ENROLLMENT OPTIONS 2012 – 2013 Middle _ High School

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C A L IF O R N




         ENROLLMENT OP TIONS
                2012 – 2013
           Middle & High School
      Student Assignment and Bilingual Testing Office, 2111 International Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94606-4903 • (510) 434-7752
                  Paul Robeson Building, 1025 Second Avenue, Oakland, California 94606-2212 • (510) 879-8200


                             For more information on the Options Enrollment process,
                               including school tours and open houses, please visit:

                                  www.ousd.k12.ca.us/enroll
    November 10, 2011

    OUSD is experiencing impressive growth not only in terms of academic achievement, but in the commitment to build a school district around high
    standards of teaching and learning, nurturing school cultures and equitable outcomes for all children. Clearly, there’s a lot to be proud of, but there’s
    also much work to do in order to ensure that every child receives the support necessary to realize his or her potential. It is not enough to ask and to
    urge our children to succeed—we must provide a climate that is conducive to success. OUSD has been progressing steadily and has improved faster
    than all other urban districts in California over the past seven years. Yet, we have not met the needs of all children and the status quo is unacceptable.

    In order to build a better school district, we must place questions of equity at the center of our work. This idea lies at the heart of the new strategic
    plan for Oakland Public Schools. Unanimously approved by the Board of Education in June 2011, the Community Schools, Thriving Students blueprint
    calls for the transformation of OUSD from a district with a few, full-service schools to a Full-Service Community School District. The Thriving Students
    vision can only be realized if we identify, address and eliminate the inequities that exist in our current systems. One such system is Options, our name
    for the school choice process in OUSD. The options process has been in effect since the 2005-06 school year, and since that time, enrollment patterns
    across the District have changed. As of November 2010, only 49 percent of OUSD students were enrolled at a school in their neighborhood attendance
    area.

    As families change the way in which they approach school choice, so, too, must OUSD adjust its thinking, and more importantly, its performance, in
    order to meet the shifting reality. We are in a new paradigm with more competition than ever before, but also with more opportunity. In order to take
    advantage of this opportunity, we will set a higher standard and manage ourselves to quality. With regard to options and enrollment, the following
    conditions must exist:

           Parents and students deserve quality schools in their neighborhood

           Parents should have choice regarding where their children go to school

           All parents understand how the Options process works, what makes a school a quality school and how to evaluate potential options

           The Options process honors parent choice, as opposed to being just a vehicle for school assignment

           Schools offer the programs and services that have been advertised in an effective, meaningful way

           Every parent has an appealing choice because every school is a high quality school

           Quality is defined so parents can understand and evaluate the attempts to create it

           Families are respected and welcomed as partners of the school

    We can only achieve these goals with a multifaceted, integrated strategy that considers the District as a whole and leverages every asset available to it.
    The beginning of the 2011-12 school year has been full of discussion about school closures. Yet, closures are just one part of an essential restructuring
    process that is ultimately about growth—growing the number of quality schools, the range of services provided to students, and the appeal of OUSD to
    existing families and to those who have chosen other educational options.

    We will expand popular sites to accommodate demand while retaining quality and add new grade levels to thriving elementary and middle schools.
    We will implement proven programs to strengthen high schools and transform sites that are not fully serving students into high-quality schools. An
    example of our efforts to operate as a Full-Service Community District includes a priority enrollment process being implemented this year in support
    of smooth, healthy transitions for those students and families directly affected by school closures. This unique effort will allow impacted families to
    complete the Options process in advance of the District-wide process in order to maximize the opportunities available to these students.

    In order for all students to succeed, Oakland must provide safe, healthy, and supportive schools; high-quality, effective instruction; and college and
    career readiness literacy. In the end, we will all benefit from richer, more connected communities with a wider range of appealing school options. By
    strengthening students, families, schools and their surrounding neighborhoods, the Full-Service Community School model reinforces our commitment
    to a diverse mix of schools that expands opportunity for everyone.

    At OUSD, we are working to create a district with schools that serve all our children and we encourage you to review the appealing options which
    already exist. We also ask that you take part in the effort to strengthen our schools and increase the pool of high-quality options available to Oakland’s
    families. To learn more, please visit our websites at www.ousd.k12.ca.us and www.thrivingstudents.org.

    Sincerely,




    Tony Smith




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How to Enroll
What are the steps for enrolling in middle and high school for the fall of 2012?
1. LEARN ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS.
• Find out more about the middle and high school programs at OUSD (including academic data and school descriptions) in this Middle and High
  School Options booklet.
• View the Options video online or at the Student Assignment & Bilingual Testing Office.
• Attend an open house or tour at the middle and high schools in which you are interested. For more information on times and dates, please visit
  enroll.ousd.k12.ca.us, email us at enroll@ousd.k12.ca.us, or contact the schools you are interested in directly.

2. COMPLETE YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS FORM WITH YOUR TOP THREE CHOICES.
Forms will be available online at enroll.ousd.k12.ca.us, at middle or high schools directly, and at the Student Assignment and Bilingual Testing
  Office (2111 International Blvd). Hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

3. TURN IN YOUR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS FORM ALONG WITH ADDRESS VERIFICATION, AGE VERIFICATION, PARENT/
GUARDIAN’S ID, AND PROOF OF IMMUNIZATIONS (CURRENT STUDENTS ONLY NEED TO TURN IN THE APPLICATION).
The Options application window is open from December 5th 2011 – January 20th 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Applications submitted any time during that
window will be considered for the initial assignment lottery. There is NO priority given for applications submitted earlier than others within the
window.
You will be able to submit your form in person (1) at the Student Assignment and Bilingual Testing Office between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., or (2)
at any OUSD school. Current OUSD students should turn in their forms to the current school.
Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Applications received after the window cannot be processed in the lottery, and will be considered after the lottery in the order received while
taking into consideration siblings, neighborhood, program improvement, and school choice.

4. SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.
You will need to bring three pieces of documentation verifying your address, one piece of documentation verifying your child’s age and grade,
and one form of valid ID when you submit your form. All documents must be original. No photocopies will be accepted. Required documentation
is:
1. Verification of residence: Students must have three of the following documents with their parent’s, guardian’s or caregiver’s name and address.
   • A utility bill dated within 45 days: PG&E, EBMUD
   • In combination only, automobile registration and automobile insurance. These documents must be provided together
   • Homeowner’s/renter’s insurance policy
   • Lease agreement with owner’s documentation
   • Property tax statement: current property tax bill from Alameda County Tax Collectors’ Office
   • Official letter from a social services/government agency within 45 days
   • Transitional families only: Transitional families reside at a non-permanent address such as a motel/hotel, shelter, car, or are doubled up with
      relatives or friends. Transitional families who are unable to establish a permanent residence can go to the Transitional Students and Families
      Program at 2111 International Blvd for residency verification and assistance
   • Additional documentation may be requested
2. Age verification documentation (all new students): Families may either provide a Birth Certificate (preferred), a passport, an I-94, a transcript
  or a report card from a California school as verification of their child’s age.
3. Grade level verification: Families need to provide a transcript, promotion certificate, or the child’s most recent report card to verify grade level.
4. Verification of ID: parent’s, guardian’s or caregiver’s California driver’s license or official California ID Card from the Department of Motor
  Vehicles (DMV) in conjunction with documents in form of Birth Certificate, guardianship papers or court documents must be used for
  verification of custody.
Current OUSD 5th and 8th grade students will receive pre-printed applications from their school site. If the information listed on the application is
accurate, only parent signature is needed. Changes in information must be accompanied by supporting documents.

DOES IT MATTER WHEN I TURN IN MY APPLICATION DURING THE OPTIONS WINDOW?
No. All applications turned in between December 5th 2011 and January 20th 2012 by 3:00 p.m. are processed at the same time and there is
no priority given to applications submitted early. In fact, parents should spend some time researching their Options before submitting the
application, to ensure that their top choices are schools that they would be happy to attend and are able to easily transport their student(s) to.
Parents/guardians are encouraged to turn in applications prior to the final deadline of January 20th 2012 at 3:00 p.m. to make sure that their
application is complete with all the appropriate documentation and is ready for on-time submission.

WHAT ABOUT OPTIONS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS?
Students receiving only RSP services will be full participants in the Options process. The Programs for Exceptional Children Office (2850 West
Street) will place all other Special Education students, including those in Special Day Class. Nonetheless, all students are welcome to complete an
application.

WHAT IF I’M INTERESTED IN A CHARTER SCHOOL?
Charter schools are not a part of the Options process and should not be listed on the application. Students interested in charter schools should
contact the charter school directly. Students may apply for both district schools and charter schools if they desire. More information about OUSD

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    charter schools is available online at www.ousdcharters.net or at 1025 2nd Avenue, Room 206.

    WHERE CAN I TURN IN MY OPTIONS APPLICATION?
    • Students new or returning to OUSD can turn their application in person, along with their verification documents, to an OUSD middle school or
      high school, or to the Student Assignment and Bilingual Testing Office (2111 International Blvd).
    • Students who are currently attending an OUSD middle school or high school and are seeking a change of assignment for the next school year
      must turn in their application to any OUSD school or to the Student Assignment and Bilingual Testing Office.

    HOW WILL ASSIGNMENTS BE DETERMINED?
    • If schools have space, everyone who applied attends that school.
    • If there are more applicants than spaces, the following priority system will determine admissions.
       o 1st priority — Sibling (students who have an older sibling living at the same address who is already attending the applicant’s first choice
          school and will be continuing at the school in the fall of 2012).
       o 2nd priority — Neighborhood (students who live in the neighborhood boundary of a school; see mapstacker.ousd.k12.ca.us for your
          neighborhood schools).
       o 3rd priority — Program Improvement School neighborhood (students who live in a neighborhood where the local school(s) is (are) Program
          Improvement school(s)).
       o 4th priority — Open lottery.

    WHEN WILL FAMILIES FIND OUT ABOUT THEIR SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE FALL OF 2012?
    • For families that apply during the initial application window period with complete and accurate documentation, school assignments should be
      mailed by March 12th 2012.
    • Parents/guardians must register at the assigned school to retain their placement by May 4th 2012. More information about registration will be
      mailed with the school assignment in March and in the summer.

    WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM NOT HAPPY WITH MY SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT?
    You can submit an appeal to the Student Assignment and Bilingual Testing Office. Appeal decisions are made on a space-available basis while still
    taking into account enrollment priorities. Appeals of school assignments submitted between March 12th 2012 and March 29th 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
    will be addressed after March 29th 2012 in random order. The OUSD priorities of assigning siblings, neighborhood students, and students who
    live where the neighborhood school is in Program Improvement will be addressed before other appeals. Appeals submitted after March 29th
    2012 will be added to the list of appeals in the order received while still taking into account priorities of siblings and neighborhood.
    WHAT IF A FAMILY MISSES THE INITIAL APPLICATION WINDOW?
    • These families will be able to apply in person at the Student Assignment and Bilingual Testing Office (2111 International Blvd).
    • They will be eligible for remaining seats in their neighborhood school(s). Families will also be able to select from seats that remain available in
      schools outside of their neighborhood on a space available basis.

    WHAT HAPPENS IF WE MOVE INTO ANOTHER ATTENDANCE AREA BEFORE THE START OF SCHOOL IN AUGUST 2012 AND WANT TO ATTEND THE
    SCHOOL IN THAT NEW ATTENDANCE AREA?
    The parent/guardian must provide proof of an address change (see the above list of documentation required to verify residence) and bring it to
    the Student Assignment and Bilingual Testing Office (2111 International Blvd). Reassignments will be made based on space availability.

    WHAT DOES PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT MEAN?
    The federal and state governments annually review all public schools to determine if each school has made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). All
    schools that do not make AYP for two consecutive years will be identified as Program Improvement (PI) schools. All parents/guardians of students
    attending a PI school have the right to request a transfer of their children to a non-PI school.

    WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
    • Visit enroll.ousd.k12.ca.us
    • Email enroll@ousd.k12.ca.us
    • Call (510) 434-7752


                                       The Options Process Timeline



                   Over the coming months we will be considering making changes to Options for the 2013-2014 school year.
                         For updates on this process or to share your feedback with us, please visit the OUSD website
4                                   and look for information about the Options & School Choice Inquiry.
                                                                                                                                                                 Schools	
  I	
  am	
  Considering:	
  

       SCHOOL	
  SELECTION	
  CHECKLIST	
                                                                                                                        #1:	
  ____________________________________	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 #2	
  ____________________________________	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 #3	
  ____________________________________	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 #4	
  ____________________________________	
  
Rank:	
  	
  How	
  important	
  is	
  this	
  to	
  you?	
  	
