October 29, 2013
RCPSchools.org is where you will find out more information about our school. As the Family Advocate, since 2004, I have been proud to represent the school in matters of attendance, recruiting, home visits and working closely with the CEO, Peppina Chang as needed. The state's API requires schools and districts to score 800 on a scale of 200 to 1,000 in standardized tests to meet California's proficiency target. Richmond, scored an impressive, 33-point jump in its API score, from 795 to 828. "Our population is 100 percent students of color -- 50 percent African-American and 50 percent Hispanic," said Founder, David Rosenthal. While most schools are open 180 days a year, Richmond College Prep is open 205 days a year, with activities including jiu-jitsu, Gospel Choir and mindfulness training to help educate the whole child, and the school also offers afterschool activities which include guitar, folkloric and modern dance, calligraphy, Gate Art, photography, gardening, drama as well as Spanish, language arts and math review.
- submitted by a teacher