Welcome to the ARISE High School

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 High School is hiring for experienced and credentialed teachers interested in joining an existing crew of dedicated and experienced educators, students, parent and community leaders who struggle together to help create a more just, healthy, and equitable society. CLICK HERE to see the job postings.



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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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