  	
     Does	
  this	
  school	
  have	
  these	
  features?	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 #5	
  ____________________________________	
  
8	
  or	
  9	
  =	
  most	
  important	
                                Yes	
  or	
  No	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 #6	
  ____________________________________	
  
1	
  =	
  least	
  important	
  
Rank	
   School	
  Characteristics	
                                                                           School	
  1	
            School	
  2	
            School	
  3	
            School	
  4	
            School	
  5	
            School	
  6	
  
       1-­‐8	
     	
                                                                        Yes	
   No	
   Yes	
   No	
   Yes	
   No	
   Yes	
   No	
   Yes	
   No	
   Yes	
   No	
  
          	
       The	
  school	
  is	
  clean	
  (bathrooms,	
  hallways;	
  etc.)	
  	
    	
      	
     	
      	
     	
      	
     	
      	
     	
      	
     	
      	
  
                   The	
  	
  school	
  has	
  a	
  pleasant	
  appearance	
  
                   (building,	
  landscaping,	
  paint,	
  artwork,	
  etc.)	
  
                   I	
  like	
  the	
  neighborhood	
  around	
  the	
  school	
  
                   The	
  school	
  is	
  close	
  to	
  our	
  home	
  
                   Relatives,	
  families	
  we	
  know,	
  or	
  friends	
  attend	
  
                   The	
  school	
  has	
  a	
  diverse	
  student	
  population	
  
                   I	
  like	
  the	
  school’s	
  schedule	
  (start/end	
  times)	
  
                   I	
  like	
  the	
  size	
  of	
  the	
  school	
  (small/large)	
  	
  
   Rank	
          Academics	
                                                                                 School	
  1	
            School	
  2	
            School	
  3	
            School	
  4	
            School	
  5	
            School	
  6	
  
       1-­‐8	
     	
                                                                                   Yes	
   No	
   Yes	
   No	
   Yes	
   No	
   Yes	
   No	
   Yes	
   No	
   Yes	
   No	
  
                   The	
  school	
  has	
  excellent	
  test	
  scores	
  overall	
  
                   The	
  school’s	
  test	
  scores	
  are	
  rising	
  
	
                 The	
  school	
  offers	
  a	
  variety	
  of	
  courses	
                           	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
  
	
                 The	
  school	
  offers	
  foreign	
  language	
  classes	
                          	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
  
	
                 The	
  school	
  has	
  a	
  Bilingual	
  Program	
  (teaches	
  non-­‐              	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
  
                   English	
  speakers	
  in	
  native	
  language)	
  
	
                 The	
  school	
  has	
  a	
  Dual	
  Immersion	
  Program	
  (classes	
              	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
  
                   are	
  taught	
  in	
  both	
  English	
  and	
  Spanish)	
  
	
                 The	
  school	
  provides	
  Special	
  Education/Special	
  Day	
                   	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
  
                   classes	
  
	
                 The	
  school	
  has	
  a	
  Gifted	
  and	
  Talented	
  Education	
                	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
  
                   (GATE)	
  program	
  
   Rank	
          Art/Enrichment	
  Programs	
                                                                School	
  1	
            School	
  2	
            School	
  3	
            School	
  4	
            School	
  5	
            School	
  6	
  
       1-­‐8	
     	
                                                                                   Yes	
   No	
   Yes	
   No	
   Yes	
   No	
   Yes	
   No	
   Yes	
   No	
   Yes	
   No	
  
	
                 The	
  school	
  has	
  one	
  or	
  more	
  afterschool	
  programs	
               	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
  
	
                 The	
  school	
  offers	
  Visual	
  Arts	
                                          	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
  
	
                 The	
  school	
  offers	
  Performing	
  Arts	
                                      	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
  
	
                 The	
  school	
  offers	
  Sports	
  Programs	
                                      	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
  
	
                 The	
  school	
  offers	
  Music	
  classes	
  or	
  programs	
                      	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
  
	
                 The	
  school	
  has	
  a	
  garden	
                                                	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
  
	
                 The	
  school	
  has	
  a	
  library	
                                               	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
  
	
                 The	
  students	
  work	
  with	
  computers/technology	
                            	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
           	
          	
  
    Rank	
         School	
  Culture/Climate	
                                                                 School	
  1	
            School	
  2	
            School	
  3	
            School	
  4	
            School	
  5	
            School	
  6	
  
       1-­‐9	
     	
                                                                                   Yes	
   No	
   Yes	
   No	
   Yes	
   No	
   Yes	
   No	
   Yes	
   No	
   Yes	
   No	
  
	
                 The	
  school	
  feels	
  welcoming/parent	
  friendly	
                             	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
  
	
                 There	
  are	
  strong	
  parent	
  groups	
  (PTA,	
  SSC/ELAC;	
                   	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
  
                   etc.)	
  and	
  other	
  opportunities	
  to	
  get	
  involved	
  
	
                 The	
  students	
  wear	
  uniforms	
                                                	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
  
	
                 The	
  school	
  has	
  a	
  conflict	
  management	
  program	
                     	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
  
	
                 The	
  school	
  has	
  a	
  clear	
  mission	
  and	
  vision	
                     	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
  
	
                 The	
  school	
  has	
  strong	
  leadership	
  (Principal	
  has	
  a	
             	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
  
                   clear	
  vision	
  for	
  the	
  school	
  and	
  is	
  committed	
  to	
  the	
  
                   school’s	
  mission)	
  
	
                 The	
  schools	
  has	
  stable	
  and	
  strong	
  teaching	
  staff	
              	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
  
	
                 The	
  school	
  is/feels	
  safe	
  and	
  secure	
                                 	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
  
	
                 The	
  school	
  has	
  a	
  good	
  reputation	
                                    	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
       	
              	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                     Quality	
  Community	
  Schools	
  Development	
  	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Update:	
  10/7/2010	
  
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    Linked Learning Opportunities in High School
    Career pathways are designed to broaden students’ interests and readiness by fostering transferable skills that
    prepare all students for the world of college and career. There are currently 27 Linked Learning Career Pathways in
    the District.
    WHAT IS LINKED LEARNING?
    Linked Learning is an educational approach that is rooted in four key components:
    1. Strong academic classes that prepare students for college and career
    2. Technical knowledge and skills that prepare student’s for their future in a career
    3. Work-based learning opportunities (internships, job shadowing)
    4. Strong student support from a team of teachers
    This approach is represented in our District career pathways. These pathways offer integrated learning experiences related to industry areas.

    WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CAREER PATHWAYS?
    • Strong applied academics
    • Preparation for college and career
    • Internship experiences and job skills
    • Interesting projects that address real problems
    • Opportunities to build strong relationships with other students and a team of teachers
    • Dedicated teams of teachers who know their students

    HOW DOES MY CHILD GET INTO A CAREER PATHWAY?
    Participation in these programs should be based on student interest and choice. Most career pathways in OUSD begin in 10th grade. Entrance into a
    career pathway happens once a child is in high school. For details about how students are admitted into career pathways, please contact the high school
    where the program is located.

    WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CAREER PATHWAY AND AN ACADEMY?
    An academy is another term used at individual schools to name their career pathways. For example, the Education Academy at Skyline High School is a
    career pathway.
    Please see our District career pathway list to see what industry sectors are represented in our schools. You can also look at our career pathway map to
    see where our pathways are located.
    We encourage parents and students to consider what career pathways are available as one factor in their high school selection process.
    For detailed information about each career pathways in Oakland Unified School District, please visit: www.linkedlearningousd.org

    College and Career Pathways by Industry Sector
    ARTS, MEDIA, AND ENTERTAINMENT                        ENGINEERING AND DESIGN                             INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
                                                          Engineering Academy at
    East Oakland School of the Arts at                                                                       Computer Science and Technology Academy at
                                                          Oakland Technical High School
    Castlemont High School                                                                                   Oakland Technical High School
                                                          Project Lead the Way at Oakland High School
    Media Enterprise Alliance at KDOL                                                                        Computer Science and Technology Academy at
    (afterschool/ROP)                                                                                        Skyline High School
                                                          FASHION AND INTERIOR DESIGN
    Performing Arts Academy at Skyline High School                                                           Multimedia Academy at
                                                          Fashion Art and Design Academy at
                                                                                                             Oakland International High School
    Media Academy at Fremont High School                  Oakland Technical High School
    Visual Arts & Academics Magnet Program                                                                   MARKETING, SALES, AND SERVICES
                                                          HEALTH SCIENCE AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
    (VAAMP) at Oakland High School
                                                                                                             Business and Information Technology School at
                                                          Biotech Academy at
                                                                                                             Castlemont High School
    BUILDING TRADES AND CONSTRUCTION                      Oakland Technical High School
                                                                                                             Social Entrepreneurship Pathway at
    College Preparation & Architecture Academy at         Health and Bioscience Academy at
                                                                                                             Met West High School
    Fremont High School                                   Oakland Technical High School
                                                          Life Academy of Health and Bioscience at           PUBLIC SERVICES INDUSTRY SECTOR
    EDUCATION, CHILD DEVELOPMENT,
                                                          Life Academy
    AND FAMILY                                                                                               Mandela Law & Public Service Academy at
                                                          Sports and Exercise Academy at                     Fremont High School
    Education Academy at Skyline High School
                                                          Skyline High School
                                                                                                             Media, Law, and Democracy Academy at
    ENERGY AND UTILITIES                                                                                     Skyline High School
    Environmental Science Academy at                                                                         Public Health Academy at Oakland High School
    Oakland High School
                                                                                                             TRANSPORTATION
    Green Academy at
    Oakland Technical High School                                                                            Global Trade Academy at
                                                                                                             McClymonds High School
    Green Energy Academy at Skyline High School
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    Middle Schools
    Alliance Academy                                                                                                                                        Bret Harte
    Options code #55                                                                                                                                        Options code #33
    1800 98th Avenue, 94603 | 510-639-2893                                                                                                                  3700 Coolidge Avenue, 94602 | 510-531-6400
    http://ousdms.ousd.k12.ca.us/alliance                                                                                                                   http://ousdms.ousd.k12.ca.us/bretharte
    Grades 6-8 | Special programs: U                                                                                                                        Grades 6-8 | Special programs: A, N, U
    Alliance Academy is committed to developing and maintaining a school                                                                                    Bret Harte has one of the most diverse programs and student bodies
    culture that is dedicated to excellence. Alliance Academy, a 6th through                                                                                of any middle school in Oakland. In addition to our extensive electives
    8th grade middle school located on the Elmhurst campus, provides: a                                                                                     department (full time instrumental music, Spanish, and music teachers),
    rigorous, standards-based education that prepares our student to excel                                                                                  we have an extensive program for English language learners, an
    in high school and college and to be competitive in the world beyond;                                                                                   accelerated math program that leads to Geometry in the eighth grade,
    a safe environment where students are able to develop academically                                                                                      and a wide variety of special education programs that serve students with
    and socially; a quality staff that holds every student to a high level                                                                                  a variety of disabilities. Our teachers work hard to collect information
    of expectation while building positive relationships; a culture where                                                                                   about student learning, analyze it, and plan differentiated lessons to meet
    every student carries the Torch of Excellence that embodies talent,                                                                                     the needs of all learners through engaging and hands-on lessons. Outside
    organization, respect, positive character and hard work; and a collective                                                                               of the classroom, we provide extensive support services including three
    community where parents, students, and educators make decisions for                                                                                     full-time therapists, a guidance counselor, substance abuse counseling
    the future of our students. With a community effort, we can ensure our                                                                                  and peer education, and a staffed peer conflict resolution program,
    students will be destined to fulfill their dreams.                                                                                                      among other programs. Our goal is to meet the needs of the whole child
                PI Year:                                                                                                                                    and address issues outside of the classroom that may be interfering
                           4               782
            1st Choice:                                                                                                                                     with learning during class time. Bret Harte has been recognized by OUSD
                           94%   200                                               800         1000
                API 08:                                                                                                                                     for our reduction in suspensions and expulsions over the last few years
                           630   (800 = State Level Proficiency)
                API 09:                                                                                                                                     and teachers and administrators work closely together to maintain a
                           629
                API 10:                                                                                                                                     positive campus climate. Our involved parent population coordinates
                           704
                API 11:
                                                 White	
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                                                                                            several activities throughout the year, including various fundraisers and
                           688
    API Change 08-09:
                                       Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
                                                                                         community clean-up days as well as supporting our annual Bret Harte
                           -11
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                                   Na?ve	
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  (NA)	
  
