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    A humanizing approach to school culture.

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    Relevant curriculum rooted in critical pedagogy

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    90% of graduates are accepted to 4-year universities

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    A challenging college prep curriculum preparing students for college

  • Innovative performance based assessment

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    Supporting and inspiring students to believe in themselves

About ARISE: We aim to meet the needs of our 260 students’ however they come to us. Our students follow a challenging college prep curriculum that emphasizes knowledge of self, critical consciousness, and performance assessment. ARISE provides the curriculum in a supportive personalized environment, which provides wrap-around services through our emotional counselors, college advisors, teachers and families. We are thrilled that 90% of our graduates are accepted to a 4-year college!

Welcome to the ARISE High School

ARISE High School ensures that our community RISES UP! to become intellectual leaders of the world.   ARISE is located in the heart of the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland. 95% of our 260 students are low-income students of color. Our students are immersed in a challenging college-prep curriculum that emphasizes knowledge of self, critical consciousness, and performance assessment. The curriculum is enacted in the context of a highly personalized and supportive environment, which provides wrap-around services through our socio-emotional counselors, college advisors, and teachers. We are thrilled that 90% of our graduating seniors have been accepted to a 4-year college!

Mission and Vision

The MISSION of ARISE High School is to empower ourselves with the skills, knowledge, and agency to become highly educated, humanizing, critically conscious, intellectual, and reflective leaders in our community.

At ARISE we nurture, train, and discipline our school community to engage in a continuous practice of developing mind, heart, and body towards a VISION where we actively rise up. Agency and self-determination drive our struggle to improve our own material and social conditions towards a more healthy, equitable, and just society.

ARISE High School has filled our open positions for the 2015-16 year.  If you are interested in working with us for 2016-17, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@arisehighschool.org.  Or find more information at our jobs page.

See what’s happening at ARISE below!

Hear the Voices of ARISE [6 min]
Feel It – our mini-documentary [6 min]


ARISE partners to plant 35 trees!

Since we sold 35 yearbooks last year, we’ve worked with our partners, TreeRing and Trees for the Future, to plant 35 trees in your school’s name. We have earned the TreeRing “Green Yearbook School” certification!      

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Building a School in Nicaragua

Four ARISE students will be traveling to Nicaragua with ARISE’s partner, Build On this summer to construct a school in a rural Nicaraguan community. The four students were chosen to represent ARISE because of their outstanding dedication to giving back … Continue reading

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