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Celebrating Black History Month at Aurum Prep

While we believe that everyday is a good day to learn about our Black community, we especially love to celebrate the achievements and contributions of the Black community during Black History Month. Here are a few things we did in February at Aurum Prep, our tuition-free middle school.

In our 6th-8th grade classrooms, students spent the month learning about significant historical events in Black history, as well as important Black pioneers, from educators to entrepreneurs. Students researched and displayed projects on a wide variety of events and people, from the Black Panthers to athletes like Wilma Rudolph.

Students from Aurum Preparatory Academy poses in front of a project display board for Black History Month.

Black History Month Door Decorating Contest

At the end of Black History Month, each of our Advisory groups shared lessons learned about Black history and culture through a door decorating contest. We invited each Advisory group to collaborate and let their imaginations run wild to represent the concepts and ideas important to Black history in 2D (and sometimes 3D!) door design.

Check them out!

A brightly colored and decorated classroom door at Aurum Preparatory Academy in celebration of Black History Month.

A brightly colored and decorated classroom door at Aurum Preparatory Academy in celebration of Black History Month.

Once the doors are ready, our whole school ranks the doors to decide which Advisory wins. Our middle schoolers enjoy the process and it serves as a fun way to celebrate and connect with each other and our history. The winner of our door decorating contest is named Advisory of the week and is celebrated at our weekly Community Circle.

By reflecting upon and honoring the contributions of Black Americans during Black History Month, we celebrate the legacies and achievements that continue to impact our society today. Interested in joining us? Consider Aurum Preparatory Academy if you are looking for a tuition-free college prep education for your student that embraces diversity and representation all year ‘round (not just in February). We’re enrolling.

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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.

The future begins today. At Aurum Prep, our students are taking the steps they need to celebrate today, and make tomorrow brighter. Learn more about enrolling your student at our tuition-free middle school:

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