                                                                                                                                                            Expo in the spring and Castle Walk in the fall. Come visit “The Harte” and
                           77
    API Change 10-11:
                                        Mul?-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  
                                                                                                                                                            see what we have to offer your student!
                           -14                     La?no	
  (LA)	
  
     Total Enrollment:     364                     Filipino	
  (FI)	
                                                                                                   PI Year:   5               782
      % ELL Students:      40%                      Asian	
  (AS)	
                                                                                                 1st Choice:    100%   200                                           800         1000
                                  African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
                                                                                                          API 08:    670    (800 = State Level Proficiency)
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                                                                                                                                                                        API 09:    670
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                                                                                                                                                                        API 11:    662          Pacific	
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                                                                                                                                                            API Change 08-09:      -8       Na=ve	
  American	
  (NA)	
  
                                                                                                                                                            API Change 09-10:      n/a           Mul=-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  
                                                                                                                                                            API Change 10-11:      n/a                      La=no	
  (LA)	
  

                                                                                                                                                             Total Enrollment:     646                      Filipino	
  (FI)	
  

                                                                                                                                                              % ELL Students:      18%                       Asian	
  (AS)	
  

                                                                                                                                                                                            African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
  

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      SPECIAL PROGRAMS LEGEND                                                                                                                               ON . . . . Center on school site
      K2 . . . . . School-age care for grades Kindergarten through Second                                                                                   OS. . . . . Center off school site
      K3 . . . . . School-age care for grades Kindergarten through Third                                                                                    PV. . . . . Private child care on or near site
      K5 . . . . . School-age care for grades Kindergarten through Fifth                                                                                    U. . . . . . Uniforms
      B . . . . . . Before-school care for school age students                                                                                              CA. . . . . Cantonese Bilingual Classes in some grades
      A . . . . . . After-school care for school age students                                                                                               VI . . . . . Vietnamese Bilingual Classes available in some grades
      F . . . . . . Full-day Pre-K Care                                                                                                                     SP . . . . . Spanish Bilingual Classes available in some grades
      M . . . . . Morning Pre-K Care                                                                                                                        DI . . . . . Spanish-English Dual Immersion Program
      N. . . . . . Newcomer Program
      P . . . . . . PM Pre-K Care
                                                                                                                                                            **
                                                                                                                                                                 PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE **


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Claremont                                                                                                                                                 Coliseum College Prep Academy
Options code #35                                                                                                                                          Options code #56
5750 College Avenue, 94618 | 510-654-7337                                                                                                                 1390 66th Avenue, 94621 | 510-639-3201
http://www.claremontms.org                                                                                                                                http://www.coliseumcollegeprep.org
Grades 6-8 | Special programs: A                                                                                                                          6-12 | Special programs: U
Claremont Middle School stands apart in its commitment to academic                                                                                        Coliseum College Prep Academy (CCPA) opened in the fall of 2006
excellence and success. The Claremont school community envisions a                                                                                        as a new small school on the Havenscourt campus in East Oakland.
school culture in which students thrive emotionally, socially, intellectually,                                                                            Our primary commitment is to serve the students of the surrounding
and physically. Claremont Middle School strives to develop in students                                                                                    community by providing a high-quality secondary school option in the
the ability to think clearly and creatively, act responsibly, communicate                                                                                 Coliseum neighborhood. As the only 6-12 school in Oakland Unified
effectively, appreciate issues from varying points of view, value humor                                                                                   School District, we strive to create a college going culture beginning in
and cultural diversity, and make informed decisions in an increasingly                                                                                    middle school that acknowledges the magnitude of the task at hand - we
complex and independent world. Claremont invites parent participation                                                                                     need a full seven years with our students to get them college ready. 100%
in several ways including communication with teachers about their child’s                                                                                 of our student body would be the first in their family to graduate from
academic and social-emotional progress, volunteering as chaperones and                                                                                    a four-year college and 96% of our students receive free and reduced
support personnel during school events and activities, and participation                                                                                  lunch, so we couple our academic program with parent programs that
in parent-school committees, such as the PTA, SSC, and ELAC.                                                                                              aim to engage, support, and educate. CCPA’s academic program is divided
            PI Year:   5                                                                                                                                  into three divisions, each with a distinct purpose and a corresponding
                                          782
        1st Choice:    100%                                                                                                                               structure to support that purpose. Our Division 1 (6th and 7th grades)
            API 08:    619
                              200                                               800       1000                                                            has a goal of rapid academic growth. Over 85% of our students enter
                              (800 = State Level Proficiency)                                                                                             6th grade below grade level in English and Math, as measured by the
            API 09:    703
            API 10:    703                                                                                                                                California Standards Test. To achieve our goal of every student on grade
            API 11:    720
                                              White	
  (WH)	
                                                                                             level by 8th grade, our Division 1 students loop with the same teachers
API Change 08-09:      90
                                    Pacific	
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                                                                                                                                                          for two years to build meaningful relationships and also participate in a
API Change 09-10:      21
                                Na@ve	
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                                                                                                                                                          mandatory extended day until 5pm for intense academic support. Our
API Change 10-11:      16
                                     Mul@-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  
                                                                                                                                                          Division 2 (8th - 10th grades) is our traditional secondary school structure,
 Total Enrollment:     459
                                                La@no	
  (LA)	
  
                                                                                                                                                          with an emphasis on college preparation. Starting with Algebra in 8th
                                                Filipino	
  (FI)	
  
  % ELL Students:      7%                                                                                                                                 grade, our Division 2 students aim to complete the majority of their
                                                 Asian	
  (AS)	
  
                                                                                                                                                          California State University/University of California A - G requirements
                               African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
  
                                                                                                                                                          during this period. Extended day academic support is also offered for our
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                                                                                                                                                          Division 2 students until 4:15 pm. Our English and Math departments use
                                                                                                                                                          the ACT readiness Springboard curriculum to ensure rigorous instruction.
                                                                                                                                                          Students are also offered intensive intervention in math and language
                                                                                                                                                          during the school day. Our Division 3 students (11th and 12th grades)
                                                                                                                                                          participate in our “Make the Road” program on a modified half-day
Edna Brewer                                                                                                                                               schedule. They have the option of taking CSU/UC transferable courses
Options code #37                                                                                                                                          at junior college or participating in a professional internship. The goal of
3748 13th Avenue, 94610 | 510-531-6600 | http://ednabrewer.net                                                                                            Division 3 is to successfully transition our students into college and/or
Grades 6-8 | Special programs: A                                                                                                                          career by initiating that process in a safe and supportive environment.
Edna Brewer is a highly-innovative middle school that provides students a                                                                                             PI Year:   4            782
rigorous and character-developing education. We are deeply committed                                                                                              1st Choice:    45%   200                                          800          1000
to academic excellence for all of our students. At Edna Brewer, we                                                                                                    API 08:    559   (800 = State Level Proficiency)
make sure to know our students’ strengths, areas for improvement, and                                                                                                 API 09:    591
motivations. To help us know all of our students, we have arranged our                                                                                                API 10:    605                   White	
  (WH)	
  
school into small learning communities called “families.” Each “family” is                                                                                            API 11:    615         Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
  
a small group of teachers who share a group of students. Each teacher’s                                                                                   API Change 08-09:      23      NaAve	
  American	
  (NA)	
  
“family” collaborates around curriculum, the needs of students, and                                                                                       API Change 09-10:      26           MulA-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  

parent engagement activities. Each grade is housed together to create                                                                                     API Change 10-11:      13                      LaAno	
  (LA)	
  

a small-school atmosphere. We offer enrichment activities as well as                                                                                       Total Enrollment:     449                     Filipino	
  (FI)	
  

tutoring and assistance with homework through various after school and                                                                                      % ELL Students:      38%                      Asian	
  (AS)	
  

Saturday school programs. Edna Brewer is proud of the cultural diversity                                                                                                                 African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
  

represented by our students, staff, and community. We enthusiastically                                                                                                                                                          0%	
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welcome all parents to support the Edna Brewer community.
            PI Year:   4                      782
        1st Choice:    54%
                              200                                               800       1000
            API 08:    782    (800 = State Level Proficiency)
            API 09:    822
            API 10:    824                     White	
  (WH)	
  
            API 11:    812          Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
  
API Change 08-09:      7        Na=ve	
  American	
  (NA)	
  
API Change 09-10:      15            Mul=-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  
API Change 10-11:      -11                       La=no	
  (LA)	
  
 Total Enrollment:     806                      Filipino	
  (FI)	
  

  % ELL Students:      10%                        Asian	
  (AS)	
  

                                African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
  

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     Elmhurst Community Prep                                                                                                                               Frick
     Options code #54                                                                                                                                      Options code #40
     1800 98th Avenue, 94603 | 510-639-2888                                                                                                                2845 64th Avenue, 94605 | 510-729-7736
     http://www.elmhurstcommunityprep.org                                                                                                                  http://ousdms.ousd.k12.ca.us/frick
     Grades 6-8 | Special programs: ON, U                                                                                                                  Grades 6-8 | Special programs: A, ON
     Elmhurst Community Prep (ECP) is a small middle school serving grades                                                                                 Frick Middle School is a community-minded school made up of
     6-8. Located on 98th Avenue in East Oakland, the ECP Family is committed                                                                              academically- and socially-minded successful students. These kings and
     to promoting all students on a positive life trajectory and ensuring they                                                                             queens are focused on increasing their academic levels while becoming
     are prepared for A-G coursework in high school. At ECP, we base our                                                                                   more involved and aware in their community. Our API scores since 2005
     work on four theories of action: 1) High Expectations, 2) Collaboration,                                                                              have grown significantly and we show no signs of stopping. We love to
     3) Positive School Culture, and 4) Family Involvement. All students attend                                                                            recognize the accomplishments of our kings and queens and have rallies
     core academics in the morning (English, Math, Science, and History),                                                                                  at the end of the marking period to celebrate their hard work. Students
     choose an elective, and participate in an advisory class, where small                                                                                 on honor roll, the most dedicated and most improved, and students with
     groups of students meet with a teacher to build positive self-image,                                                                                  perfect attendance are all celebrated and recognized in front of their peers,
     strong study skills, and a sense of resiliency. In the afternoon, all students                                                                        teachers, and school staff. We have a new school-based health center in
     in grades 6-7 participate in extended learning time, where they work on                                                                               partnership with the East Bay Agency for Children, Native American Health
     homework with a trained volunteer, and choose two apprenticeships from                                                                                and the Alameda County Department of Behavioral Health that provides
     a list that includes businesses like Google, science-based work such as                                                                               physical and mental health services to the Frick community along with
     robotics, sports, and performing arts. While 8-5 is a long school day, we                                                                             other health-related services. We have a thriving AVID (Advancement
     believe that to prepare students for high school and college, we must all                                                                             Via Individual Determination) program that gives our students the tools
     be willing to stretch ourselves to build the future our students and their                                                                            and skills to be a successful college student in the future. College tours
     families deserve.                                                                                                                                     locally have given our AVID students a hands-on look at some of their
                 PI Year:                                                                                                                                  future college options, both public and private. Our after school program
                            3               782
             1st Choice:                                                                                                                                   gives students multiple enrichment activities, such as sports, art, youth
                            91%
                 API 08:
                                  200                                           800           1000                                                         development, and media arts in addition to academic support. Above all
                            641
                 API 09:
                                  (800 = State Level Proficiency)                                                                                          else, Principal Jerome Gourdine views each student as his own and truly
                            647
                 API 10:                                                                                                                                   creates a home away from home where every student can feel safe.
                            685                   White	
  (WH)	
  
