Luis Valdez Leadership Academy


Principal: Dr. John Phung
Dean of Students: Alexis Pimentel
Office Manager: Jessica Miranda
Location: LVLA Campus (1855 Lucretia Avenue, San Jose, CA 95122)

In 2014, The Foundation for Hispanic Education opened its second charter high school serving the East San Jose community, Luis Valdez Leadership Academy (LVLA). LVLA is a unique college preparatory academy that prepares first-generation students to experience academic and social success at a four-year university or college. The United State Department of Education has called LVLA’s approach “progressive work in ‘rethinking’ school discipline with restorative justice and our safe learning environment”.

Our Graduates:

  • 100% of LVLA’s Class of 2022 graduated from the school site in four years.
  • 57.5% of LVLA’s Class of 2022 were A - G Eligible (UC/CSU Admission).
  • Schools of admission include Santa Clara University, UCLA, UC Berkeley, University of Pennslyvania, San Jose State University, Sonoma State University, and Bryn Mawr College.