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Oakland Unified School District

Coliseum College Prep Academy

Coliseum College Prep Academy
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  6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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  1390 66th Avenue, Oakland, CA
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  (510) 879-3232      

Principal: Amy Carozza

Network Superintendent: Vanessa Sifuentes

Uniform: No uniform required

Mascot: Lions


08:25 am - 03:30 pm

Bell Schedule

Services & Offerings

  • Community College Dual Enrollment
  • Free Clipper Card
  • Linked Learning Pathways
  • On-Site Health Clinic


Coliseum College Prep Academy (CCPA), a small public school in the Oakland Unified School District, opened in the fall of 2006 to offer a high quality, college prep education for historically underserved students in the Coliseum neighborhood of East Oakland. CCPA combines rigorous academic coursework with extensive support services and currently serves 658 students in grades 6-12. In its short history, CCPA has been recognized for its high rate of A-G (college prep) course completion, significant growth in AP class participation, low drop out rate and a consistently high level of parent participation. CCPA’s enrollment zone contains the five police beats with the highest “community stressor index” in terms of violent crime, poverty, health outcomes, rates of incarceration, and truancy/suspension rates. CCPA strives to overcome the challenges represented by these statistics by taking a longitudinal approach to education that emphasizes academic and social/emotional support and intervention, community and family partnerships, an extended school day, and intensive college advising. The school’s vision is to deliver a program that meets each learner’s unique needs, capitalizes on their passions, connects their learning to the real world, and requires students to demonstrate what they know and are able to do. CCPA educates students to value Community, Curiosity, Persistence, and Achievement. In order to create and sustain a true partnership between parents, the community, and school, we are committed to communicate effectively with parents and the community. Through structures such as home visits and exhibitions of learning, we communicate about school expectations and learn important information to support students. Also, we support the development of parent leadership and participation. We aim to create an active parent center that offers classes and workshops to empower parents as participants and leaders in their decision making roles. This partnership between the parents, community, and school will enable our success by promoting shared accountability, expectations, and responsibility. We make a 7 year (and beyond) commitment to each student and family.

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