                 API 11:    680         Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
                                                                                                   PI Year:   5                  782
     API Change 08-09:      -8      Na?ve	
  American	
  (NA)	
                                                                                                    1st Choice:    100%
                                                                                                                                                                                         200                                                        800         1000
     API Change 09-10:      44           Mul?-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
                                                                                                       API 08:    557
                                                                                                                                                                                         (800 = State Level Proficiency)
     API Change 10-11:      -4                      La?no	
  (LA)	
                                                                                                    API 09:    597
      Total Enrollment:     364                     Filipino	
  (FI)	
                                                                                                 API 10:    637                    White	
  (WH)	
  


       % ELL Students:      33%                      Asian	
  (AS)	
                                                                                                   API 11:    656
                                                                                                                                                                                               Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
  

                                                                                                                                                                                           Na>ve	
  American	
  (NA)	
  
                                    African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
                                                                                           API Change 08-09:      40            Mul>-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  


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     API Change 09-10:      51                       La>no	
  (LA)	
  

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Filipino	
  (FI)	
  
                                                                                                                                                           API Change 10-11:      23                        Asian	
  (AS)	
  

                                                                                                                                                            Total Enrollment:     430     African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
  


                                                                                                                                                             % ELL Students:      20%                                             0%	
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     Madison                                                                                                                                                           PI Year:   5                      782
     Options code #43                                                                                                                                              1st Choice:    99%
                                                                                                                                                                                         200                                                        800         1000
     400 Capistrano Drive, 94603 | 510-636-2701                                                                                                                        API 08:    619    (800 = State Level Proficiency)
     http://ousdms.ousd.k12.ca.us/madison                                                                                                                              API 09:    674
     Grades 6-8 | Special programs: B, A, N, ON, U, SP                                                                                                                 API 10:    728
                                                                                                                                                                                                               White	
  (WH)	
  
                                                                                                                                                                       API 11:    722
     Our school stands out for many reasons. We are one of the district’s models                                                                           API Change 08-09:      49
                                                                                                                                                                                                Pacific	
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     of a Full Service Community School, which means we have the capacity to                                                                               API Change 09-10:      66
                                                                                                                                                                                           Na?ve	
  American	
  (NA)	
  

     meet the needs of every child and family that comes to Madison. We have                                                                               API Change 10-11:      -4
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mul?-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  

     the highest API score out of all the middle schools in East Oakland at 722                                                                             Total Enrollment:     339
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  La?no	
  (LA)	
  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Filipino	
  (FI)	
  
     in 2011. We have produced acknowledgeable results with our students of                                                                                  % ELL Students:      35%                              Asian	
  (AS)	
  
     color and our student athletes. We host an extended day model, which
                                                                                                                                                                                           African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
  
     engages our students in active learning from 8:00am - 3:45pm. We also
     house an amazing after school program from 3:45pm - 6:00pm, which                                                                                                                                                                     0%	
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     includes academic and enrichments opportunities. Madison has a school-
     based health clinic on campus, and 1:1 computers in each classroom. If
     you are looking for a campus that supports the needs of the whole child
     and their families, complete with an exceptional education experience and
     consistently strong administration, Madison is the campus for you.


        SPECIAL PROGRAMS LEGEND                                                                                                                            ON . . . . Center on school site
        K2 . . . . . School-age care for grades Kindergarten through Second                                                                                OS. . . . . Center off school site
        K3 . . . . . School-age care for grades Kindergarten through Third                                                                                 PV. . . . . Private child care on or near site
        K5 . . . . . School-age care for grades Kindergarten through Fifth                                                                                 U. . . . . . Uniforms
        B . . . . . . Before-school care for school age students                                                                                           CA. . . . . Cantonese Bilingual Classes in some grades
        A . . . . . . After-school care for school age students                                                                                            VI . . . . . Vietnamese Bilingual Classes available in some grades
        F . . . . . . Full-day Pre-K Care                                                                                                                  SP . . . . . Spanish Bilingual Classes available in some grades
        M . . . . . Morning Pre-K Care                                                                                                                     DI . . . . . Spanish-English Dual Immersion Program
        N. . . . . . Newcomer Program
        P . . . . . . PM Pre-K Care
                                                                                                                                                           **
                                                                                                                                                                PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE **
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Montera                                                                                                                                                  Roosevelt
Options code #47                                                                                                                                         Options code #48
5555 Ascot Drive, 94611 | 510-531-6070                                                                                                                   1926 19th Avenue, 94606 | 510-879-2120
http://ousdms.ousd.k12.ca.us/montera                                                                                                                     http://ousdms.ousd.k12.ca.us/roosevelt
Grades 6-8 | Special programs: PV                                                                                                                        Grades 6-8 | Special programs: A, N, ON
Montera Middle School, built in 1959 and located on a nineteen acre site                                                                                 Roosevelt Middle School cares about all students and families. We
in Oakland’s Montclair District, provides a high-quality standards-based                                                                                 welcome everyone and we are an especially safe place for students for
curriculum for a diverse population of over 900 students. In cooperation                                                                                 whom English is not their first language. There have been many recent
with AC Transit, Montera attracts students from throughout the city                                                                                      changes and successes, including making it a safer place for students
of Oakland and beyond. Our feeder schools include neighborhood                                                                                           by stopping bullying, improving the facilities, increasing the focus on
schools, such as Joaquin Miller, Montclair, Carl B. Munck, and Thornhill.                                                                                preparing students for college and career, and achieving our greatest
Montera also attracts a significant number of students from almost all                                                                                   API gain in seven years. We have also started a new parent association,
elementary schools in Oakland, including private and charter schools. We                                                                                 which meets in English, Vietnamese, Spanish, and Cantonese. We have
welcome all students and their families to Montera where our mission                                                                                     several supports that ensure student happiness and success. There is a
is to provide a clean, safe, academic, social and culturally-responsive                                                                                  health clinic on campus with a nurse to provide health care and dental
learning environment. We believe in teaching to the whole child, keeping                                                                                 services. We also have on-site therapists for students who need mental
in mind the social and emotional development as well as the academic                                                                                     health services. Additionally, there are mediators and mentors to help
success of each child. The middle school years are a time for our young                                                                                  students learn how to deal with conflict in a healthy way. Teachers and
adults to explore choices, build trust, and develop relationships with                                                                                   staff members also meet regularly with parents when their children are
peers as well as adults. It has been the tradition of Montera to offer a                                                                                 struggling in school. We offer support to families so that they can partner
program that stresses excellence and diversity in scope and content.                                                                                     with us to help their children succeed. We have monthly family nights,
This has resulted in our students’ academic performance being above                                                                                      where we provide dinner and an opportunity for families to learn about
district, state and national standards and targets. This tradition has                                                                                   important topics like getting into college. We have a full-time staff person
been maintained because of the intense level of parent involvement and                                                                                   dedicated to working with families called the family advocate. For Medi-
support, a consistent and dedicated teaching faculty, and a student body                                                                                 Cal eligible families, we also provide free income tax assistance and legal
that is willing to meet the challenge of Montera’s high expectations. A                                                                                  services. Roosevelt is a place that welcomes all students and families and
majority of our students are involved with the visual and performing arts.                                                                               we look forward to serving your child.
A variety of clubs, sports, and activities are held before and after school,
                                                                                                                                                                     PI Year:   5              782
as well as during lunch, to provide an appropriate social environment.
                                                                                                                                                                 1st Choice:    100%
Our vision and commitment is to maintain high academic standards and                                                                                                                   200                                           800            1000
                                                                                                                                                                     API 08:    651
expectations to assure that each student will develop and realize his or                                                                                                               (800 = State Level Proficiency)
                                                                                                                                                                     API 09:    642
her fullest potential and to ensure all students have equal access to a
                                                                                                                                                                     API 10:    630
broad standards-based curriculum in an environment that fosters dignity                                                                                                                                White	
  (WH)	
  
                                                                                                                                                                     API 11:    638
and respect for all.                                                                                                                                                                         Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
  
                                                                                                                                                         API Change 08-09:      -20
                                                                                                                                                                                         Na=ve	
  American	
  (NA)	
  
            PI Year:   n/a                  782                                                                                                          API Change 09-10:      -9
                                                                                                                                                                                              Mul=-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  
        1st Choice:    72%                                                                                                                               API Change 10-11:      11
                              200                                           800         1000                                                                                                             La=no	
  (LA)	
  
            API 08:    794    (800 = State Level Proficiency)
                                                                                                                                                          Total Enrollment:     699                      Filipino	
  (FI)	
  
            API 09:    814                                                                                                                                 % ELL Students:      36%                       Asian	
  (AS)	
  
            API 10:    830                    White	
  (WH)	
                                                                                                                            African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
  
            API 11:    809          Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
                                                                                                                                                                0%	
     5%	
   10%	
   15%	
   20%	
   25%	
   30%	
   35%	
   40%	
   45%	
  
API Change 08-09:      11       Na=ve	
  American	
  (NA)	
  
API Change 09-10:      32            Mul=-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  
API Change 10-11:      -21                      La=no	
  (LA)	
  
 Total Enrollment:     918                      Filipino	
  (FI)	
  

  % ELL Students:      5%                        Asian	
  (AS)	
  

                                African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
  

                                                                       0%	
     5%	
   10%	
   15%	
   20%	
   25%	
   30%	
   35%	
   40%	
   45%	
  




Roots International Academy                                                                                                                                          PI Year:   4              782
Options code #57                                                                                                                                                 1st Choice:    86%
                                                                                                                                                                                       200                                           800            1000
1390 66th Avenue, 94621 | 510-639-3226                                                                                                                               API 08:    570    (800 = State Level Proficiency)
http://ousdms.ousd.k12.ca.us/roots                                                                                                                                   API 09:    575
Grades 6-8 | Special programs: B, A, U                                                                                                                               API 10:    593
                                                                                                                                                                     API 11:    631                    White	
  (WH)	
  
Roots International Academy (RIA) is a small 6-8 middle school at the                                                                                    API Change 08-09:      -3           Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
  

shared Havenscourt site. Our motto is, “I know where I come from; I                                                                                      API Change 09-10:      20       Na?ve	
  American	
  (NA)	
  

know where I’m going.” Our goal is to create an enriching educational                                                                                    API Change 10-11:      38            Mul?-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  

environment where students learn respect and appreciation for culture                                                                                     Total Enrollment:     366
                                                                                                                                                                                                         La?no	
  (LA)	
  

and diversity. At RIA, students reach academic excellence by engaging in                                                                                   % ELL Students:      36%
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Filipino	
  (FI)	
  

hands-on activities that teach skills, content, and critical thinking. To build                                                                                                                           Asian	
  (AS)	
  

students’ passion for learning, we include cultural topics, music, dance,                                                                                                                African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
  

experiments, and projects into our lessons. We provide after school                                                                                                                                                             0%	
      10%	
      20%	
     30%	
     40%	
      50%	
     60%	
     70%	
  

opportunities where students will have access to tutoring and other
enrichment experiences, such as sports, photography, dance, and art. Our
small environment allows us to know every student personally. Knowing
each child allows us to monitor his / her academic success and maintain
a safe and orderly campus. Ultimately, we aim to produce students with
high academic achievement who are self-confident, responsible, and
respectful.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11
     United for Success                                                                                                                               Urban Promise Academy
     Options code #53                                                                                                                                 Options code #50
     2101 35th Avenue, 94601 | 510-535-3880                                                                                                           3031 East 18th Street, 94601 | 510-436-3636
     http://ousdms.ousd.k12.ca.us/ufs                                                                                                                 http://www.urbanpromiseacademy.org
     Grades 6-8 | Special programs: A, N, ON, U                                                                                                       Grades 6-8 | Special programs: B, A, N, U
     United for Success Academy is a small school in the Fruitvale Community                                                                          Urban Promise Academy - developing scholars, artists, and warriors - was
     of Oakland. Our mission is to interrupt the inequities in our community                                                                          started by teachers, parents, and community organizations. Its original
     by ensuring that all students are academically and socially prepared for                                                                         design focused on safety and inclusion as the first step to establishing a
     success in high school and beyond. In order to achieve our mission, we                                                                           culture of learning. This led to relevant curriculum with arts integrated
     have partnered with the community to offer services to supplement our                                                                            in-depth projects. Parent and community involvement in academics
     academic program. We offer an extensive after school program open                                                                                is an integral part of what we stand for. Urban Promise Academy is an
     to everyone, a health clinic on site with dental services, on-site mental                                                                        Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound school, which means we employ
     health providers, academic counselor, young men’s groups, a family                                                                               active pedagogy and use learning expeditions to provide the framework
     center that is open daily, parent education classes, and much more.                                                                              for all students to excel. Our strong after school program includes
     Additionally, we work together to create a vision in service to our mission:                                                                     enrichment classes from dance to web design as well as academic support
     1) Achieve Academically - students are strong readers and writers,                                                                               and homework center. Urban Promise Academy currently serves over 300
     algebra-ready, and technologically proficient. They learn and demonstrate                                                                        students in grades six through eight. We provide students with leadership
     their understanding in holistic and varied ways; 2) Uphold Community -                                                                           opportunities and prepare them for college track courses in high school.
     students are engaged in positive, healthy relationships at school and in
                                                                                                                                                                  PI Year:   5                  782
     the greater Fruitvale community. Students celebrate and embrace their
                                                                                                                                                              1st Choice:    65%
     rich diversity of identities and experiences; 3) Create Solutions - students                                                                                                   200                                           800          1000
                                                                                                                                                                  API 08:    645
     are critical thinkers who are intellectually curious, advocate for their                                                                                                       (800 = State Level Proficiency)
                                                                                                                                                                  API 09:    694
     own learning, apply their learning and engage in inquiry/problem-solving
                                                                                                                                                                  API 10:    734
     cycles; and 4) Unfold as Leaders - students are leaders who utilize their                                                                                                                      White	
  (WH)	
  
