RAISE THE BAR: A-G CAMPAIGN
What is the state of Oakland education?
In Oakland public schools, just 51% of Black and 60% of Latino seniors complete A-G, while 87% of Asian and White students do.
Why are these numbers so low?
Most schools don’t put families in the driver seat in regards to the completion of A-G college eligibility requirements in high school. A huge issue relating to A-G in our community is the lack of knowledge around the existence and importance of these requirements. Most schools just don’t have successful A-G family communication practices.
What is FIA doing about it?
FIA organizers are leading A-G workshops at Oakland high schools, starting with 10 in the fall of 2023. Our goal is to reach 100 students at each school, checking for understanding around what the requirements are, if students know they are on track to graduate eligible, and if students know how to read their transcripts. In the spring, students will lead similar workshops for parents.
1. We are demanding OUSD Board Officials to adopt our adopt our recommendations.
Dump the D grade and put in support systems for transcript monitoring and early intervention
Put students and parents in the driver seat through A-G trainings and regular communication (at least annually) on A-G status
Create more credit recovery systems for students
2. We are enrolling Oakland High Schools.
In the Spring of 2023, 10 schools committed to adopt at least of one our A-G Family Practice