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9-12
Public charter
Hayward, CA
Students enrolled: 460
Before care: No
After care: No
 

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2560 Darwin Street
Hayward, CA 94545

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(510) 300-1560
(510) 300-1565
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May 06, 2015
I don't feel supported, the school makes things too hard on the students, we all complain that the school is hard and the benchmark defenses are always on there way and I even had numerous mental break downs because the work is very overwhelming and I can't tell a teacher that because I think they would say something like "well that's good that there struggling, that means that they are learning", I don't believe you'll learn from struggling, this school makes me want to drop out. Students hate the school, I know because I know a vast majority do hate this school.

- submitted by a student

February 06, 2015
I graduated from Impact four years ago. Now I'm finishing my last semester of college and will soon be the first in my family with a degree. A school's value goes beyond API scores and AP classes. Impact prepared me with the skills and professionalism I needed to navigate and succeed in college and in the job market. Impact students gain experience with public speaking, managing multiple projects, and professional development though Impact's Workplace Learning Experience program. The relationships students have with their teachers and other adults while at Impact develop a sense of maturity, respect, and confidence that I see missing from most other teenagers. In the 8th grade I dreaded the idea of attending Impact when most of my fiends would be at other high schools, but now I can't thank my parents enough for having made that decision for me.

- submitted by a student

January 22, 2015
Impact has been the most eye opening experience in education that I have ever had. It has opened a world to my children that they would never have known if they had attended another local school. The staff have always been extremely supportive. They are some of the most caring and dedicated individuals I have ever known.

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2015
I have an Impact graduate and another on his way. I love Impact, but more importantly my kids do, too. Learning isn t a passive activity at Impact; it s engaging, collaborative, and relevant. Each student is assigned a teacher who serves as his/her advisor for two consecutive years: one for freshman/sophomore years and another for junior/senior years. This affords a student special attention and support - two ingredients to success that are lacking in most other high schools. The staff is easily accessible and very responsive. And there s a strong sense of community where parents are like minded in the importance of students developing lifelong critical thinking skills.

- submitted by a parent

December 26, 2014
I am founding parent that has been with Impact for 10 yrs and still counting .... My children have excel in public speaking and have grown to become great learners. Two of my three children have gone to college and have excelled in writing, analyzing and collaboration at the college level and keep a 3.0 GPA. Im able to email teachers and find out if my child is where they should be. Never a bad experience with any of the administration. Now in 2014 my son is enjoying the learning environment, had a blast with his Exhibition loves his after school clubs. No peer pressure nor bullying and he loves to go to school everyday...

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November 16, 2014
Worst experience of my life going here. Kids and many teachers treated me with little respect all through out the four years I spent here. During my senior year, I had a traumatic experience involving the school, and they did very little to help me in order to keep the situation on the down low. Really regret going to this high-school.

- submitted by a community member

August 26, 2014
This school is unpurposely sending kids to lower academics. The IA Administration is deliberately sending kids to classes that teach them math materials that are meant for a 3rd grader. When we look at the population of the school, a decent majority of these kids are ready for higher math and with the UC's system's demanding more AP and higher academics, kids who graduate from this school will most likely fail that system due to the management of Ms.Tucci and her staff and the ignorant hipster hippie loving teachers. This school own promotes an agenda of liberalism and is a biased school which will only make kids fail and make a deep whole of failer. As a IA graduate who goes to UCSC I am ashamed of the way this school has turned out and the way they are making kids repeat courses which they have excelled in already.

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2013
Impact is the best school in east Bay Area. My daughter graduated in 2013 and she is going to UCSC. My son is a freshmen here in Impact. I am so happy and also big fan of Impact, they have the best teachers, staff and students.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2013
The school provides a great intimate invironment where students can know their teachers and the teachers know them. I concur with the post of 10-29-12 the 11th grade Language Arts teacher is lacking (doesn't post grades but once a month and then it's too late to fix bad grade problems, failed to assist a student even after parent involvement) and has failed to help two students that I personally know. Every other teacher has been great, interested in students doing well and helping to resolve what ever is stopping the student from doing their best. Motivated! As a freshman my son was afraid to attempt his physics class, then he came home and proudly said, "I love physics!!" My son was a D and F student prior to Impact. He now has a 2.5 GPA. It's a hands on school so it's fun and things just "click" for the students. Safe invironment and they take the rules seriously. MUCH BETTER than Hayward High.