                                                                                                                                                                  API 11:    748
     voice, talents, and creativity to advocate for themselves and others and to                                                                                                          Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
  
                                                                                                                                                      API Change 08-09:      36
     bring about positive social change in the school and community.                                                                                                                  NaAve	
  American	
  (NA)	
  
                                                                                                                                                      API Change 09-10:      42            MulA-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  
                 PI Year:   4            782                                                                                                          API Change 10-11:      15                       LaAno	
  (LA)	
  
             1st Choice:    89%                                                                                                                        Total Enrollment:     314                      Filipino	
  (FI)	
  
                                  200                                           800        1000
                 API 08:    n/a   (800 = State Level Proficiency)
                                                                                                                                                        % ELL Students:      50%                       Asian	
  (AS)	
  
                 API 09:    570                                                                                                                                                       African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
  
                 API 10:    608                                                                                                                                                                                              0%	
   10%	
   20%	
   30%	
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   50%	
   60%	
   70%	
   80%	
   90%	
  100%	
  
                                                  White	
  (WH)	
  
                 API 11:    597         Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
  
     API Change 08-09:      n/a     Na@ve	
  American	
  (NA)	
  
     API Change 09-10:      41           Mul@-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  
     API Change 10-11:      -9                      La@no	
  (LA)	
  
      Total Enrollment:     419                     Filipino	
  (FI)	
  
       % ELL Students:      49%                      Asian	
  (AS)	
  

                                    African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
  

                                                                           0%	
     10%	
   20%	
   30%	
   40%	
   50%	
   60%	
   70%	
   80%	
  




     Westlake                                                                                                                                                     PI Year:   5                 782
     Options code #51                                                                                                                                         1st Choice:    100%
                                                                                                                                                                                    200                                           800          1000
     2629 Harrison Street, 94612 | 510-879-2130                                                                                                                   API 08:    680    (800 = State Level Proficiency)
     http://ousdms.ousd.k12.ca.us/westlake                                                                                                                        API 09:    716
     Grades 6-8 | Special programs: A, N, ON, U                                                                                                                   API 10:    694
                                                                                                                                                                                                    White	
  (WH)	
  
                                                                                                                                                                  API 11:    711
     Westlake Middle School first opened its doors to students in the fall                                                                            API Change 08-09:      16
                                                                                                                                                                                          Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
  

     of 1928 as one of the first middle schools in Oakland. In our 83 years                                                                           API Change 09-10:      2
                                                                                                                                                                                      Na>ve	
  American	
  (NA)	
  

     here, we have educated many illustrious Oaklanders, including such                                                                               API Change 10-11:      22
                                                                                                                                                                                           Mul>-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  

     luminaries as the Honorable Ron Dellums, baseball hall of famer Frank                                                                             Total Enrollment:     626
                                                                                                                                                                                                      La>no	
  (LA)	
  

     Robinson, NBA all-star Brian Shaw, singers the Pointer Sisters, esteemed                                                                           % ELL Students:      19%
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Filipino	
  (FI)	
  

     educators Caroline and Gary Yee, and many more, including our current                                                                                                                             Asian	
  (AS)	
  

     students and recent graduates. At Westlake Middle School, we live by the                                                                                                         African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
  


     Westlake Way, which was designed and written by Westlake students.                                                                                                                                                      0%	
        10%	
        20%	
         30%	
        40%	
        50%	
         60%	
  

     The acronym RESPECT delineates and reinforces the commitment of the
     entire Westlake Family, including students, teachers, administrators, and
     parents, to education and the betterment of our Oakland community. This
     commitment has resulted in one of the highest test score improvements
     in Oakland last year. Our Eagle Village Youth Family and Community
     Center (EVCCYFS) is a non-profit organization specifically created to
     ensure that Westlake is an effective Full Service Community School. We
     maintain our family atmosphere throughout the school by providing a
     parent resource center with computer classes, legal advice, and more.
     Additionally, the EVCCYFS provides mental health services to over 200
     students by coordinating our eighteen counselors. EVCCYFS also oversees
     our after school program, which has been selected by the state board of
     education as the model for after school programs, providing affinity clubs
     such as science, soccer, entrepreneurship, and many more. A homework
     center that is proctored by teachers is also available to all students.

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West Oakland Middle School                                                             PI Year:   1            782
Options code #59                                                                   1st Choice:    100%   200                                          800         1000
991 14th Street, 94607 | 510-874-6788                                                  API 08:    576*   (800 = State Level Proficiency)
Grades 6-8 | Special programs: A, U                                                    API 09:    698
                                                                                       API 10:    617
West Oakland Middle School is a STEM school focused on building                        API 11:    574                    White	
  (WH)	
  

children from the inside out. We are preparing students for high school    API Change 08-09:                   Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
  
                                                                                                  111
and college as we create an environment that is supportive and nurturing   API Change 09-10:               NaAve	
  American	
  (NA)	
  
                                                                                                  -70
for students, families, and the community. We have a Math, Science,        API Change 10-11:
                                                                                                                MulA-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  
                                                                                                  -42
and Technology focus that is preparing our students for the world of        Total Enrollment:
                                                                                                                           LaAno	
  (LA)	
  
                                                                                                  155
tomorrow.                                                                    % ELL Students:
                                                                                                                           Filipino	
  (FI)	
  
                                                                                                  13%                       Asian	
  (AS)	
  

                                                                                                           African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
  

                                                                                                                                                  0%	
   10%	
   20%	
   30%	
   40%	
   50%	
   60%	
   70%	
   80%	
   90%	
  


                                                                           * API is calculated for a small school, defined as having between 11 and 99
                                                                           valid test scores




  SPECIAL PROGRAMS LEGEND                                                  ON . . . . Center on school site
  K2 . . . . . School-age care for grades Kindergarten through Second      OS. . . . . Center off school site
  K3 . . . . . School-age care for grades Kindergarten through Third       PV. . . . . Private child care on or near site
  K5 . . . . . School-age care for grades Kindergarten through Fifth       U. . . . . . Uniforms
  B . . . . . . Before-school care for school age students                 CA. . . . . Cantonese Bilingual Classes in some grades
  A . . . . . . After-school care for school age students                  VI . . . . . Vietnamese Bilingual Classes available in some grades
  F . . . . . . Full-day Pre-K Care                                        SP . . . . . Spanish Bilingual Classes available in some grades
  M . . . . . Morning Pre-K Care                                           DI . . . . . Spanish-English Dual Immersion Program
  N. . . . . . Newcomer Program
  P . . . . . . PM Pre-K Care
                                                                           **
                                                                                PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE **

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   13
     High Schools
     CASTLEMONT HIGH SCHOOL                                                                   PI Year:   n/a                           n/a
     Options code #301                                                                    1st Choice:    100%
                                                                                                                200                                          800           1000
     8601 MacArthur Boulevard, 94605 | 510-639-1466                                           API 08:    n/a    (800 = State Level Proficiency)
     Grades 9-12 | Special programs: none                                                     API 09:    n/a
                                                                                              API 10:    n/a
     2012 will mark the reopening of a single comprehensive high school on                    API 11:    n/a
                                                                                                                                White	
  (WH)	
  

     the Castlemont Campus, which celebrates and honors the rich legacy           API Change 08-09:      n/a
                                                                                                                      Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
  

     of the East Oakland community. Rooted in the core values of kinship,         API Change 09-10:      n/a
                                                                                                                  Na=ve	
  American	
  (NA)	
  

     resilience, passion, and hard work, Castlemont High School will partner      API Change 10-11:      n/a
                                                                                                                       Mul=-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  

                                                                                                                                  La=no	
  (LA)	
  
     with families to work toward the goal of having all students graduate         Total Enrollment:     572                      Filipino	
  (FI)	
  
     UC/CSU-eligible. Through our partnership with College Board, we                % ELL Students:      22%                       Asian	
  (AS)	
  
     offer a multitude of Advanced Placement courses in all content areas.
                                                                                                                  African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
  
     Additionally, Castlemont offers English Language Development courses
                                                                                                                                                         0%	
   5%	
   10%	
   15%	
   20%	
   25%	
   30%	
   35%	
   40%	
   45%	
   50%	
  
     and a rich variety of elective courses in the visual and performing
     arts, digital media arts, technology, and sustainable urban design. The
     Freshman Prep Academy (FPA) at Castlemont offers a robust academic
     program that is a transitional bridge from middle school to high School.
     Students in FPA will complete four A-G courses in their 9th grade year,
     preparing them for success throughout high school. Our after school
     program offers tutoring and homework support to students, enrichment
     programming in the arts, internship programming, and a strong athletics
     program. Finally, Castlemont has a strategic partnership with Youth
     Uprising and Children’s Hospital, providing students with the wrap-around
     services through the Full Service Community School model, ensuring that
     all students are safe, healthy, and engaged. As mentioned before, starting
     in the 2012-13 school year, Castlemont High School will reopen as a single
     comprehensive high school. The following are the historical API scores of
     the previous programs that existed on the Castlemont Campus:
     Business Information & Technology:
     528 (2008), 527 (2009), 512 (2010), 544 (2011)
     East Oakland School of the Arts:
     481 (2008), 554 (2009), 535 (2010), 614 (2011)
     Leadership Preparatory High:
     523 (2008), 516 (2009), 529 (2010), 584 (2011)
     Freshman Prep Academy:
     API scores were not applicable.




