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About Us

Our Mission

At REACH Academy, we strive to provide our learners with an environment of academic rigor and cultural caring through mindfulness, restorative practices, collective responsibility and goal-setting through data-based decision making to meet the needs of the whole school community. This includes ensuring scholars develop the deeper learning skills and competencies to become:

  • Critical Thinkers
  • Problem Solvers
  • Communicators
  • Collaborators
  • Mastery of Academic Content
  • Academic and Growth Mindset

Our Vision

The Vision of REACH Academy is to foster a community of learners who pursue excellence, academic rigor, and collective responsibility to change history by nurturing a culture of mutual respect, mindfulness, and compassion where all community members are valued and heard. Students will engage in inquiry to develop agency and academic mindsets to positively transform the REACH Academy school community and ensure every student thrives!

Contact Us

9845 Bancroft Avenue
Oakland, CA 94603

Phone: (510) 879-2193
Fax: (510) 627-9193

Our Core Values

  • Attend to the language of the CA Common Core State Standards (CCSS)/ NGSS/ ELD
  • Deliver standards-aligned instruction using adopted curriculum
  • Discuss race, class and culture and its IMPACT
  • Commit to adaptive changes to support college, career and community readiness!

About Us

REACH Academy is a community of learners including students, parents and staff who are dedicated to creating an academically rigorous, culturally caring and inclusive learning environment. We are Reaching Excellence in Academics and Changing History! Together, we are champions of knowledge, our communities, the environment and of our futures. REACH Achievers are goal-oriented, critical thinkers and community leaders who are dedicated to achieving the highest level of integrity and academic success.

The administration and staff are committed to providing a challenging and supportive learning environment where all students can succeed and reach their full potential. Every member participates in cycles of continuous learning and improvement that includes establishing high expectations, goal setting, planning, action and reflection. We develop a culture of excellence that includes a robust instructional program aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with a focus on implementing Balanced Literacy through Reading and Writing Workshop, as well as by building language, literacy and competency across all subject areas. This includes the integration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) into the curriculum and by establishing a strong culture and climate.

To this end, we seek to develop well-rounded students who exemplify health, wellness and character development using our core school-wide expectations and values (Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Mindful).

Through discovery, exploration, innovation, and creative expression through Arts integration and after school enrichment opportunities, students receive rich, extended learning opportunities while building a positive school culture where every member feels valued and respected.

Through coaching, collaboration and building professional learning communities, we offer staff professional development training to build teachers capacity to improve instructional practices and to accelerate student achievement.

Finally, we support a community schools approach that organizes and maximizes resources from the school and community based partnerships to ensure every student thrives and to support student success in alignment with the school priorities.

Reach Academy Offers

  • A curriculum that emphasizes thinking and reasoning
  • Visual art, music, and technology integration encouraging creativity and exploration
  • Culturally relevant instruction
  • Strong academic focus and emphasis on going to college
  • An after school program that offers Spanish, leadership development, music, gardening, computers, tutoring, and homework help
  • Service projects encouraging students to give back to their community
  • Family oriented events such as family art night, literacy night, and cultural events
  • Brand-new "green" campus featuring a modern computer lab, 5,000-book library, environmentally-friendly building, and rooftop garden