• Opportunity Academy

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    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.We also are in partnership with Civicorps that provides simultaneous paid job training through their Conservation Program.

    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
    • Virtual classroom option


    Family Advisory Committee        English Language Advisory Committee

Opportunity Academy 2024 Winter Graduation

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    Coffee with principal has been changed to Student and family's voice: a community meeting.

    The Community Meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month a
    from 6-7pm via Zoom.
    Join us for one or all

      • 07/31/24
      • 08/14/24
      • 09/18/24
      • 10/16/24
      • 11/20/24
      • 12/18/24
      • 01/15/25
      • 02/19/25
      • 03/19/25
      • 04/16/25
      • 05/21/25
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    Meeting ID: 849 4833 3016
    Passcode: CP2021
  • Opportunity Academy

    Hours: Monday - Friday (9:00am - 4:00pm)
    Director/Principal, Dr. Tracey Burns
    (510) 670-7602

    2300 International Blvd.
    Oakland, CA 94601
    Hours: Monday - Friday (8:00am - 3:15pm)
    Contact: Alque Ryans, (510) 670-7622

    750 International Blvd.
    Oakland, CA 94606
    Hours: Monday - Friday (8:00am - 3:15pm)
    Contact: Christine Rominiecki,
    (510) 670-7653
    Sara Haro, (510) 634-1493

    2222 Curtis St.
    Oakland, CA 94607
    Hours: Monday - Friday (9:00am – 4:15pm)
    Contact: Nicole Crosby, (510) 251-1731
    Lisa McCarty, (510) 251-1731

    101 Myrtle Street
    Oakland, CA 94607
    Hours: Monday - Friday (10:30am - 5:15pm)
    Contact: Elaine Whitney, (510) 634-1494
    & Sara Haro, (510) 634-1493

    21400 Bedford Dr.
    Hayward, 94546
    (at Strobridge Elementary School)
    *formerly located at 680 West Tennyson Road, Hayward, CA 94544
    (at Eden Youth and Family Center)
    Hours: Monday - Friday (8:00am - 3:15pm)
    Contact: Floating Teacher, (510) 670-7759

    AOA-REACH/Ashland Youth Center
    16335 E. 14th St.
    San Leandro, CA 94578
    Hours: Monday (8:00am - 3:15pm)
    Contact: Veronica Aguilar, (510) 513-1880

    AOA- Virtual Classroom
    Contact: Elaine Whitney, (510) 634-1494