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ISANA is a non-profit charter management organization that runs 6 high quality public charter schools in Los Angeles. We serve approximately 3100 students from transitional kindergarten through 8th grade.

The word “isana” means “sun” in 3 districts in Eastern Uganda (the Budaka, Kibuku, and Pallisa districts). There are approximately 410,000 people who are mother-tongue speakers of this language. This name was chosen through collaborative input from our students, families, and staff. A sun to us represents the promise of a new day and a new hope for each of us.

We have turned ISANA into an acronym that represents who we are –
Innovative, Socially-Aware, Network of Achievers.

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ISANA is a community of diverse individuals where students will develop their intellectual, artistic, and physical talents to the highest degree. Our vision will encompass five critical focus areas that affect the school community:

Academic Excellence

Our academic program will challenge the intellect and maximize the potential of each student to acquire knowledge, concepts, and skills necessary to become thinking, productive, responsible citizens. Excellence in academics results in a love of lifelong learning and supportive, involved community.

Mutual Respect

ISANA will foster a culture of mutual respect that builds trust and engages students in learning.


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Teachers and paraprofessionals will meet ESSA standards by meeting all applicable state certification and licensure requirements.

Parental Investment and Community Involvement

Parents want the best for their children and share in the responsibility and the process of educating their children. These involved parents will serve as catalysts to students’ success.

Respect and Diversity

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