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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: 587


  • Hispanic: 87%
  • African-American: 4%
  • Multiracial: 2%
  • Pacific Islander: 3%
  • Caucasian: 2%
  • Not available: 2%

Free and Reduced Lunch: 69%

Key Dates 2022-23:

First Day of School: August 8, 2022
Labor Day: September 5, 2022
Fall Break: October 3 – 7, 2022
Staff PD Day (no students): October 10, 2022
Veterans Day: November 11, 2022
Thanksgiving Holiday (1 Week): November 21 – 25, 2022
Winter Break (3 Weeks): December 19, 2022 – January 6, 2023
Staff PD Day (no students): January 9, 2023
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 16, 2023
Presidents’ Day: February 20, 2023
Staff PD Day (no students): March 6, 2023
Spring Break (2 Weeks): March 27 – April 7, 2023
Staff PD Day (no students): April 10, 2023
Memorial Day: May 29, 2023
Last Day of School/Teacher Work Year: June 16, 2023

School Address & Contact Information


1286 Runnymede Street,
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Contact Info



School Officials


Jeremy Akiyama

Principal’s Message

Dear EPACS Community,

Welcome home! We are so excited to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year! East Palo Alto Charter School is a proud TK-8th grade public charter school in East Palo Alto, CA and we are thrilled to launch what will be an incredible year! 

Our community of students, families, and educators have shown the most admirable persistence and resilience through COVID-19 and shown up with widespread empathy during moments of hardship in the last year. Despite the challenges of COVID and the adverse impact it has had in our world, our community remains committed to providing rigorous academic instruction and wellness services to support the “whole child”. Our team is bigger and committed as ever to serving our EPA community alongside our parents.

EPACS and our work in EPA was founded by families and our community. We deeply value and see the importance of knowing where we have been while also innovating for our future. For the first time in almost a decade, EPACS is a TK-8 and we look forward to completing construction of our expanded campus this Fall. Our hope is to foster a culture of belonging and ensure that our learning spaces are inclusive, joyous, and safe. 

We are grateful for the immense trust you have placed in us and aim to collaborate with our families to ensure our kids get our full hearts and most quality education. This work requires all of us to remain steadfast in our commitments to inclusivity and equity and in our belief that every child deserves to be celebrated for who they are and what they bring to our community. Thank you for being with us on our journey and we cannot wait to see you soon! 

With gratitude,

Jeremy Akiyama, Principal