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Expanding Access

Ensuring every Oakland family has access to a high quality school

Every Oakland family deserves a quality school that helps them develop their full potential. For generations Black, Brown and low income families have sought educational opportunity but lacked quality school options in their neighborhoods. FIA supports families through publicizing options with an emphasis on highlighting schools that are providing quality education and equitable access to Oakland’s students, especially those traditionally underserved.
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Oakland Quality High School Awards

The race gap in college eligibility is Oakland’s “dirty little secret”. 80% of white seniors will graduate from an OUSD high school and be able to apply to a 4 year college. For Latinos, 55% and Black students, just 40%. Since 2019 FIA has hosted a spring awards show to recognize the district and charter high schools that are providing extraordinary college access to Black and Brown students.

Last spring, thousands of Oaklanders gathered together to celebrate the top high schools making college eligibility a reality for Black and Brown students. Every year, FIA hosts awards shows that uplift the schools and educators that are making access to college a reality.

FIA & A-G College Eligibility

A-G Resources

Download the Tool kit: FIA + A-G Tool Kit ➔

Download the A-G Training Kit: What is A-G and why does it matter? ➔

To choose a quality high school, look at the A-G completion rates ➔

To choose a quality elementary school, look at the SBAC data by board district ➔

FIA Alameda County Election Update

June 7 election’s early results!

FIA Talks: College Talks

Our fourth podcast episode is out now!

Can K12 Enrollment Declines Spark a Push for Quality?

Public school enrollment dropped in California this year by more than 110,000 students.

Congrats Grads! Spring Leadership Inst. & Graduation Celebration

The Spring 2022 Leadership Institute was made up of 50 parent and youth leaders with a common goal – triple voter registration to build electoral power among charter school communities.

Alumni Mentorship Boosts Student Success at ARISE HS

RISE High School was one of seven Oakland schools to be awarded the Pivotal Practice Award for 2022.

AB 2484 Negatively Effects Charter Schools

Bill Guts Charter Facility Funding

FIA Talks: Importance of Voting

FIA Talks’ 3rd podcast episode is out now! In this episode, three Latitude 37.8 students join us to dive into the importance of voting and what it means for our youth to get civically engaged.

Building Leadership »

Empowering Families, Educators, and Community Leaders

Expanding Access »

Ensuring every Oakland family has access to a high quality school

Catalyzing Quality »

Helping raise the bar for quality education

Ecosystem Development »

Bringing Oakland together in the name of quality