- submitted by a parent

December 10, 2009
I am happy student in Impact all of the teachers are great and they all support me when i need help. They never let me fall behind and thanks to that my grades are good. Im glad i have the opportunity to attend this great school!

- submitted by a student
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October 05, 2008
I am a proud parent of a founding student at Impact Academy. The entire staff are so dedicated to helping your child achieve their dreams! Every event that goes on at the school is just amazing! The way I have watched my daughter blossom still amazes me! I look forward to my son joining her!

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2008
We were lucky enough to be part of the founding families of impact and are very proud to say my son attends this school. He wasn't the best of students but tried, he went from getting c & d's to a's & b's and the confidence that he didn't have before. This school is the best thing that has happened to the hayward school district! our children deserve to have all schools structured as this school so they have a fighting chance of a future. The way they teach is leaps and bounds ahead of the old traditional ways and much more effective. We can't say enough about how great this school and it's staff is,they are a wonderful group of people who want to change our future with giving our children knowledge and power. Thank you impact!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 01, 2008
The best thing that could have ever happened to my son. The staff ais amazing, my child is more than just a number, he is an individual,the faculty and staff care about his progress, they care about all of the students and the students actually learn. The stuedents are proud of themselves and all of their accomplishments. As a parent I really appreciate the support that I recieve from the faculty and staff, parents and students have a voice at Impact, it's like having a private school education without the over priced tuition.

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September 30, 2008
My daughter is a freshman at Impact Academy and she is so excited to be attending this school. I am so proud of how she is so motivated in attending a university. The teachers/Staff are so wonderful I look forward in seeing my daughter graduate from Impact Academy.

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September 29, 2008
Impact Academy is a great High School. This is my daughter's second year. I'm so proud of how she is thoroughly motivated to go to a major university. I like how it is instilled in the kids that they can reach for the moon an the stars. They are learning that they have more choices than attending the local J.C. My daughters believes she can go to an Ivy League school like Darthmouth. I truly have Impact Academy to thank for this.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2008
My son is a Freshman at Impact this year and while he has always been an excellent academic student, for the first time he is actually excited about doing it. I am extremely impressed with the innovative approach that EVERY teacher uses in their classroom. Also, Community is an undeniable force at Impact as evidenced by such practices as regular 'check-in' communications about yourstudent beyond standard Progress Reports and/or 'issues'. The class sizes are perfect and the curriculum and support base is definitely set up so that NO STUDENT WILL FAIL!

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2008
This is an excellent school. At first my child was very dissatisfied about going here. He has learn to love it. This school has just the right amout of structure, as well as dedication from the teachers and staff. This is no ordinary highschool, and he definitely does not get into the trouble he used to get into before coming here. Impact has expanded his mind, and stretched his learning ability. It offers all the tools needed for every child to succeed. I believe this school is a perfect example of no child left behind.

- submitted by a parent
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September 16, 2008
My son started at Impact this year - his freshman year. My kid typically complains about everything. To our surprise he has nothing but positive comments about the school. His friends love the school too. I have never seen a group of kids so excited about their school. I know this is a result of the positive energy the teachers and staff display on a daily basis. I am also impressed with their mission and focus on leadership skills. I see my son being inspired about college and taking on challenges to be a leader. A great big Thank you to the Impact academy teachers and staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2008
This is my daughters second year at Impact Academy.We love the school,the teachers are great and caring. Also the focus on every child going to college.There are a lot of great things going on here ,the kids don't even want to leave at the end of the day.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2008
This is the second year my daughter has attended Impact. I love the small classes and the focus on relationships and hard work. Last year all the 9th grade went on a trip to Stanford and my daughter came home saying she wants to go to college!

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July 08, 2008
This is a great High School! My daughter attends and we can see a significant difference in her attitude regarding studies and school. I highly recommend this school. The teachers are very caring and although the courses are challenging (rigourous to use the school's term), they go out of their way to be sure every student reaches his/her full potential.

- submitted by a parent

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Impact Academy of Arts and Technology
2560 Darwin Street, Hayward, CA  94545
(510) 300-1560
Last modified Impact Academy of Arts and Technology is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Impact Academy of Arts and Technology Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top