Alameda Community Learning Center

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Alameda Community Learning Center
Alameda Community Learning Center
1900 Third Street
Alameda, California, 94501
Type Independent charter
PrincipalMichael McCaffrey
AthleticsDark Meat (Ultimate frisbee team) Volleyball, Basketball and Track and Field
The center (an area for learners to work) from a past campus Alameda Community Learning Center.jpg
The center (an area for learners to work) from a past campus

Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC), formerly known as Arthur Andersen Community Learning Center, is a 6th-12th grade public charter school located in Alameda, California, United States. It currently shares a campus with Nea Community Learning Center, operating under the same charter. [1]


Mission statement

The Alameda Community Learning Center an educational model that empowers all youth to take ownership of their educational experience, to celebrate their diverse community, and to actively participate as members in a democratic society.


The Alameda Community Learning Center was created as a school in which the Graduate Profile of the Alameda Unified School District could live and breathe. The Graduate Profile is a document that was created at a visioning conference held by the AUSD in partnership with Arthur Andersen in 1992. Andersen funded the start-up costs for the school. After its first five years, the school became a charter school.

Leadership and Self-Governing

Judicial Committee

The JC system, also known as the judicial committee, is made up of a group of elected learners and overseeing facilitator. JC enforces the rules of the school by hearing cases submitted by learners and facilitators and deciding on appropriate consequences to specific actions. The findings of the JC are binding on all parties involved and may result in further action, including suspension or expulsion, if necessary. The Judicial Committee (JC) is composed of five clerks elected by the learners and one facilitator selected by their peers. The JC meets five times each week to consider issues related to infringement of rules codified in the Law Book [2] developed by CCC. [3]


Leadership is one of the courses offered at ACLC. Leadership is similar to a student council, and conducts its business using Robert's Rules of Order. The group meets three times a week and works closely with a facilitator to deliberate, vote on, and implement proposals submitted by the community. Its responsibilities include codifying and enforcing rules, coordinating activities and field trips, and coordinating and facilitating the annual ACLC Constitutional Convention.


ACLC has a set of graduation requirements designed to meet University of California requirements. [4] [5]

Electives include creative writing, computer science, Spanish, and digital arts, music, and filmmaking courses.

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  1. "Get to Know ACLC". Community Learning Centre Schools, inc. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  2. "Rules Protecting the General Welfare" (PDF). Rules Protecting the General Welfare of ACLC 2017-18. 2017–18.
  3. "Leadership, Citizenship & Self-Governance". Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  4. "2014-2015 ACLC School Profile" (PDF). Community Learning Center Schools. Community Learning Center Schools, Inc. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  5. "Graduation Requirements". Alameda Unified School District. September 15, 2006.

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