Another Great Year
Oakland High School is proud to provide an excellent education to all students in a safe environment. Each student has a foundation for not only high academic achievement but for pursuing personal, social and emotional growth. Our goal is that all our students are prepared to enter the work force fully prepared for life's challenges. We offer a solid college preparatory program, including nearly a dozen Advanced Placement and Honors offerings, and we routinely send graduates to notable public and private universities.
This year alone, we will have dozens of Class of 2016 graduates attending classes across the state at California State University campuses at East Bay, Long Beach, Monterey, Northridge, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Sonoma. Nearly four dozen recent graduates will begin college life at University of California campuses, including Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. A few others are staying local at Holy Names University, Mills, and St. Mary's College, while our most adventurous graduates will venture out of state to make their mark at Spelman College.
Most of our Oakland High students find support through one of our six specialized schools within our school: African-American Manhood Development, the Environmental Sciences Academy, the Public Health Academy, Project Lead the Way, Social Justice & Reform (which houses the AVID program) or the Visual Arts & Academics Academy. This year, we were able to go "wall to wall" in the 10th grade, meaning we were able to include all 10th grade students in an academy - a very big development! We also have structured 9th grade "families" to give all in-coming freshmen the best possible start to their high school careers.
Another strength of our school is the student Leadership program and our Athletics program. A long-standing tradition at Oakland High, the active Delegate Assembly (student government) and Leadership class not only plan student activities, but also regularly contribute to school policy decisions. Wildcats also have the opportunity to express their school spirit by participating in our more than fifty clubs and/or the twenty-two interscholastic sports offered, including Football, Basketball, Baseball and Softball, as well as Badminton, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, and Wrestling.