Free After School Programs and Extracurriculars
Aurum Preparatory Academy (Aurum Prep) offers the gold standard for middle school education -- purposely and deliberately -- in East Oakland. Through rigorous academics, simultaneous development of character and identity, and unwavering support for all students, families and staff, we prepare our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders for the life of their dreams. Our teachers at Aurum Prep instill a joy for learning in our students. One of the ways we consistently do that is by building relationships that provide safety and support for all students. In addition to the connections developed through academic classes, we offer free, after school programs and extracurriculars to continually whet our students’ appetites for exploration, inquisition, and personal discovery.
Tutoring, Basketball, Soccer, and More!
Once our school day completes, students at Aurum Prep have a number of excellent opportunities to participate in our after school programs and extracurriculars. Teachers give free tutoring to students interested in advancing their understanding of subjects. This level of support that we deliver after school hours, makes a huge difference in the lives of our students and builds our culture of trust and safety for all.
Movement is important to young developing bodies, and as we give our students a great education for their minds, we recognize the empowerment and camaraderie that being part of team activities creates for our students. Learning and growing together during and after school delivers incredible results. We are all in this together, from our extra focus on Math and English academics, to our teams playing basketball, soccer, or participating in any of our other extracurricular activities.
Research Encourages Play
There is strong and growing research that participation in extracurricular activities does, in fact, generate academic gains for middle and high school students. Kate Schwartz, a doctoral student in the Psychology and Social Intervention program at NYU Steinhardt and lead author of a study on the subject in the American Journal of Community Psychology explains, “If you can find extracurricular activities that help you feel like you’re good at something and you feel like trying hard pays off, you might apply that back to your schoolwork.”
We encourage academic risk taking and exploring agency as part of our GOLD values -- specifically optimism and courage. These skills easily transfer to all areas of life outside of academics and deepen the culture of connection, achievement, and excellence we create here at Aurum Prep.
Enroll your 6th, 7th, or 8th grader today.
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.