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Why Choose a Charter School in Oakland?

70% of California parents support tuition-free public charter schools. In Oakland charter schools offer more opportunities for innovative education and personalized attention for all students. Find out how Aurum Preparatory Academy, a tuition-free, public charter school in East Oakland creates opportunities for 6th through 8th graders.

What Are Charter Schools?

Charter schools are tuition-free public schools open to all students. They operate under the terms of a charter that sets forth the school's mission, program, goals, and ways to measure success. Charter schools are financed directly by the state and exercise increased autonomy in return for accountability in both academic results and fiscal practices. In California, charters are granted by local school districts for an initial period of up to 5 years, after which they may be renewed.

There are no special entrance requirements for students enrolling in charter schools. Placement is based on the number of available spaces for students who are chosen through a fair, objective lottery system.

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Why Should My Child Go to a Charter School?

Charter schools create choices for parents and their students within the public school system. They increase educational opportunities for families and give children more access to quality education. In California children can attend a charter school anywhere within the state. In Oakland students can enroll in a tuition-free, public charter school outside their school district.

Whether it’s the educational philosophy, curriculum, or focus, each charter school is unique and offers different options from local district schools. Highly qualified teachers are frequently attracted to work at charter schools where innovative teaching practices and creativity are encouraged. Parents and community members are often welcome to get involved in different aspects of a charter school education. Families typically find unique learning opportunities available and an emphasis on social and emotional well-being.

Charter schools offer:

Why Choose Aurum Prep?​

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Aurum Preparatory Academy is a college preparatory tuition-free, public charter middle school for students in grades 6 – 8. The rigorous academic program is designed to prepare boys and girls for higher education and a life of ethical leadership.

At Aurum Prep

  • Student to teacher ratio is 12:1.

  • Teaching staff is representative of the community’s cultural diversity.

  • Enrichment opportunities include clubs and athletics.

  • Unique learning opportunities include the Week without Walls.

  • School culture emphasizes social and emotional well-being and moral leadership development.

How to Enroll at Aurum Prep

Aurum Prep is enrolling students in grades 6 through 8 now. Complete a registration packet today. Schedule a tour to visit Aurum Preparatory Academy and see all it has to offer. We’d love to meet you.

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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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13 jun

When bored in class, think about what things to do when bored in class like doodling or making to-do lists. You can also write a short story or plan your next break. Observing your surroundings or organizing your backpack are good ways to stay busy when you think of what things to do when bored in class.

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