Achievement First Providence High School

315 Laurel Hill Ave
Providence, RI 02909





Opened: August 2021
Grades: 9 – 10 (growing to 9-11 for 23-24)
Number of Students in 2022-23: 155

Hours: 8:15  a.m. – 2:40 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 8:15 a.m. – 12:32 p.m. Friday

Enrichment: Health, Physical Education, Music


We are so excited to welcome families to our first high school in Rhode Island!

School Leader

  • Aja Davis

    Aja Davis

    Aja Davis is the principal of Achievement First Providence High School. Aja began her teaching career in 2001 in Edmond, Oklahoma as a high school vocal music teacher. In 2004, she moved to New York City and joined the NY Teaching Fellows. After teaching for six years in the Bronx, she joined the Achievement First family and moved to Hartford, Connecticut. As a member of the Achievement First Hartford Elementary team, Aja taught music, reading, and kindergarten and served as dean of students, and academic dean. She then became principal of Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy Elementary. Aja’s educational credentials include a bachelor’s degree in music theater, a master’s degree in elementary education, and coursework at Sacred Heart University toward her certification in educational leadership.

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