Loretto High School operated in Arden Arcade for more than 5 decades. It’s closure in 2009 was another punch in the gut to the community - an iconic academic institution lost and a neighborhood abandoned. By the following year, however, the Aspire Public Schools company had obtained the property and opened a charter school serving TK-12th grade students. Named for Alexander Twilight, the famed African-American minister, educator and legislator from Vermont, the secondary academy now provides education for 480 students across grades 6-12. Its vision is that every student is prepared to earn a college degree. Focused on students from low-income neighborhoods, it has served an ethnically diverse student body (<10% white vs. San Juan Unified School District @ >55% white) with high-quality academics, athletic opportunities, student life and extra curricular activities. On January 23rd from 5pm-6pm the school will be hosting a Program Information Night. Parents with incoming 6th graders or above are invited to learn about the school for the 2019-2020 school year. For more information contact Venessa Hefner at Aspire Alexander Twilight Secondary School at 916-979-1788, Option #2.