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Aspire East Palo Alto Charter School Student

Aspire East Palo Alto Charter School

Grades: TK – 8
Sponsoring District: East Palo Alto
CDS/Charter Numbers: CDS: #41-68999-0134197 Charter: #125
Afterschool Program? Y

Student Information

Enrollment: 499

  • Hispanic: 89%
  • African-American: 4%
  • Pacific Islander: 3%
  • Caucasian: 2%
  • Multiple: 2%

Free and Reduced Lunch: 89%

Key Dates

1st day of School: August 10, 2020
Labor Day: September 7, 2020
Fall Break: October 7-9, 2020
Teacher Work Day – No Student Classes: October 12-13, 2020
Veteran’s Day: November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving Break: November 25-27, 2020
Winter Break: December 21, 2020-January 8, 2021
Teacher Work Day – No Student Classes: January 11, 2021
Presidents Day: February 15, 2021
Spring Break: March 29-April 8, 2021
Teacher Work Day – No Student Classes: April 9, 2021
Memorial Day: May 31, 2021
Last Day of School: June 11, 2021

School Address & Contact Information


1286 Runnymede Street,
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Contact Info



School Officials


Jeremy Akiyama

Principal’s Message

Aspire East Palo Alto Charter School is celebrating our 25th year in SY 2021-2022 and we are dedicated to preparing all of our students for college and career success. We deeply value the impact belonging and connection has on a community and know it is key to helping a scholar grow. We believe in data-driven rigorous instruction designed to put our students on the road to academic success that uplifts the whole child. We are a TK-8 public charter school in East Palo Alto with a rich history in the community we serve. Our vision has been rooted in celebrating our scholars’ identities so that they can be advocates, allies, and changemakers within our community. Our students, families, and educators exude joy and love. As we work to advance our work to equitably serve students in EPA, please join us in this work. Our community partners, volunteers, and supporters enable us to meet the needs of our students and our community.


Jeremy Akiyama

Principal, Aspire East Palo Alto Charter School