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Focus Classes + 1:1 Support

Updated: Aug 20

At Aurum Preparatory Academy (Aurum Prep), we offer the gold standard for middle school education in East Oakland. In our Focus classes, students learn at their own pace, choosing acceleration or remediation as needed per subject. When we deliberately release the pressure from our youth to perform the same as others, and instead let them find their own stride, they surpass our greatest expectations.


Recognizing the need for stable, ongoing support and trusted counsel, we pair our students with an advisor who is their primary point person for years. This Advisory model is one of the key ways we deliver 1:1 support for all students. With regularly scheduled check ins, Aurum Prep students don’t have the chance to fall through the cracks as they might in with other school models.




Small Groups Learning Together

Our students at Aurum prep enjoy a free public school education like no other. Along with the benefits of small class sizes and free tutoring from teachers, Aurum students form small groups to learn together in Focus classes. Taking the time to dive deep into subjects in small focus groups creates both camaraderie between classmates, and a stronger grasp on subjects through interaction and discussion.


Another incredible benefit of our educational model at Aurum Prep focuses on how our teachers support each other. Through a “Push In” model of teaching, our instructors participate as assistants in one another's classes. Our history teachers help english teachers catch students up, as do our math and science teachers. By aligning and supporting each other, this not only helps our teachers, but also provides our students with extra support whenever they need it.


Ongoing, Face to Face Support

Everyone at Aurum Prep is dedicated to our mission to educate all students in grades 6

through 8 to succeed in high school, college, and life, and serve as the next generation of moral leaders. We actively provide ongoing, face to face support for our students, families, and staff in order to transform lives by equipping those in the Aurum family to achieve their greatest potential.


As our students learn to embrace challenges and use life experiences to achieve their goals, it reinforces our culture of optimism and courage at Aurum Prep. We instill a growth mindset in every student and foster positive character identity, which in turn cultivates deep relationships.


Begin your student’s journey with Aurum Prep today. Enrolling now.




About Aurum Prep

Aurum Preparatory Academy, located in Oakland, California, teaches college preparation, character development, and design thinking to all our scholars. 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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