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Nea Community Learning Center is a tuition-free public charter school that provides a child-centered and empowering educational experience for over 500 learners in grades K - 12. Founded in 2009, Nea emphasizes experiential learning with a project-based curriculum, a focus on the arts, multi-age collaboration and mentorship, technology immersion, and a democratic governance model that encourages community participation from elementary through high school. Nea also offers a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, with high school and college credit given in Industrial Technology, Business Services & Technology, and Health & Services. Nea’s graduation requirements exceed the University of California A-G requirements. Graduates must complete at least one college course, a career-oriented internship, a community-oriented senior project, and a senior portfolio.
February 23, 2016

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Nea Community Learning Center School
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective

Posted June 08, 2016
- a student
I don't know anything about physics, economics, government, chemistry and barely any history. Yet I'm still moving on to college? You can thank these "teachers" for that.

Nea Community Learning Center School
Amount of homework: Don't know

Posted June 08, 2016
- a student
It's all busywork taken from the Internet anyway, WITH the answers available as well. Only few actually come up with their own lectures.


Nea Community Learning Center School
Develops grit: Neutral

Posted June 08, 2016
- a student
Haven't seen much of that applied. In fact, this school has made me want to give up on everything!

Nea Community Learning Center School
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted June 08, 2016
- a student
Loud, obnoxious children everywhere who disregard their teachers, working space and make it hard to get any work done.

Nea Community Learning Center School
Develops empathy: Agree

Posted June 08, 2016
- a student
The students can be nice, but it's only ones who were actually taught manners and respect. Which is a very small few.


Nea Community Learning Center School
Develops honesty: Neutral

Posted June 08, 2016
- a student
We have monthly meetings in order to teach these values, but the community as a whole doesn't really exercise them.

Nea Community Learning Center School
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Posted February 23, 2016
- a school leader
Nea Community Learning Center is a tuition-free public charter school that provides a child-centered and empowering educational experience for over 500 learners in grades K - 12. Founded in 2009, Nea emphasizes experiential learning with a project-based curriculum, a focus on the arts, multi-age collaboration and mentorship, technology immersion, and a democratic governance model that encourages community participation from elementary through high school. Nea also offers a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, with high school and college credit given in Industrial Technology, Business Services & Technology, and Health & Services. Nea’s graduation requirements exceed the University of California A-G requirements. Graduates must complete at least one college course, a career-oriented internship, a community-oriented senior project, and a senior portfolio.

Nea Community Learning Center School 5

Posted October 15, 2015
- a parent
We arrived at Nea from a very traditional school and couldn't be happier. My kids are thriving and challenged, and feel that they have some control over what happens at school. The teachers and administrators have been incredibly supportive, and you can tell that they are committed to providing an excellent education that works for all types of learners. There are some definite difference between the way things feel at the upper and lower schools, and I think that the reviews reflect this. The lower school (K-5) is fabulous, and I think the upper school is really working to improve.


Nea Community Learning Center School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted October 15, 2015
- a parent
There is no evidence to support that homework before 5th grade has any impact on academic performance. Time spent in play, music, sports, etc., HAS been shown to have an impact at this age. I love that this school looks at what works, and is not afraid to implement what really makes sense, regardless of the standard practice.

Nea Community Learning Center School
Develops respect: Agree

Posted October 15, 2015
- a parent
Students learn to respect other learners in a diverse community. They also learn to respect themselves and their school community through the CCC and small group learning.

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Nea Community Learning Center School
1900 Third Street, Alameda, CA  94501
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 99 reviews. (510) 748-4008
Last modified Nea Community Learning Center School is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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