Monthly Archives: May 2017

Downtown Charter Academy, Oakland, CA – May 15, 2017

by George J Elbaum Downtown Charter Academy (DCA) is a public charter school with 248 students in grades 6 to 8.  Student population is 80% Asian, 15% Hispanic, and 2% each Black and White. Per its website, “DCA is committed … Continue reading

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Lighthouse Community Charter High School, Oakland, CA – May 12, 2017

by George J Elbaum Lighthouse Community Charter High School, founded in 2002, is a public charter school in East Oakland and serves 750 students in grades K-12, with 214 students in grades 9-12.  The school is located in a light … Continue reading

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Washington High School, Fremont, CA – April 27, 2017

by George J Elbaum Washington High School (WHS) is a public school with an enrollment of approximately 2000 students of diverse backgrounds.  Together with Jack Weinstein of Facing History & Ourselves, I first visited Washington High School in March 2011 and … Continue reading

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Notre Dame High School, San Jose, CA – April 26, 2017

by George J Elbaum Notre Dame High School is an all-girls, Catholic, college preparatory school with an enrollment of 630 students.  Since its founding in 1851, it has been the premier educator of young women of Silicon Valley based on … Continue reading

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Seattle World School, Seattle, WA – April 24, 2017 (PM)

by George J Elbaum Seattle World School (SWS) is Seattle Public Schools’ culturally and linguistically diverse high school for newcomer secondary students.  It is one of only a few schools in the country designed as a preliminary entry point for … Continue reading

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Islander Middle School, Mercer Island, WA – April 24, 2017 (AM)

by George J Elbaum Islander Middle School (IMS) is the only public middle school (grades 6 thru 8) on Mercer Island.  Its enrollment is approximately 1100 students with 28% minority.  IMS utilizes district-adopted curriculum as the foundation for its core … Continue reading

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The Bay School, San Francisco, CA April 20, 2017

by George J Elbaum Founded in 2004, The Bay School (Bay) is an independent, coeducational college preparatory high school in the Presidio of San Francisco.  With more than 350 students in grades 9 through 12, Bay balances challenging academics and … Continue reading

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