400 Capistrano Drive Oakland, CA 94603
Dr. Lucinda Taylor
TK - 12th
According to the Student Accountability Report Card (SARC)
The cultural impact of our community is a significant strength at
We are committed to the process of restructuring. Our school environment and delivery of instruction has changed to reflect the developmental levels of our students. All staff, students, and parents are members of ONE team, creating a “school within a school.” Staff development in all areas has focused on increasing our repertoire of age-appropriate strategies. We will continue to train staff in teaching of reading comprehension, differentiated instruction, integrated writing, the use of technology, cross-curricular collaboration, teacher accountability, district and state standards, collaboration around our school-wide focus on “literacy – reading and writing,” and building strong PLC teams. We will incorporate new strategies in interpreting data, and using this valued information to drive instruction, increase rigor, and support curriculum an engage students. We will expose our student to the college going culture through college days, and college field trip. We want them to achieve beyond high school.
The district’s position regarding retention and remediation policies will cause us to re-double our efforts to more fully motivate and involve under-achieving students and their parents. We have implement extended-day school activities for all students, and skill-boosting programs which we will continue to revise and refine. We will continue to manage and expand existing service programs on site. We offer a comprehensive Safe Passage Program complete with a case manager, psychologist, therapist, and counselors to address the needs of our students in the areas of their psychological, emotional, as well as, their social and ethical needs. Our campus has also been selected to house a comprehensive community clinic.
School improvement efforts are guided by the School Site Council, which will meet monthly to formulate, implement, and evaluate our School’s Plan for Student Achievement. Throughout the year the faculty and parents will examine the school achievement data, interpret it, and use it to evaluate our progress, set goals, and revise programs. Based on the data, one of our areas of emphasis is improving the skills of our English learners. The Mathematics department will re-design their courses to include Algebra and Geometry classes in eighth grade.
We are pleased to embrace our school-wide theme for this year: “Pride. Purpose. Possibilities.”