2101 35th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601
Oakland Unified School District
Principal: Preston Thomas
Lead Agency: Alternatives In Action
Community School Leadership: Pablo Venturino
Community School Since:
Student Services: Afterschool Program, Summer Learning, and Intercession, Youth Leadership, Professional Development
Support Services: Mental Health Services, Counseling, Health Support
Parent Engagement: Parent Coordinator, School Site Council, Parent Education Classes, Parent Engagement Activities
Public Funding: Oakland Fund for Children, Youth and Families, 21st Century Grant
Private Funding: Various Foundations
Life Academy High School of Health and Bioscience is a small public school in Oakland, California. Established in 2001, we serve 250 students of diverse backgrounds in grades 9 through 12. We seek to dramatically interrupt patterns of injustice and inequity for under-served communities in Oakland. Through transformative learning experiences focused on the health and science fields, students are engaged in learning and inspired to acquire the skills needed to succeed in college and their chosen careers.
Life Academy provides its students with a rigorous academic experience focused on health and bioscience. We aim to prepare students to become future health professionals, and are committed to providing authentic learning experiences through project-based learning, field trips, and extensive internship programs.
Life Academy has been approved to become a 6-12 school and open its middle school program with a 6th grade cohort of 65 students in the fall of 2012. We’re excited to expand opportunities to youth and families to attend this innovative community school. The goal is to grow enrollment to 450 by 2014.