       SPECIAL PROGRAMS LEGEND                                                    ON . . . . Center on school site
       K2 . . . . . School-age care for grades Kindergarten through Second        OS. . . . . Center off school site
       K3 . . . . . School-age care for grades Kindergarten through Third         PV. . . . . Private child care on or near site
       K5 . . . . . School-age care for grades Kindergarten through Fifth         U. . . . . . Uniforms
       B . . . . . . Before-school care for school age students                   CA. . . . . Cantonese Bilingual Classes in some grades
       A . . . . . . After-school care for school age students                    VI . . . . . Vietnamese Bilingual Classes available in some grades
       F . . . . . . Full-day Pre-K Care                                          SP . . . . . Spanish Bilingual Classes available in some grades
       M . . . . . Morning Pre-K Care                                             DI . . . . . Spanish-English Dual Immersion Program
       N. . . . . . Newcomer Program
       P . . . . . . PM Pre-K Care
                                                                                  **
                                                                                       PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE **


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FREMONT HIGH SCHOOL                                                                                                                           LIFE ACADEMY
Options code #302                                                                                                                             Options code #15
4610 Foothill Boulevard, 94601 | 510-434-5357                                                                                                 2101 35th Avenue, 94601 | 510-534-0282
Grades 9-12 | Special programs: none                                                                                                          http://www.lifeacademyoakland.org
                                                                                                                                              Grades 6 and 9-12 | Special programs: none
The Fremont campus is being transformed from three separate schools
into a vibrant and nurturing school which maximizes the potential of all                                                                      Do you find yourself interested in shows like CSI or ER? Do you see
our students in achieving academic, social, and personal excellence. We                                                                       yourself as someday working in the medical field as a doctor or a nurse?
make all school decisions and actions to promote campus safety and the                                                                        Life Academy of Health and Bioscience is guided by our mission to
enduring well-being of all in a diverse and productive environment. We                                                                        improve opportunities for Oakland students in the fields of medicine,
have extraordinary teachers and staff who care deeply about promoting                                                                         mental health, biotechnology, and science. We have successfully
each student’s academic excellence, accountability, proactiveness, and                                                                        graduated most of our seniors with nearly all of them attending college.
social responsibility. We value each student and provide individualized                                                                       We teach through challenging projects and hands-on activities that
attention to further develop his / her strengths and meet his / her needs.                                                                    have connections to teenage issues. We have the most technologically-
In doing this, we offer many opportunities and support, in and out of the                                                                     advanced science program in Oakland; we can do anything from DNA
classroom including: wrap-around services for 9th graders; engaging and                                                                       testing to computerized heart evaluations. We also have a college
relevant curriculum, tutoring, counseling, medical services, intervention                                                                     counseling center, community partnerships, summer programs,
programs and extracurricular activities; opportunities to join Architecture,                                                                  internships with biotech companies and Oakland Children’s Hospital, and
Law and Public Service or Media academies; internships in real world work                                                                     exciting field trips to places like Point Reyes, Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe
places including: Architecture, Construction, Law and Public Service and                                                                      and Yosemite. Come join us and learn at Life Academy High School. All
Media; college preparatory Advisory curriculum and an array of other                                                                          students at Life Academy are automatically a part of the Life Academy of
college support programs including Upward Bound, College Summit and                                                                           Health and Bioscience pathway.
Mills Educational Talent Search; an on-site health clinic including medical,
                                                                                                                                                          PI Year:   1              n/a
social, and emotional counseling services; English Language Learner
                                                                                                                                                      1st Choice:    37%
support, Newcomer program, ELD classes, and literacy support; Oakland                                                                                                      200                                          800          1000
                                                                                                                                                          API 08:    635
Athletic League (OAL) Sports including football, basketball, soccer,                                                                                                       (800 = State Level Proficiency)
                                                                                                                                                          API 09:    659
volleyball, softball, baseball, badminton, cheerleading, and wrestling; a
                                                                                                                                                          API 10:    662
variety of after school activities including academic tutoring in all subject
                                                                                                                                                          API 11:    658                   White	
  (WH)	
  
areas; award-winning newspaper; student leadership that participates
                                                                                                                                              API Change 08-09:      24          Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
  
in the district student council, campus planning activities, and impact
                                                                                                                                              API Change 09-10:      2       NaAve	
  American	
  (NA)	
  
campus policy; a network of alumni support; overnight fieldtrips and
                                                                                                                                              API Change 10-11:      -1           MulA-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  
other study tour opportunities; eight computer labs; opportunities to
                                                                                                                                               Total Enrollment:     267                     LaAno	
  (LA)	
  

help plan a $70 million dollar school renovation project; and finally, the                                                                                                                   Filipino	
  (FI)	
  
                                                                                                                                                % ELL Students:      35%
opportunity for parent involvement including volunteering, participating                                                                                                                      Asian	
  (AS)	
  

in social and cultural events, and having an authentic voice on campus.                                                                                                      African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
  

Fremont High School is also one of three district high schools that provide                                                                                                                                         0%	
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   60%	
   70%	
   80%	
   90%	
  

explicit services to Newcomer English Learner Students. These services
include: support for students to be able to comprehend and be successful
in their understanding of grade level content; support to acquire the
English language; a course sequence that helps students satisfy college
entry requirements; and specialized support for students and families to
help understand and maneuver the U.S. Education system. As mentioned
above, starting in the 2012-13 school year, Fremont High School will
reopen as a single high school. The following are the historical API scores
of the previous programs that existed on the Fremont Campus:
College Prep & Architecture Academy:
638 (2008), 582 (2009), 606 (2010), 613 (2011)
Mandela High School:
529 (2008), 557 (2009), 537 (2010), 539 (2011)
Media College Prep:
521 (2008), 600 (2009), 620 (2010), 613 (2011)
            PI Year:   n/a                           n/a
        1st Choice:    100%
                              200                                           800         1000
            API 08:    n/a    (800 = State Level Proficiency)
            API 09:    n/a
            API 10:    n/a
                                              White	
  (WH)	
  
            API 11:    n/a          Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
  
API Change 08-09:      n/a      Na>ve	
  American	
  (NA)	
  
API Change 09-10:      n/a           Mul>-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  
API Change 10-11:      n/a                      La>no	
  (LA)	
  
 Total Enrollment:     966                      Filipino	
  (FI)	
  
  % ELL Students:      31%                       Asian	
  (AS)	
  

                                African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
  

                                                                       0%	
       10%	
     20%	
     30%	
     40%	
     50%	
     60%	
  




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     MCCLYMONDS HIGH SCHOOL                                                                                                                                          Global Trade Academy at McClymonds High School
     Options code #10                                                                                                                                                Options code #11
     2607 Myrtle Street, 94607 | 510-879-3033                                                                                                                        2607 Myrtle Street, 94607 | 510-879-3033
     http://ousdhs.ousd.k12.ca.us/mcclymonds                                                                                                                         Grades 10-12
     Grades 9-12 | Special programs: none
                                                                                                                                                                     The Global Trade Academy (GTA) has partnered with the Port of
     McClymonds High School will embrace the rich cultural and historical                                                                                            Oakland and many local industry partners to introduce careers in trade,
     experiences of West Oakland and continue to build a network of                                                                                                  transportation, and logistics to high school students. Within GTA, we
     graduates who contribute to this community through service and                                                                                                  connect the industry with what students experience in the classroom in
     activism. We will provide an environment that values and honors all                                                                                             order to give high school students an engaging learning experience. These
     individuals, our collective histories, and our shared and diverse cultures                                                                                      programs demonstrate industry commitment to students, parents, and
     within a positive school climate marked by high expectations, academic                                                                                          local neighborhoods and support the development of a skilled body of
     rigor, access to innovative technology, and relevant curriculum. Students                                                                                       students prepared for both college and career.
     will be empowered to be change agents and critical thinkers with the
                                                                                                                                                                              1st Choice: n/a
     ability to problem solve and positively impact communities.
                 PI Year:   5            n/a
             1st Choice:    100%
                                   200                                          800           1000
                 API 08:    552
                                   (800 = State Level Proficiency)
                 API 09:    544
                 API 10:    530                    White	
  (WH)	
  
                 API 11:    519          Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
  
     API Change 08-09:      -9       NaAve	
  American	
  (NA)	
  
     API Change 09-10:      -16           MulA-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  
     API Change 10-11:      -6                       LaAno	
  (LA)	
  
      Total Enrollment:     257                      Filipino	
  (FI)	
  
       % ELL Students:      2%                        Asian	
  (AS)	
  

                                     African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
  

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       SPECIAL PROGRAMS LEGEND                                                                                                                                       ON . . . . Center on school site
       K2 . . . . . School-age care for grades Kindergarten through Second                                                                                           OS. . . . . Center off school site
       K3 . . . . . School-age care for grades Kindergarten through Third                                                                                            PV. . . . . Private child care on or near site
       K5 . . . . . School-age care for grades Kindergarten through Fifth                                                                                            U. . . . . . Uniforms
       B . . . . . . Before-school care for school age students                                                                                                      CA. . . . . Cantonese Bilingual Classes in some grades
       A . . . . . . After-school care for school age students                                                                                                       VI . . . . . Vietnamese Bilingual Classes available in some grades
       F . . . . . . Full-day Pre-K Care                                                                                                                             SP . . . . . Spanish Bilingual Classes available in some grades
       M . . . . . Morning Pre-K Care                                                                                                                                DI . . . . . Spanish-English Dual Immersion Program
       N. . . . . . Newcomer Program
       P . . . . . . PM Pre-K Care
                                                                                                                                                                     **
                                                                                                                                                                          PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE **


16
OAKLAND HIGH SCHOOL                                                                                                                                       relevant and strives to help students understand how the skills they are
Options code #12                                                                                                                                          learning in the classroom may be applied in everyday life.
1023 MacArthur Boulevard, 94610 | 510-879-3040                                                                                                                   1st Choice: n/a
http://ousdhs.ousd.k12.ca.us/oaklandhigh
Grades 9-12 | Special programs: none
The goal of Oakland High School is to provide an excellent education to                                                                                   Public Health Academy at Oakland High School
all students in a safe environment so that each student has a foundation                                                                                  Options code #39
for pursuing personal and social growth and high academic achievement.                                                                                    1023 MacArthur Boulevard, 94610 | 510-879-3040
We offer a high-quality college preparatory program and routinely send                                                                                    Grades 10-12
out graduates to notable public and private universities. Many of our                                                                                     Oakland High School’s Public Health Academy is a three-year program
students go on to attend a four-year college. An additional strength of                                                                                   that focuses on academic rigor and education planning towards careers
our school is our student leadership program. Oakland High School is a                                                                                    in public health and policy. Public health problems involve complex and
place where students can develop the skills to become leaders in their                                                                                    interrelated social, behavioral, legal, medical, and economic issues.
generation. We have an active student government and leadership                                                                                           Graduates of the Public Health Academy will develop and implement
class that not only plans activities, but also helps the school set policies.                                                                             interventions to improve the health and education outcomes of their own
Oakland High students will also have the opportunity to express their                                                                                     communities, while being introduced to the growing field of public health
school spirit by participating in activities, clubs, and interscholastic sports.                                                                          and policy.
All students attend homecoming and rallies and there are also over forty
student clubs and organizations. Oakland High School is also one of three                                                                                        1st Choice: n/a
district high schools that provide explicit services to Newcomer English
Learner Students. These services include: support for students to be able
to comprehend and be successful in their understanding of grade level                                                                                     Visual Arts & Academics Magnet Program at Oakland
content; support to acquire the English language; a course sequence that                                                                                  High School
helps students satisfy college entry requirements; and specialized support                                                                                Options code #13
for students and families to help understand and maneuver the U.S.                                                                                        1023 MacArthur Boulevard, 94610 | 510-879-3040
Education system.                                                                                                                                         Grades 10-12
            PI Year:   5                n/a                                                                                                               The Visual Arts & Academics Magnet Program at Oakland High School,
        1st Choice:    100%    200                                           800          1000                                                            known as VAAMP, is an award-winning “School-within-a-school.” Since
            API 08:    629     (800 = State Level Proficiency)                                                                                            1991, VAAMP has attracted students with its strong visual art career focus
            API 09:    633                                                                                                                                and college preparatory program. The program is broad, yet rigorous,
            API 10:    649                                                                                                                                so that students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to make
                                               White	
  (WH)	
  
            API 11:    652                                                                                                                                informed career and post-high school choices. Students select art courses
                                     Pacific	
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API Change 08-09:      3                                                                                                                                  from their area of interest including fine art, mural painting, fashion
                                 Na=ve	
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API Change 09-10:      14             Mul=-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  
                                                                                                                                                          design, and photography.
API Change 10-11:      3                         La=no	
  (LA)	
                                                                                                 1st Choice: 100%
 Total Enrollment:     1,746                     Filipino	
  (FI)	
  
  % ELL Students:      19%                        Asian	
  (AS)	
  

                                 African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
  

                                                                        0%	
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Environmental Science Academy at Oakland High School
Options code #14
1023 MacArthur Boulevard, 94610 | 510-879-3040
Grades 10-12
The Environmental Science Academy at Oakland High School provides a
School-to-Career Partnership Academy program for 10th, 11th, and 12th
grade students. The program provides strong academic preparation in
Science, Math, and English. The Academy will prepare students to pursue
a broad range of technical and service careers in the environmental
sciences.
        1st Choice: 100%


Project Lead the Way at Oakland High School
Options code #38
1023 MacArthur Boulevard, 94610 | 510-879-3040
Grades 10-12
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a national non-profit organization
that partners with middle schools and high schools to implement a
curriculum that is developed and imparted by teachers whose training
emphasizes hands-on experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering,
and Mathematics (STEM) in an effort to prepare students for academic
and professional success in these disciplines. PLTW aims to encourage an
increasingly diverse group of students to consider careers as engineers in
an effort to enable the United States to compete favorably in the global
economy. PLTW’s approach is to utilize activities-, project-, and problem-
based learning centers on hands-on projects and translate them into
real-world applications. The curriculum makes mathematics and science

