ACOE’s Opportunity Academy serves students ages 16 and over who have previously separated from school or have been unsuccessful in school, desire a high school diploma, and will benefit from support with employment readiness and obtaining employment.
Opportunity Academy utilizes independent studies with blended learning models; incorporating computer-based curriculum, small group instruction, independent and classroom-based study options.
Opportunity Academy, in partnership with Youth Employment Partnership (YEP) in Oakland, La Familia in Hayward, organizations providing Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act-funded services to similar populations, and Next Step Learning Center that provides an environment that encourages student growth and success in and out of the classroom. We also are in partnership with REACH Ashland Youth Center who serves our young people throughout Alameda County to honor youth power and build the community’s resilience.
What Opportunity Academy Offers
- Individual learning and support for all
- Flexible hours to accommodate work and child care
- Referral to support servicesJob readiness and training
- Opportunities for internships, apprenticeships and career placement internships
- Be part of a dynamic, independent learning environment
Hours: Monday - Friday (9:00am - 5:30pm)
Director/Principal, Dr. Tracey Burns
School Site Secretary, Kamini Desai
2300 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94601
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (8:30am - 3:15pm)
Tuesday, Thursday (8:30am - 4:45pm)
Contact: Alque Ryans, (510) 670-7622
750 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94606
Hours: Monday - Friday (8:00am - 3:15pm)
Contact: Jim Armstrong, (510) 670-7691
Lisa McCarty, (510) 670-7667
AOA-NEXT STEP LEARNING CENTER
2222 Curtis St.
Oakland, CA 94607
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday (9:00am – 4:00pm)
Tuesday (9:00am – 7:00pm)
Contact: Nicole Crosby, (510) 251-1731
680 W. Tennyson Rd.
Hayward, CA 94544
Hours: Monday (8:00am - 3:15pm)
Tuesdays (1:00pm – 4:00pm)
Contact: Cheri Isaac, (510) 670-7759
AOA-REACH/Ashland Youth Center
16335 E. 14th St.
San Leandro, CA 94578
Contact: Lauri Clausen, (510) 513-1880