life experiences, technological literacy, graduation, vocational and post-secondary education, and competitive employment.

Mission

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Youth Connection Charter School advocates, develops & provides world-class education to students at-risk & high school dropouts. YCCS meets the individual needs of students through programs committed to academic excellence, human development, cultural enrichment, and social equity. YCCS prepares students for quality life experiences, technological literacy, graduation, vocational and post-secondary education, and competitive employment.

Vision

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The YCCS Community believes in providing the resources that our students need to continue on the path of learning. Health concerns all of us and we work hard to connect our students and bridge the gap and getting them access to the quality health care that they need. We also believe that child care is a necessity, and our network of resources can assist you so that you won't have to choose between caring for family and going to school.

History

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PLA provides its students with a world-class education in an urban setting. Our curriculum provides an opportunity for YCCS students to graduate with a diploma and confidence to demonstrate their mastery of the core competencies that are essential for academic and personal success. Every student is prepared for college, careers and beyond.

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