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       17
     OAKLAND TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL                                                                                                                             Fashion Art and Design Academy at Oakland Technical
     Options code #16                                                                                                                                          High School
     4351 Broadway, 94611 | 510-879-3050                                                                                                                       Options code #29
     http://oaklandtech.com                                                                                                                                    5263 Broadway Terrace, 94618 | 510-654-7116
     Grades 9-12 | Special programs: none                                                                                                                      Grades 10-12
     In a peaceful and respectful environment, all Tech students will acquire                                                                                  Fashion Art and Design Academy (FADA) integrates the arts into the
     the skills needed to be productive citizens and lifelong learners. Oakland                                                                                core curriculum to provide a creative, hands-on method of learning. The
     Technical High School (known familiarly as “Tech”) is located on twelve                                                                                   program is also designed to strengthen the development of students
     acres in North Oakland. There are a total of seventy-seven classrooms,                                                                                    as critical thinkers, self-aware individuals, and positive members of
     five computer labs, a library, and health clinic. Oakland Tech has a long                                                                                 their communities. The key to this work is the emphasis on family and
     history of offering innovative, rigorous, and supportive programs and                                                                                     community partnerships and the development of student voice and
     continues to work on improving its program. Our vision for Oakland                                                                                        responsibility. At FADA, the learning priorities are student literacy, skills
     Tech is that all students, staff, and parents will work cooperatively and                                                                                 in critical thinking, self-awareness, and community involvement. A
     communicate respectfully in a peaceful, safe, and clean environment; all                                                                                  student who is fluent and comfortable with the written and spoken word,
     students will strive to achieve high expectations, meet solid academic                                                                                    technology, contemporary culture, diversity, history, media, mathematics,
     standards, and have equal access to an enriching curriculum that will                                                                                     science, the arts, and the environment demonstrates literacy at FADA.
     enable them to reach their highest potential; and that all students will                                                                                  We teach students to take this core knowledge and use it for reflection,
     graduate with transferable skills in academic, vocational, and social                                                                                     application, and action. Our staff, in combination with families and the
     development for college, quality jobs, or career education.                                                                                               community, helps guide and support the development of students as
                 PI Year:   5                  n/a                                                                                                             scholars and responsible citizens. FADA features classes in fashion design,
             1st Choice:    93%                                                                                                                                visual arts, and graphic design for 10th - 12th graders. Our academy
                                    200                                           800         1000
                 API 08:    622                                                                                                                                incorporates many hallmarks of the high school reform movement, such
                                    (800 = State Level Proficiency)
                 API 09:    643                                                                                                                                as creating a close, family-like atmosphere, integrating academic and
                 API 10:    686                     White	
  (WH)	
  
                                                                                                                                                               career technical education, and establishing business partnerships. The
                 API 11:    706           Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
  
                                                                                                                                                               three-year program provides students with a project-based curriculum,
     API Change 08-09:      21        Na=ve	
  American	
  (NA)	
  
                                                                                                                                                               a mentor program, classroom speakers, field trips, and exploration of
     API Change 09-10:      41             Mul=-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  
                                                                                                                                                               college and career options through job shadowing and internships.
     API Change 10-11:      21                        La=no	
  (LA)	
                                                                                          Oakland Tech will expand to include the Far West campus as a satellite
      Total Enrollment:     1,875                     Filipino	
  (FI)	
                                                                                       Fashion Art and Design Academy in the 2012-13 school year. Students at
       % ELL Students:      9%                         Asian	
  (AS)	
                                                                                         Oakland Tech will have the choice to attend the Fashion Art and Design
                                      African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
                                                                                             Academy at the Far West campus.
                                                                             0%	
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                                                                                                                                                                       1st Choice: 100%

     Computer Science and Technology Academy at Oakland                                                                                                        Green Academy at Oakland Technical High School
     Technical High School                                                                                                                                     Options code #36
     Options code #18                                                                                                                                          4351 Broadway, 94611 | 510-879-3050
     4351 Broadway, 94611 | 510-879-3050                                                                                                                       Grades 10-12
     Grades 10-12                                                                                                                                              The Green Academy prepares students for participation in the energy
     The Computer Science and Technology Academy at Oakland Technical                                                                                          sector of the new green economy, with academic and practical training
     High School is for students who enjoy using computers, want to learn                                                                                      in the sciences. Through partnerships with researchers and practitioners
     more about them, and / or are interested in developing a career in the                                                                                    of sustainable energy, students will participate in applying the concepts
     rapidly expanding computer industry. Our students acquire skills and                                                                                      of green energy and be prepared for both further academic training
     concepts in areas such as computer programming in JAVA and SQL,                                                                                           and employment. Features of the academy include field trips involving
     computer networking, data modeling, database design, Web page design,                                                                                     environmental research and developments in green technology, hands-on
     computer applications, and computer graphics. Our program challenges                                                                                      curriculum, mentors, job-shadowing, summer internships, and projects at
     students to go beyond their expectations.                                                                                                                 Oakland Tech to make the campus more green.
             1st Choice: 93%                                                                                                                                           1st Choice: n/a

     BioTech Academy at Oakland Technical High School                                                                                                          Health and Bioscience Academy at Oakland Technical
     Options code #19                                                                                                                                          High School
     4351 Broadway, 94611 | 510-879-3050                                                                                                                       Options code #17
     Grades 10-12                                                                                                                                              4351 Broadway, 94611 | 510-879-3050
     The BioTech Academy helps youth successfully navigate the worlds of work,                                                                                 Grades 10-12
     school, and life while specifically training them for technical positions in                                                                              The Oakland Tech Health and Bioscience Academy has been helping
     bioscience, a growth industry that offers well-paid jobs and opportunities                                                                                students prepare for careers in health and biology since 1984. We have
     for career advancement and continued education after high school.                                                                                         active partnerships with local hospitals, health service organizations,
                                                                                                                                                               and professional schools that provide opportunities for field trips, guest
             1st Choice: n/a
                                                                                                                                                               speakers, college student mentors, internships, and health-related service
                                                                                                                                                               projects. Our success as a program and our partnerships with health care
     Engineering Academy at Oakland Technical High School                                                                                                      have been built on bringing together a diverse group of students around a
     Options code #20
                                                                                                                                                               shared interest in our community’s health.
     4351 Broadway, 94611 | 510-879-3050
     Grades 10-12                                                                                                                                                      1st Choice: 93%
     The Engineering Academy at Oakland Technical High School offers an
     innovative and rigorous project-based curriculum for students interested
     in mathematics and science. The Academy’s goal is for students to master
     physics mechanics by pursuing courses that are a unique combination of
     both academic and vocational studies.
18           1st Choice: 93%
SKYLINE HIGH SCHOOL                                                                                                                                 Media, Law, and Democracy Academy at Skyline High
Options code #22                                                                                                                                    School
12250 Skyline Boulevard, 94619 | 510-482-7109                                                                                                       Options code #24
http://ousdhs.ousd.k12.ca.us/skyline                                                                                                                12250 Skyline Boulevard, 94619 | 510-482-7109
Grades 9-12 | Special programs: none                                                                                                                Grades 10-12
Skyline High School is a comprehensive public high school located on                                                                                The goal of the Media, Law, and Democracy Academy is to excite, prepare,
a forested campus in the Oakland hills. The school is well known for its                                                                            and inspire young people to become active, successful participants in
variety of small learning community academies and career pathways,                                                                                  America’s core democratic institutions as leaders, workers, and citizens.
championship athletics, renowned performing arts, and numerous                                                                                      Through academic competition (policy debate, mock trial), real-world
associated student body-sponsored activity programs. Skyline is                                                                                     news production (newspaper, video, web), and a challenging, supportive
accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.                                                                                      curriculum, the academy’s students will gain in-depth understanding
            PI Year:   5                 n/a
                                                                                                                                                    of the political, legal, and media systems that shape and regulate our
        1st Choice:    99%                                                                                                                          society, and learn how to become leaders of the future.
                               200                                           800          1000
            API 08:    657     (800 = State Level Proficiency)                                                                                              1st Choice: n/a
            API 09:    667
            API 10:    n/a
                                               White	
  (WH)	
  
            API 11:    665           Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
  
API Change 08-09:      10
API Change 09-10:      n/a
                                 Na=ve	
  American	
  (NA)	
  
                                                                                                                                                    Performing Arts Academy at Skyline High School
API Change 10-11:      n/a
                                      Mul=-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  
                                                                                                                                                    Options code #23
                                                 La=no	
  (LA)	
  
 Total Enrollment:     1,874                                                                                                                        12250 Skyline Boulevard, 94619 | 510-482-7109
                                                 Filipino	
  (FI)	
  
  % ELL Students:      12%                                                                                                                          Grades 9-12
                                                  Asian	
  (AS)	
  

                                 African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
                                                                                       This dynamic Skyline High School Performing Arts Academy is designed
                                                                        0%	
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     to develop and enhance the skill and knowledge of students who have
                                                                                                                                                    serious interest and talent in drama, vocal / instrumental music, and / or
Computer Science and Technology Academy at Skyline                                                                                                  dance.
High School                                                                                                                                                 1st Choice: 99%
Options code #25
12250 Skyline Boulevard, 94619 | 510-482-7109
Grades 10-12
The Computer Science and Technology Academy at Skyline High School                                                                                  Sports and Exercise Science Academy at Skyline High
provides a strong foundation for students who are interested in advanced                                                                            School
study in computer science or computer information systems, entry                                                                                    Options code #21
level jobs in office technology using word processing, spreadsheets,                                                                                12250 Skyline Boulevard, 94619 | 510-482-7109
databases, graphics, and telecommunications, hardware repair, and                                                                                   Grades 10-12
network management. The program focuses on web design, multimedia,
                                                                                                                                                    The Sports and Exercise Science Academy at Skyline High School provides
programming, and video production.
                                                                                                                                                    a challenging curriculum designed to prepare students for entry into
        1st Choice: 99%                                                                                                                             professional fields related to sports and fitness. Our focus is on a scientific
                                                                                                                                                    approach to the study of sport and exercise, helping students build a
                                                                                                                                                    scientific base of knowledge that will prepare them for post-secondary
Education Academy at Skyline High School                                                                                                            study in the sport and exercise sciences. We look to provide students with
Options code #26                                                                                                                                    authentic and professional work experiences in the industries. Our goal
12250 Skyline Boulevard, 94619 | 510-482-7109                                                                                                       for students graduating from the Sports and Exercise Science Academy
Grades 10-12                                                                                                                                        is that they will be prepared to pass the certification exam for personal
The Education Academy at Skyline High School is a three-year program for                                                                            training and can begin working immediately in the health and fitness field
students who are interested in pursuing careers in the broad education                                                                              or enter a college program.
industry, including teaching. Students also gain the skills and knowledge                                                                                   1st Choice: n/a
necessary for certification as instructional assistants and child care
providers.
        1st Choice: 99%


