Welcome to Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA) is an open enrollment, public charter high school on the northwest side of Detroit. The Academy began its first academic year in September 2011 and currently serves over 400 ninth through twelfth grade scholars from metro-Detroit. JRLA provides a leadership-focused education that engages and inspires youth to achieve at the rigorous level necessary to ultimately graduate with a college degree.  Scholars are provided with an authentic academic experience which builds both the skill and will necessary to be successful in high school and beyond.  Immersed in the culture of college, scholars will not only receive extensive college exposure via university tours, but also be required to pass at least one Advanced Placement course to assist in a seamless transition into college.  JRLA is a 9-16 model where scholars are supported not only through high school graduation, but through college graduation via our College Success team that works to coordinate success for current scholars and alumni.


2018-2019 Open Enrollment Has Begun!

We are excited that you are interested in joining the JRLA family! Last year we had over 200 applications for the freshman class. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to help secure your spot. 

Our open enrollment period is from Mar. 1 to Mar. 31st. Applications  for grades 9-12 are available at the school. An online application is also available below.  If the number of applications exceeds the number of spots during the month of March we will hold a lottery on April 11 at JRLA.


To complete your application please bring the following documents up to the school office or email them to garcian@jrladetroit.com with the name of your scholar in the subject line:

1. Birth Certificate
2. Transcripts (for incoming 9th graders the most recent report card)
3. Current immunization records
4. Copy of parent/guardian photo ID
5. Special Education 504 Documentation (if applicable)


2018-2019 Online Application

2018-2019 Application for Download


 2017 Annual Report 
now available! Click HERE!

Notification of Free Breakfast: All JRLA scholars are eligible to receive free breakfast each school day. If you are seeking more information on healthy breakfasts, please follow this link.

We're hiring at Jalen Rose Leadership Academy! 
If you are a passionate, mission-driven educator who is ready to join our team and prove what’s possible for the promise of opportunity, we can’t wait to speak with you! Please click on the links below for more information




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