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Aspire Golden State College Preparatory Academy

WINNER! Top Bay Area Public Schools 2019

  • Top School for Low-income Latino Students, High School

Grades: 6-12
Sponsoring District: Oakland
CDS/Charter NumbersCDS: #01-61259-0118224 Charter: #1023
Afterschool Program? Y (for grades 6-9 only)
Afterschool Program Hours: M-Th: 3:30-6:00pm; F: 12:15-3:30pm

Student Information

Enrollment: 542
  • For more information about enrollment, please contact Liz Alonso, phone: 510-567-9631 (extension is 18014).
Hispanic: 79%
African-American: 18%
Caucasian: 1%
Not available: 1%
Free and Reduced Lunch: 65%

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


1009 66th Avenue,
Oakland, CA 94621, United States

Contact Info



School Officials

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Scholars, 

Welcome to Aspire Golden State College Preparatory Academy, the home of Panther Pride!! I am delighted to welcome our new and returning families to the 2021-2022 school year.

Golden State Prep is a school with strong traditions, and is known for its academic excellence, strong parent support, and dedicated staff. Our GSP Vision: Our students are critically literate and empowered. By embodying our GSP values of family, equity, growth mindset, respect/integrity, and purpose/passion, they become leaders, ready to leverage college and careers to enhance their lives and those of their families and communities. Our focus on Linked Learning through our Entrepreneurship Pathways, SEL implementation, and reading comprehension continues to provide a well-rounded education for all students.

GSP’s staff is knowledgeable, committed, and dedicated to the success of all of our students. We share the belief that through a strong, active collaboration with students, parents, guardians, and community members, we can create a safe and exciting learning environment that challenges all of our students. Each child receives a well-rounded education that comprises California Common Core Standards, California Content Standards in Science, Social Studies, Music, Art, and Physical Education.  

As a collective staff, we are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure that your children can achieve their highest potential.  We recognize that in order to be successful in school, your children need support from both the home and school.  We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.  Thank you for giving us the amazing opportunity to educate your children.  We hold this responsibility with the highest regard! 

Families, here are some ways that you can support your child(ren)’s education at Golden State Prep:

  • Make sure your child attends school daily and arrives on time, ready to learn
  • Ensure your child completes all classwork and homework assignments given by teachers
  • Have your child read daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
  • Ask your child about their school experiences so that you are aware of her/his school life

Here are some important upcoming events: 

First Day of School: The first day of school for all students is Monday, August 9, 2021. Instruction begins at 8:15 am for all students.  Please plan to arrive early on the first day of school to avoid traffic. Adults are not allowed to enter campus without checking into the office first.  We will have several staff members available to help children navigate their way to their advisory classroom and have Advisory assignments posted at the front of the building.  

*The first 2 weeks of school (Aug 9-20), will follow the minimum day schedule and ALL students will be released at 12:30pm.*

School Bell Schedule: The front gate opens daily at 8:00 a.m. for students to begin arriving at school.  Supervision is provided.  We begin serving breakfast in the school cafeteria at 7:45 am. Only students eating in the cafeteria should be on campus from 7:45-8:00. Students must be inside their classrooms at the 8:15am bell to be considered present and on time to school. 

I look forward to an amazing 2021-2022 school year with you all!


Deloris V. Brown

Building Principal