Rogers Family Foundation's NGLC in Oakland Planning Grantees K-12 Breakthrough Models

In March 2015, the Rogers Family Foundation awarded planning grant funding to support the design of personalized learning models in 10 schools in Oakland, California.

ASCEND

  • Grades Served: K-8
  • Startup Type: Complete Redesign
  • Operator: Education for Change
  • Operator Type: Charter
  • Setting: Urban
  • Students: 434

ASCEND was awarded a launch grant in March 2016. Learn more about its next generation academic and organizational model on its grantee page.
 

Envision Academy
Empowering students by preparing them for success in college and in life through a rigorous academic experience that meets California’s “A-G” requirements and includes portfolio defenses, development of 21st century leadership skills, real-world experiences in the workplace, and the integration of technology into core subjects

  • Grades Served: 9-12
  • Startup Type: Complete Redesign
  • Operator: Envision Education
  • Operator Type: Charter
  • Setting: Urban
  • Students at Start: 373
  • Students at Capacity: 400


Garfield Elementary School

  • Grades Served: PK/TK-5*
  • Startup Type: Complete Redesign
  • Operator: Oakland Unified School District
  • Operator Type: District
  • Setting: Urban
  • Students: 604
    *TK=Transitional Kindergarten, a California-based initiative


La Escuelita Elementary School
Spaces for play and innovation with a focus on student agency and execution

  • Grades Served: K-8
  • Startup Type: Complete Redesign
  • Operator: Oakland Unified School District
  • Operator Type: District
  • Setting: Urban
  • Students at Start: 296
  • Students at Capacity: 350


Lighthouse II

  • Grades Served: K-12
  • Startup Type: New School
  • Operator: Lighthouse Community Charter Public Schools
  • Operator Type: Charter
  • Setting: Urban
  • Students at Start: 220
  • Students at Capacity: 750

Lighthouse was awarded a launch grant in March 2016 for its new school, now named Lodestar. Learn more about its next generation academic and organizational model on its grantee page.


Oakland Unity Middle School
Creating active learners through innovative advisory and assessment practices in order to advance student achievement, engagement, and investment in learning

  • Grades Served: 6-8
  • Startup Type: New School
  • Operator: Unity Public Schools
  • Operator Type: Charter
  • Setting: Urban
  • Students at Start: 100
  • Students at Capacity: 225


Redwood Heights Elementary School
This student-centered learning community weaving the arts with standard curricula thrives on figuring out EXACTLY what a student needs and creatively differentiating instruction and personalizing learning. A mix of strategies and tools respond to student differences in language, culture, and academic preparation and ensure that every student is college, career, and community ready.

  • Grades Served: K-5
  • Startup Type: Complete Redesign
  • Operator: Oakland Unified School District
  • Operator Type: District
  • Setting: Urban
  • Students: 364

Redwood Heights was awarded a launch grant in March 2016. Learn more about its next generation academic and organizational model on its grantee page.


Roosevelt Middle School

  • Grades Served: 6-8
  • Startup Type: Complete Redesign
  • Operator: Oakland Unified School District
  • Operator Type: District
  • Setting: Urban
  • Students: 550

Roosevelt Middle School was awarded a launch grant in March 2016. Learn more about its next generation academic and organizational model on its grantee page.


Urban Montessori Charter School 
The nation's only public Montessori, Design Thinking Skills and Arts Integration Middle School model. Serving a student population as diverse as the city of Oakland, UMCS prepares children for the 21st century by truly placing them at the center of the learning and by providing them with the tools to change the world.

  • Grades Served: TK-8
  • Startup Type: New School
  • Operator: Urban Montessori Charter School
  • Operator Type: Charter
  • Setting: Urban
  • Students at Start: 250
  • Students at Capacity: 700

Urban Montessori Charter School was awarded a launch grant in March 2016. Learn more about its next generation academic and organizational model on its grantee page.


Urban Promise Academy
A small community minded school located in the heart of the Fruitvale district preparing students for college through acquiring skills, knowledge, and habits of mind. The school supports students in becoming scholars, artists, and warriors through a full-service community school model.

  • Grades Served: 6-8
  • Startup Type: Complete Redesign
  • Operator: Oakland Unified School District
  • Operator Type: District
  • Setting: Urban
  • Students at Start: 324
  • Students at Capacity: 384

Urban Promise Academy was awarded a launch grant in March 2016. Learn more about its next generation academic and organizational model on its grantee page.