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Aspire East Palo Alto Charter School Student

Aspire East Palo Alto Charter School

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

Student Information
Enrollment: 600

  • Hispanic: 87%
  • African-American: 5%
  • Multiracial: 2%
  • Pacific Islander: 3%
  • Caucasian: 2%
  • Not available: 2%

Free and Reduced Lunch: 75%

Key Dates 2023-24:

First Day of School: August 7, 2023
Labor Day: September 4, 2023
Staff PD Day (no students): September 15, 2023
Fall Break: October 2-6, 2023
Staff PD Day (no students): October 9, 2023
Veterans Day: November 10, 2023
Harvest Break: November 20-24, 2023
Winter Break: December 18, 2023-January 5, 2024
Staff PD Day (no students): January 8, 2024
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 15, 2024
Presidents’ Day: February 19, 2024
Staff PD Day (no students): February 2, 2024
Spring Break: March 25-April 5, 2024
Cesar Chavez Day: March 31, 2024
Staff PD Day (no students): April 8, 2024
Memorial Day: May 27, 2024
Last Day of School/Teacher Work Year: June 14, 2024

Last Day of School/Teacher Work Year: June 16, 2023

For information and resources on bullying and harassment prevention, please contact your school administrator or the Regional Director of Student Services at 510-434-5000 for support. Aspire families can also report a bullying incident by completing this online form.

School Address & Contact Information


1286 Runnymede Street,
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Contact Info



School Officials

Principal’s Message

Dear EPACS Students and Families,

My name is Terry Kawi, and I am excited to serve the EPACS community as the new school Principal. I have been a part of the wider Aspire network since 2018 when I joined as a middle school ELA teacher at Aspire ERES Academy. After ERES closed in 2021, I transitioned to Aspire Berkley Maynard Academy where I taught 7th grade ELA and ultimately decided to take a break from the classroom after nearly 10 years teaching middle school. This past year, I served on the Bay Area Regional Team as our region’s Secondary Humanities Program Manager. Over the last five years in these different roles, I have gained experience, knowledge, perspective, and sharpened my skills as an instructional leader, transformational coach, and culturally responsive practitioner. I am excited to be able to serve EPACS in this capacity and feel fortunate to be able to bring my skills, criticality, and commitment to antiracism and equity to EPACS. In addition, I feel fortunate to be able to work with and alongside as well as learn from all of my new teammates. Lastly, I am looking forward to meeting you all. I know that the EPACS team is hopeful that we will be able to strengthen our partnerships with families in the coming school year, and I am confident that family engagement and presence will only increase from here.

Thank you,

Ms. Kawi