School Portfolio Management 2016-17 Initiatives Quality School Development


Quality School Development Priorities

  • Improve Performance (increase # Green/Blue seats)
  • Increase Choosers (increase % 1st choice enrollment)
  • Maximize Resources (move $ from operations to program - reduce administrative costs)


Sankofa Academy

Project Lead: Nicole Browning

Objective: Invest in PK-5 program at Sankofa focused on international studies, performing arts, and recommendations from community. Consolidate middle grades program effective 2017-18 to prioritize focus on elementary.


Current PK-8 program for 2016-17 becomes PK-5 program for 2017-18

Program undergoes intensive, multi-year transformation process to become a strong feeder to Claremont Middle School


West Oakland: MLK / Lowell Educational Complex

Project Leads: Ron Smith & Megan Sweet

Objective: Invest in single PK-8 continuum across two campuses that provides gradesĀ PK-3 program at MLK campus and gradesĀ 4-8 program at Lowell campus, led by a single Executive Principal and 2-3 AP's (and/or instructional deans)


Current three schools (one PK-5, one TK-5, and one 6-8) become single school program over phased two year approach.

Programs undergo intensive ANet collaboration for high quality instruction, & school transformation design process focused on STEAM & becoming a strong feeder to McClymonds High School


Hoover & Prescott K-8 Configurations

Project Lead: Pablo Villavicencio

Objective: Invest in converting two PK-5 to PK-8 continuum in order to retain students into a strong feeder pattern to McClymonds High School


Two PK-5 schools becoming PK-8 schools beginning in 2018-19

Increased retention of students through middle grades in West Oakland, and increasing feeder pattern to McClymonds High School.


Westlake Performing Arts Conversion


Project Lead: Pablo Villavicencio & Silke Bradford

Objective: TENTATIVE - Invest in collaboration, co-location and ultimately conversion of COVA K-8 charter school within Westlake to become a single District-run K-8 Performing Arts and International Studies program.


Successful conversion of a charter school into a District-run school

Consolidation of two programs into a single high demand, high quality program offering unique program option district-wide as a magnet

Developing a strong feeder to McClymonds and Oakland Technical High Schools


Dual Language Middle School

Project Leads: Pablo Villavicencio & Nicole Knight

Objective: Invest in the authorizing of a new District-run secondary school focused on multilingualism as part of the Dual Language Pathways vision beginning with 6th grade in Fall 2017


Long-term in increase in 1st choice enrollment and strong multilingual feeder patterns from elementary to secondary

Placement in facility at Rudsdale campus at 71st Avenue near Havenscourt for first 2-3 years.

Some impact on 6th grade projections for 2017-18 across middle schools, based on introducing new 6th grade program option.


Elmhurst Campus

Project Lead: Pablo Villavicencio

Objective: Invest in maximizing strengths of two schools to increase 1st choice enrollment, improve performance and increase shared resources


Two schools sharing campus, each developing out distinct models, while establishing shared site committee to maximize resources and reduce administrative costs

Increasing existing 8th grade performance through school design process w/ Mastery Design Collaborative and developing a strong feeder pattern to Castlemont High School


Havenscourt Campus

Project Lead: TBD

Objective: Invest in the reconfiguration of programs to establish high quality PK-12 feeder patterns, ensuring all students graduate from the Havensourt Campus college, career & community ready


TENTATIVE: Two PK-5 Elementary programs feeding two 6-12 secondary programs, likely to incorporate Dual Language secondary program

Reconfiguration of Roots International Academy 6-8

SIG Grant investment of $17 million over five years to build out CUES as Dual Language model and Futures as Project-Based, Common Core aligned program

TENTATIVE: Possible future use of Rudsdale campus (71st Street) as Graduate Center for 12th graders taking college level courses and engaging in internships and work experience


Thrival Study Abroad Pilot

Santa Fe - Call for Quality Schools

Charter Facility Co-Locations

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