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Bay Area

Welcome to the Bay Area Region at Aspire Public Schools; home to 11 Aspire schools, serving over 4,000 students in Oakland, Richmond, and East Palo Alto. We invite you to discover more about our incredible teammates in each of our Bay Area schools.

Aspire Bay Area Regional Office
1001 22nd Avenue, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94607

2018-19 Key Dates for Aspire Bay Area Region

First Day of School: August 6, 2018
Fall Break: October 08-12, 2018
Thanksgiving Break: November 19-23, 2018
Winter Break: December 24, 2018-January 11, 2019
Spring Break: April 1-12, 2019
Last Day of School: June 14, 2019

Bay Area Leadership Team

Superintendent’s Message

It is truly an honor to serve as the Bay Area Superintendent. At each of our Aspire Bay Area Schools, we are mission-driven to change the odds of low-income students and students of color. From our college flags in our hallways to our rigorous instruction — our schools are designed to introduce the idea of higher education to students and families, and put them on the road to a four-year degree. To achieve this, we are dedicated to providing all students with an exceptional education that will allow them to excel inside and outside the classroom. Our rigorous core curriculum, highly qualified staff, high standards and expectations, extended instructional hours, and personalized learning opportunities create learning environments that help our students feel supported and confident to take on the complex and challenging work.

We are grateful that you are considering joining our family. We invite you to visit one of our schools and see first hand our staff, teachers, and students at work.

Kimi Kean,
Aspire Bay Area Superintendent

Aspire Bay Area Regional Calendar

December 24, 2018
  • Winter Break: December 24, 2018-January 11, 2019

    December 24, 2018 - January 11, 2019

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April 1, 2019
  • Spring Break: April 1-12, 2019

    April 1, 2019 - April 12, 2019

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June 14, 2019

Demographics

Bay Area Students
4,450+
Post-Secondary Matriculation Rate
92%
# College Courses Passed Prior to HS Graduation (Class of '17)
3,279
Bay Area Teammates
630+

Key Goals + Initiatives

  • Unify our team to more deeply implement a rigorous, TK-12 college-ready instructional program grounded in Common Core and NGSS
  • Use data cycles and systems to monitor progress at the school, classroom and student level with a focus on creating equitable outcomes for African-American students, English Learners and students receiving Special Education services
  • Strengthen school culture through deepening social emotional learning and a focus on interrupting chronic absenteeism
  • Dramatically increase college success for Aspire graduates through a data driven approach to college counseling
  • Implement consistent, data-driven operational practices and systems at the regional and school level so that leaders can increase their focus on instruction
  • Redefine regional and site leadership roles and responsibilities to strengthen our implementation and impact

Board Meeting Minutes

Board Members