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Academic Rigor is at the Core of an Aurum Prep Education

At tuition-free charter middle school Aurum Preparatory Academy (Aurum Prep) we promise that all students in grades 6 – 8 will not only be prepared for academic and life success but will receive the education they need to enter and graduate from college. At the core of this promise is our commitment to teach an academically rigorous curriculum.


Rigor Leads to Academic Success


Students who are exposed to a rigorous curriculum gain the life skills that lead to success in the classroom and a lifelong love of learning. In fact, research shows that academic rigor challenges students at all levels to think in innovative ways and to develop a more sophisticated understanding of important ideas. They are less likely to become unmotivated and unengaged.


Aurum Preparatory Academy students actively engage in a class with one female student raising her hand to respond to her teacher while other students follow along on their laptops.

At Aurum Prep we combine a rigorous curriculum with positive character education. Aurum’s Executive Director, Dr. Emmanuel T. Vincent explains, “Our mission is to provide a transformative education that empowers students to become critical thinkers, compassionate leaders, and lifelong learners. With a focus on academic rigor, character development, and social-emotional growth, we strive to prepare our students for success in college, career, and beyond.”

Support is Essential to Success

Every adult in the Aurum Prep community is committed to supporting each student. With student-to-teacher ratios of 12:1 everyone gets individualized attention. Trusting relationships are built in twice daily advisory group meetings where teachers act as mentors and champions, keeping an eye on grades and behavior and helping students set goals.


Three Aurum Preparatory Academy students work closely with a teacher as she guides them through a lesson on their laptop computers.


Aurum Prep also offers after school tutorials three afternoons a week to students who may benefit from additional academic support.


We recognize that not all learning happens in the classroom. That’s why Aurum Prep offers unique opportunities like Week without Walls, that enables students to put design thinking into practice and field trips each year to tech hubs like Tesla and college campuses like UC/Berkeley where they are inspired towards future goals.

At Aurum Prep we have an unwavering belief that all students can reach the highest levels of academic success. We are committed to providing an engaging, rigorous curriculum and all the support they need to achieve this success. A limited number of spots are still available at each grade level. Contact us today for information on how to enroll.


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About Aurum Prep


Aurum Preparatory Academy teaches college preparation, character development, and design thinking to students in Oakland, Ca. Through rigorous instruction and positive character education, Aurum Prep educates all students in grades 6 through 8 to succeed in high school, college, and life, and serve as the next generation of moral leaders. Enroll your middle school student today.



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