Welcome to the ARISE High School

ARISE High School is recruiting a Co-Principal of Curriculum and Instruction!

The application deadline has been extended to December 31st.  The selection process to happen in Jan 2015.  The position begins July 1st, 2015.  CLICK HERE to see the full job posting.



Since opening its doors in 2007, ARISE High School, a small charter school in East Oakland, California, is part of the Coalition of Essential Schools network. ARISE serves 240 students in grades 9-12, with a focus on preparing students from low income families to be the first in their families to attend college.

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, & just society.

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.




ARISE 2014-15 Quick Facts guide

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This past semester, the Student Leadership, Ethnic Studies, and Government classes partnered with Generation Citizen on Youth Participatory Action Research projects.  Their work culminated into a Civics Day, which was held at San Francisco’s City Hall on May 9, 2014.  Two of the student research teams that went won awards:  The Grassroots Change Award and the Systemic Impact Award.  The Ethnic Studies team presented their work around the topic of Gentrification and the Youth Leadership team presented on Stress in our community.  Please help me in not only congratulating these students who represented ARISE well, but all the students who partnered with Generation Citizen:  Elizabeth Ramirez, Claudia Tapia, Alberto Corona, and Rachel Arauz.

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Please support ARISE by joining us in our first annual ARISE Up Benefit Concert that will be held on May 20th at the Lakeside Theater in Oakland.  For more information and ticket sales visit our page here.

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Please support ARISE Critical Youth Researchers from the Student Leadership and English 4 Step to College classes as they present their action research projects around topics of health and education to the community on Tuesday May 6 from 6-8pm at the ISEED (Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design) community space at 1625 Clay St, Suite 600, in beautiful downtown Oakland!

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Congratulations to our very own Liz Solis for getting featured in the New York Times!  Ms. Liz is our Assistant Principal and also teaches a history class.  You can read her interview here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/05/jobs/finding-her-teaching-voice.html?_r=0