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Avance cares deeply about every student and family we serve. We are offering multiple health initiatives to help keep everyone safe in our community. From vaccination mandates to community health fairs to town halls; we are in this together. 

In order to better ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, Academia Avance Charter School will now require students and faculty to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 novel Coronavirus. This will help us to mitigate the spread of the virus amongst our school community and stay ahead of the curve, and greatly reduce the chance of severe symptoms, if infected. This policy will begin on September 13, 2021.  Here are the latest things to know: 

Vaccine Mandate and Clinics

  1. Avance is mandating vaccines for all eligible students by September 13. This includes every student aged 12 and up, likely those in seventh grade through twelfth grade. 

  2. How to get vaccinated on campus? Our next Vaccination Clinic at Avance (Round 1 09/13 & Round 2 09/21). Details forthcoming at our next virtual Town Hall, see details below. 

Virtual Town Hall

  1. We will host another town hall around details of our vaccination mandate soon. At this virtual town hall, hosted by us over Zoom, we discuss important information related to the new Covid-19 vaccine policy that is required for students ages 12 and up. See you there! 

Free Community Health Fair

  1.  We are offering a free Community Health Fair on Thursday, Sept 29, 4-7:00PM. The Health Fair is the perfect place to learn about health and wellness, as well as to connect with local vendors with resources to help you keep your physical and mental health a priority.  Also, there will be a blood drive in the high school gym from 2:00 - 7:00. Schedule an appointment online at, click Blood Drives and enter AA in Zip Code or Account Code box.

At this FREE Community Health fair you can connect with vendors for information, raffles, giveaways and more! Our vendors include:  

  1. LivingFit Nation - Our partner in coordinating the event 

  2. HCCL Clinical Laboratories - Free blood pressure screenings 

  3. UFC Gym - Offering demos, information and giveaway

  4. Health Deserts Yoga 

  5. Rolando Villanueva, Downtown Dental LA - Stop by for dental health info and giveaways

  6. LA Fitness - Get a free one month pass / two towels 

  7. Farm Fresh to You - Free $35 gift card for fresh fruit and veggies 

  8. The Vintage Flower - Pick up a cute mini orange succulent pumpkin plant!

  9. Nutrishop - Multi vitamins and super foods

  10. Optometrist

  11. Legacy LA Youth Center - COVID info, hand sanitizers 

  12. Academia Avance - Free hoodies for fully vaccinated!


    First Financial Credit Union - Demos, financial wellness information, and giveaways


  14. Fresh Start - Free BBQ & refreshments 

  15. Gil Cedillo, Councilmember serving the First District Council for the past 8 years - COVID Info, PPE 


  16. Academia Avance and graduate at outdoor graduation ceremony in cap and gown and mask

The Community Health Fair is Thursday, Sept 29, 4-7:00  Located in the Avance High School Parking Lot at 115 N Avenue 53, we aim to provide resources to our parents, students, teachers, staff, and community. Join us! 

Our website has lots of detail regarding Academia Avance's COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist, Prevention Program, Containment/Response/Control Plan, and Reopening Protocols. 

About Academia Avance 

Avance sets the standard for public charter school excellence via rigorous college and career preparation that inspires a lifetime of learning and leading. We place quality education first, and we deeply value a professional culture of community, diversity and fiscal and social responsibility. Enrolling now for grades 6-12. Join us!

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Community Health Initiatives


Avance cares deeply about every student and family we serve. We are offering multiple health initiatives to help keep everyone safe in our community. From vaccination mandates to community health fairs to town halls; we are in this together. Read more