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Renaissance Academy

Public | 6-8 | 288 students

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Posted April 8, 2014

My child is currently attending 7th grade and this is by far the most exciting year for my kid as we have transferred from a nearby school to Renaissance after their first trimester. Renaissance offers not only great academic curriculum but also provide after school programs and extra curricular activities where my child has shown interest and a great desire for learning more. Come and see for yourself!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2013

Renaissance Academy. We moved our daughter to Renaissance Academy from a nearby Catholic school to foster a better academic background and be in a safer and comfortable environment. My daughter has been bullied for several years at this Catholic school. The principal and faculty members stood silently for years and are in denial that bullying occurs in their school and without making any proper action to the students who are bullies. In addition, the academic standing that my child receives at this catholic school is a joke! They are behind in their academics and the administration focus more into making money than giving a proper education to the students. Renaissance Academy (Fischer) came to the rescue. My daughter has blossomed in her studies and found avenues outside the academic curriculum to apply her musical and artistic talents. Not to mention that Renaissance Academy encourage their students to join clubs that will make your child flourish and look forward to reaching her goals and making her dreams into reality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

My son is now a 8th Grader at Renaissance Fisher Campus.. This is his Third year at this school and he LOVES it. The Teachers are Awesome and really care about the kids. Every Student is known by there first and last name. Its like a family. If your student needs help all they have to do is ask a Teacher or go to the office and talk to the principal and they will do what ever it takes. The Students that attend are all great kids and all get along. Us parents are all involved in our kids education and all aspects of there learning experience. I have no complaints at all about Ren, LOVE IT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2012

I moved my child from an excellent neighboring district to Renaissance because of the small schools concept. My daughter graduated from the class of 2009 and continues to excel in a rigorous college prep high school. I believe middle school is where students set their future paths. Going to a traditional middle school with thousands kids, it is difficult to get one-on-one attention. Even with kids that did great in elementary school, many fall by the wayside in middle school. Small schools like Renaissance prevents that from happening. Every student is supported 100% of the time. The other problem with traditional public schools is that it's hit or miss with the quality of teachers - get a good teacher for the year, great! If not, too bad! The entire year is lost for that subject. Not the case at Renaissance. In the end, the teachers and staff make this school! With an API of 850 in this area, they are taking in students from disadvantaged backgrounds and turning them into successful students in 3 years - AMAZING!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2012

RENAISSANCE CANNOT BE CLONED! You guys should not open the new school at Mathson middle school campus because there is a high possibility that the Renaissance name will be tainted. Renaissance is special, with the Iwasaki, the Kleinhenz, the Keltner, the Paradee, etc.. Renaissance is a school about being connected. Until now My child (class of 2009) has been proud to wear Renaissance attire in public to show off this wonderful school. Renaissance wouldn't be Renaissance if common physical environments were not present for the various generations of students. Every Renaissance student should know about Ms. Brasil and it would be unfair for the students which have already graduated to take their hard work in establishing a school and a legacy and just spread it to any one who wants in. One has to be lucky to get into this school, and I hope it continues to be that way- or then what would be the point of a small school that is everywhere?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2011

This has to be hands down the best school, in the area, that you could ever send your child to. Renaissance has helped me open my eyes to the world around me and has shown me my potential, and I will never have such great teachers. GO HUSKIES!!!


Posted February 16, 2011

Great School... Some of the best teachers I have ever Had. Can't forget to mention Mr. Iwasaki. Highly recommended.


Posted August 24, 2010

This school is the best middle school you can find in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District, and that is because it is different and willing to take risks. It teaches the students how to go against the rules, and brake them if they go against what they believe in. It is an awesome school where there is an opportunity for empowerment for all! And also, there is so much parent and community involvement, even more than there is at my son's high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

Renaissance is the best. It was a new and different world that helped me with character strengthening. It encourages its scholars to defend what they believe in and come up with reasons to for their stand up. I have not heard of a better school in its district and am really proud to have been a graduate from Renaissance. I will always be a Renaissance Revolutionary and try to make a change in society, THANK YOUR RENAISSANCE!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2010

I was in the graduating class of '08 and I am pround to say that. This school really improved on my leader ship and presentation skills. When i forst arrived I did not like the school, but by the time i was in 8th grade I adored it. I gotta say thanks to Mr. Iwasaki and Ms. Paradee!! They are great teachers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2010

this school has teached me so many things and i know it was very challenging but i was able to graduate with a 4.0 GPA and thanks to my teachers ,I've been doing great in high school thanks to Mr. Iwasaki and Ms. Ibrahim Sincerely, Jesus Parra
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2009

It is the school that my son shares with all his friends. Although he sometimes complains of all the work, i tell him it will pay off when he goes to collage with a 4.0
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2009

I love this school even though i hate how hard they made me work...lol thanks ms. ibrahim for listening to me and helping me with my problems.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2009

Renaissance Academy has a high standard for its API score and not only succeeds in academics, but it has many classes like social justice and art. RA is the reason for our city to begin ncouraging the formation of more small schools. ~Diana Gomez PS. 2009 Huskies are the best cohort ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 13, 2008

Great School! Ms. Paradee is a great teacher! Go Princeton Tigers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2008

as a current 8th grade student attending RA its been awesome for the three years i have been here and Mr. Iwasaki is the best teacher i have had and the after school allstars program is good and the only bad thing i can think of is the cafeteria food its not so great if you know what i mean.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2008

This school is like so good but its jut to strict
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2008

Renaissance is a great school!!!! Keep up the hard work Renaissance Revolutionaries!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2008

Renaissance Academy is truly a unique school. The high expectations from the teachers create a better learning environment as well as much higher expectations that the students have of themselves. Our students are so confident and prepared for almost every echallenge they will encounterhave of themselves!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2007

This has to be one of the best schools I've encountered. The teachers are hands on, the class size is small and the administration goes over and beyond the call of duty. Did I mention each student has a laptop ? There are also wonderful afterschool programs that include, cooking classes,dance classes, etc. Parent participation is required and the students must complete community service hours.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

844

Change from
2012 to 2013

-27

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

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Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

844

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-27

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
59%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
55%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females66%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate66%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students60%
Females66%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females66%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate68%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students60%
Females52%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate61%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students65%
Females63%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Females74%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students71%
Females74%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students78%
Females77%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate75%
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 83%
Asian 8%
Black 2%
White 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/AN/A
English language learners 11%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 36%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Music teacher(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • California Distinguished School (2007)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:55 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Doug Kleinhenz
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (408) 928-1951

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Science
  • Social justice
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • flag football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • flag football

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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5 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
96
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
203

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
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Charter High Schools
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1720 Hopkins Drive
San Jose, CA 95122
Phone: (408) 928-1950

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