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Welcome from the Principal

Douglas C. Brown, Sr.


August 16, 2021

Dear BALA Family,

Welcome to the first week of the 2021-2022 school year. Once again, let me say how proud I am to be the new principal here at The “Boys Academic Leadership Academy” (BALA). I look forward to working with all the stakeholders of the BALA learning community to as  continue to build on the foundation of achievement that has be laid by previous administrations and their team.

BALA will continue to provide boys with a clear pathway to college in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Boys will graduate from BALA with the academic and personal skills to succeed, with collaborative and compassionate leadership skills, and with a sense of self and responsibility to their community. The program is committed ensure that all students will be equipped with the tools to build a solid foundation of academic excellence rooted in brotherhood, and to uphold the BALA creed – Respect, Integrity, Courage, and Humility. BALA men are RICH in character! BAL Academy provides a culture of collaboration and inclusion that encourages our students to be innovative and courageous with their ideas. Our primary objective is ensure that our young men are prepared to get to and through college. 

Here is some important information you should have:

  • All staff and students must be tested for COVID-19 weekly. The COVID-19 testing unit is at BALA on Tuesdays from 7:30AM – 3:30PM
  • Early dismissal on Fridays (August 20th & August 27th) at 1:20PM
  • Fire Side Chat and School Site Council (SSC) orientation on Thursday, August 26, 2022 at 4:00PM.
    • Zoom I.D. – 648 592 9026  password - balafamily

Please contact me at (323) 820-6231 or if you have any questions related BALA and the 2021-2022 school year.


Douglas C. Brown, Sr., Principal

Boys Academic Leadership Academy

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."

Frederick Douglass

Be Excellent and Achieve!!!


Space is limited!!!
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Douglas Brown Sr., Principal