Green Energy Academy at Skyline High School
Options code #27
12250 Skyline Boulevard, 94619 | 510-482-7109
Grades 10-12
The vision of the Green Energy Academy is to provide students with an
opportunity to succeed in green energy careers and post-secondary green
energy education by presenting them with a comprehensive educational
experience consisting of engaging and rigorous academics and hands-
on learning. Students will benefit from the team-teaching approach to
problem-based-learning. Students graduating from the Academy can
pursue occupational training programs at the community college level,
post-secondary educational courses in green energy, or directly enter
the workforce in an entry-level technical training position with career
potential.
        1st Choice: n/a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      19
     METWEST HIGH SCHOOL                                                                                                                                            OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
     Options code #28                                                                                                                                               Options code #31
     314 East 10th Street, 94606 | 510-451-5902                                                                                                                     4521 Webster Street, 94609 | 510-597-4287
     http://ousdhs.ousd.k12.ca.us/metwest                                                                                                                           http://www.oaklandinternational.org
     Grades 9-12 | Special programs: A                                                                                                                              Grades 9-12 | Special programs: N
     At MetWest you won’t find certain things you might expect in a high                                                                                            The mission of Oakland International High School (OIHS) is to provide
     school, like lockers, seven-period bell schedules, or people in the hallway                                                                                    quality education for recently arrived immigrant students in preparation
     you don’t know. Instead you will have the chance to be recognized for                                                                                          for college. All teachers are trained in the Internationals Approach to help
     who you really are and to be part of creating a strong, real, respectful                                                                                       students develop their speaking, writing, and reading skills in English.
     school community. MetWest is a small school for students willing to work                                                                                       OIHS provides a uniquely tailored program to fully serve these students’
     hard for their own well-being and the well-being of their communities,                                                                                         needs. Working in small groups, our students learn academic content,
     and to take initiative to help design their education; this doesn’t mean you                                                                                   art, music, and technology through exciting, rigorous, hands-on projects
     need straight A’s from middle school. Many students come to MetWest                                                                                            as they learn their new language. OIHS students in their junior and senior
     and go from F’s to A’s. It means you need to be ready to explore a bigger                                                                                      years will have opportunities for internships and community service in
     world and go beyond what you are used to. We ask you to take your                                                                                              different settings, from businesses to government offices to community
     interests, your schoolwork, and your future more seriously and to learn                                                                                        organizations. 100% of the entering student body is made up of English
     to connect with all different kinds of people. MetWest students spend                                                                                          language learners, about half of whom arrived in the U.S. within the last
     most of their Tuesdays and Thursdays at organizations and businesses                                                                                           year. With a few exceptions, all entering students immigrated with in
     throughout the Bay Area exploring their interests through internships. At                                                                                      the last four years. Collectively, students speak twenty-nine languages
     school, students learn in small classes with teachers / advisors who know                                                                                      other than English. Our students come from over two dozen countries
     them well and peers who become like family. The curriculum focuses                                                                                             including China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Ghana,
     on learning why the world is the way it is and how you can change it.                                                                                          Gabon, Congo, Nigeria, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Yemen, Afghanistan,
     Students start to change the world while at MetWest by taking leadership                                                                                       Iraq, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Uzbekistan, Haiti, Cuba, El Salvador, Nicaragua,
     at the school and designing real-world projects in the community and                                                                                           Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico. Approximately 30% of students hold
     during their internships. Almost every student graduates from MetWest                                                                                          refugee immigration status. All students at Oakland International High
     and is accepted to a four-year college. All students at MetWest are                                                                                            School are automatically a part of the Multimedia Academy. Oakland
     automatically a part of the Social Entrepreneurship pathway.                                                                                                   International High School is also one of three district high schools that
                                                                                                                                                                    provide explicit services to Newcomer English Learner Students. These
                 PI Year:   1             n/a
                                                                                                                                                                    services include: support for students to be able to comprehend and
             1st Choice:    47%    200                                          800           1000                                                                  be successful in their understanding of grade level content; support to
                 API 08:    568*   (800 = State Level Proficiency)                                                                                                  acquire the English language; a course sequence that helps students
                 API 09:    580
                                                                                                                                                                    satisfy college entry requirements; and specialized support for students
                 API 10:    570                    White	
  (WH)	
  
                                                                                                                                                                    and families to help understand and maneuver the U.S. Education system.
                 API 11:    546          Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
  
     API Change 08-09:      12       Na=ve	
  American	
  (NA)	
                                                                                                                PI Year:   2       n/a
     API Change 09-10:      -10           Mul=-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
                                                                                                           1st Choice:    100%   200                                           800          1000
     API Change 10-11:      -25                      La=no	
  (LA)	
                                                                                                            API 08:    301*   (800 = State Level Proficiency)
      Total Enrollment:     158                      Filipino	
  (FI)	
                                                                                                         API 09:    354
       % ELL Students:      18%                       Asian	
  (AS)	
                                                                                                           API 10:    376                    White	
  (WH)	
  
                                     African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
                                                                                                               API 11:    389          Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
  
                                                                            0%	
   5%	
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   20%	
   25%	
   30%	
   35%	
   40%	
   45%	
   50%	
     API Change 08-09:      53       Na=ve	
  American	
  (NA)	
  
                                                                                                                                                                    API Change 09-10:      22            Mul=-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  
     * API is calculated for a small school, defined as having between 11 and 99                                                                                    API Change 10-11:      13                       La=no	
  (LA)	
  

     valid test scores                                                                                                                                               Total Enrollment:     290                      Filipino	
  (FI)	
  

                                                                                                                                                                      % ELL Students:      89%                       Asian	
  (AS)	
  

                                                                                                                                                                                                    African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           0%	
     5%	
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   30%	
   35%	
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   45%	
  



                                                                                                                                                                    * API is calculated for a small school, defined as having between 11 and 99
                                                                                                                                                                    valid test scores




       SPECIAL PROGRAMS LEGEND                                                                                                                                      ON . . . . Center on school site
       K2 . . . . . School-age care for grades Kindergarten through Second                                                                                          OS. . . . . Center off school site
       K3 . . . . . School-age care for grades Kindergarten through Third                                                                                           PV. . . . . Private child care on or near site
       K5 . . . . . School-age care for grades Kindergarten through Fifth                                                                                           U. . . . . . Uniforms
       B . . . . . . Before-school care for school age students                                                                                                     CA. . . . . Cantonese Bilingual Classes in some grades
       A . . . . . . After-school care for school age students                                                                                                      VI . . . . . Vietnamese Bilingual Classes available in some grades
       F . . . . . . Full-day Pre-K Care                                                                                                                            SP . . . . . Spanish Bilingual Classes available in some grades
       M . . . . . Morning Pre-K Care                                                                                                                               DI . . . . . Spanish-English Dual Immersion Program
       N. . . . . . Newcomer Program
       P . . . . . . PM Pre-K Care
                                                                                                                                                                    **
                                                                                                                                                                         PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE **


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STREET ACADEMY                                                                                                                                         SOJOURNER TRUTH ACADEMY INDEPENDENT STUDY
Options code #313                                                                                                                                      8251 Fontaine Street, 94605 | 510-729-4308
417 29th Street, 94609 | 510-874-3630                                                                                                                  Grades K-12 | Special programs:
http://www.oaklandstreetacademy.org
                                                                                                                                                       The Sojourner Truth Academy Independent Study program is a voluntary
Grades 9-12 | Special programs: none
                                                                                                                                                       alternative program designed to enhance the success of students in
The Oakland Emiliano Zapate Street Academy is an alternative high school                                                                               the Oakland Unified School District. As an alternative to the traditional
which, for the past thirty-five years, has been serving students from                                                                                  classroom setting, the methods and strategies of our instruction are
multicultural backgrounds, many of whom were at risk of failure prior to                                                                               unique. Each student’s program will be tailored to individual needs,
coming to our school. Street Academy provides students with a college                                                                                  schedule, and learning styles. We make every effort to create a nurturing,
prep program while emphasizing community service, appreciation of                                                                                      supportive environment based on a one-to-one relationship with
diversity, and a strong commitment to social justice. A consulting teacher                                                                             the teacher. In Sojourner Truth Independent Study, the world is our
works with each parent / guardian and student to develop an educational                                                                                classroom! Since each student’s schedule is flexible, the use of various
plan and communicates regularly to ensure that the student is on track.                                                                                public agencies can provide enrichment of the basic curriculum through,
The school offers both a core academic day program and an extended                                                                                     for example, concurrent enrollment in community colleges or adult
day program with independent studies and enrichment programs. There                                                                                    schools. Students will also have the opportunity to take courses online
are three steps to the application process. First, potential students                                                                                  through Cyber High, an integral new part of our program. Since most of
and parents are invited to an orientation to the school’s philosophy,                                                                                  the schoolwork in our program is completed at home, parents play a vital
instructional program, and rules. Next, students will complete an                                                                                      role in the success of Independent Study’s students. Students are required
application which includes an essay; they must write why they wish to                                                                                  to complete a minimum of five hours of homework per course, per week.
attend Street Academy. They must also take placement tests in English                                                                                  State standards are followed closely and district textbooks and guidelines
languages arts and Mathematics. The tests are only for the purpose of                                                                                  are utilized. Many students find our coursework more challenging than
placement in classes. Finally, students will be scheduled for an interview                                                                             that of the traditional high school. Our most successful students are those
with a committee consisting of a teacher and other students. The                                                                                       who have highly developed time management sense, sound study habits,
interview panel will determine acceptance of candidates.                                                                                               and solid reading skills. However, we are in the process of modifying
            PI Year:                                                                                                                                   our program to meet the needs of students who may have very low
                       5               n/a
        1st Choice:                                                                                                                                    literacy skills and/or for those that will need additional tutorial support
                       100%   200                                           800           1000
            API 08:                                                                                                                                    to access Cyber High’s online curriculum. To give students another
                       523*   (800 = State Level Proficiency)
            API 09:                                                                                                                                    option under Independent Study’s umbrella, we will also offer another
                       511
            API 10:                                                                                                                                    pathway to graduation, AdvancePath. AdvancePath is a comprehensive
                       524
            API 11:
                                              White	
  (WH)	
  
                                                                                                                                                       online program. Classes are more structured and provide more support.
                       581
API Change 08-09:
                                    Pacific	
  Islander	
  (PI)	
  
                                                                                                                                                       Additionally, the courses are integrated with technology and meet the
                       -12
API Change 09-10:
                                Na?ve	
  American	
  (NA)	
  
                                                                                                                                                       A-G requirements.
                       12            Mul?-­‐Ethnic	
  (MU)	
  
API Change 10-11:      58                       La?no	
  (LA)	
  
 Total Enrollment:     102                      Filipino	
  (FI)	
  

  % ELL Students:      16%                       Asian	
  (AS)	
  

                                African-­‐American	
  (AA)	
  

                                                                       0%	
     10%	
      20%	
     30%	
     40%	
     50%	
     60%	
     70%	
  



* API is calculated for a small school, defined as having between 11 and 99
valid test scores




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                   TAKE ANOTHER LOOK
                   AT OUR HIGH SCHOOLS
 OUSD High Schools Prepare Students for College and the Workforce
All students attending Oakland Unified high schools take “a-g” classes—the classes they need to apply to college. The “a-g”
required courses are 15 classes that all students who want to attend the California State or University of California college
programs must complete.

OUSD high school students can also choose from dozens of Linked Learning pathways and academies, where academic
classes (including the “a-g” requirements) are connected to real-life work situations. The focus of the pathways and
academies ranges from computer technology and education, to fashion design and health and bioscience. All Linked
Learning students graduate ready for college and a career in their chosen area of study.

All students in OUSD high schools have the chance to participate in work-based learning opportunities. Work-based
learning includes opportunities like career exploration fairs held at the high schools, visits to various workplaces for “day
in the life” job shadowing experiences, internships at job-sites in the community, and even paid part-time jobs available to
students after school and on the weekends.


                      OUSD High Schools Are Improving Every Year
The number of Oakland Unified students who graduate ready for college and career is on the rise!

• In 2010, almost 42 percent of graduates had completed the “a-g” requirements with a grade of “C” or higher. In
   2011, almost 45 percent of graduates did so. With this year’s ninth graders automatically enrolled in the “a-g” course
   sequence, we expect that these rates will continue to grow.

• We’re increasing the number of Advanced Placement (AP) classes available to students.

• Almost twice as many Latino students are enrolled in AP classes this year, as compared with last year. Our high schools
  also saw a 54 percent increase in African-American students enrolling in AP classes this year.

• All 12th grade students now participate in transcript reviews with an adult at their school, and receive guidance to help
  ensure graduation preparedness.

• We’re also increasing Linked Learning pathways, including a Public Health Academy at Oakland High School, a Health and
  Fitness Science Pathway at Dewey, and a Sustainable Urban Design Academy at Castlemont.

• Castlemont, Oakland High, Oakland Tech, and Skyline high schools have developed specialized programs to focus on ninth
  grade student achievement and promote a college-going culture.

• New Manhood and Ethnic Studies elective courses have been developed at some high schools and are now being refined
  to qualify for “a-g” course credit.

• All students have access to the Kuder® Career Navigator, a free web-based portal for interest/values assessments, career
  exploration, and college preparation and resume-building.

OUSD is transforming students’ high school experiences by bringing together strong academics, demanding technical
education, support services, and work-based learning that help students gain an advantage in high school, college, and
their ultimate careers.




Student Assignment and Bilingual Testing Office, 2111 International Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94606-4903 • (510) 434-7752
            Paul Robeson Building, 1025 Second Avenue, Oakland, California 94606-2212 • (510) 879-8200

				
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