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“I came here because this school is different from my experiences at other high schools. AIAHS showed me that I can be a leader and actually make changes in the school if I feel like we need changes. This school showed me that I have a voice and the coaches can hear me … AIAHS has helped me change into a better person and a person who can lead.” -Alumna, Class of 2018

Prospective Students:

We see your potential and can help you see it for yourself! Learn more about our Admissions process below; we hope you’ll join our community.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. There is a single online application system for all interested applicants at the Enroll Oakland Charter website at: https://enrolloak.schoolmint.net/welcomeback.

How to Apply:

A first step in the applications process is finding out if the school is a good match for you. Take time to look through our website to familiarize yourself with the programs and community at Alternatives in Action High School. Read more about our Academic Programs, Student Life, and how to Get Involved. At any time that you have additional questions, we are also here to help guide you through the process of determining if our school is right for you or your student.

One of the most helpful ways to learn more and experience what our community has to offer is to come visit. We invite you to attend a formal Admissions Event, join us on a student or parent/guardian tour, or come to one of our many wonderful community events.

The process for applying and enrolling at Alternatives in Action High School is as follows:

While we typically admit students for the start of each school year, if space is available, we also enroll students throughout the year.

Important Dates: Oakland Public School Enrollment for 2021-2022 School Year

Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year will open on Monday, November 16, 2020. Click here to learn more information and get updates.

#1. Explore: OaklandSchoolFinder.org to find the best public school for your child

#2. Apply: Submit all applications
On-Time Application Period: November 16, 2020 – February 5, 2021
Late Application Period: Begins February 8, 2021

#3. Accept: School offers
School offers will be made on March 11, 2021
Confirm school offer by March 25, 2021

#4. Register: Registration dates differ. Check in with your school for the deadline.

Admission Events:

2020-2021 Recruitment/Information Sessions:

Alternatives in Action High School is hosting school tours and informational sessions throughout the school year.  Please RSVP via email to Lizbeth Gomez, Operations Manager at lgomez@alternativesinaction.org. You can also schedule an information sessions as needed. Please call the front office at (510)748-4314 to schedule a day and time.

Due to COVID-19, we are limiting in person informational sessions until further notice. Please contact Lizbeth to schedule a virtual tour.

Info Nights:
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020 (6-7pm)
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2020 (6-7pm)
  • Thursday, January 14, 2021 (6-7 pm)
  • Thursday, January 28, 2021 (6-7 pm)

Join via Zoom at:

Enrollment Lottery: March 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (if necessary)

The open enrollment application deadline for Alternatives in Action High School for the 2021-2021 school year is on February 5, 2021. Applications received by this deadline will be included in our lottery. After the lottery date, we will notify applicants if they received an offer or if they are on the waitlist.

Applications submitted after the February deadline will be considered a Round 2 Application – you will be placed on a waiting list at Alternatives in Action High School, and offered an enrollment space on a first-come first-served basis.

For more information, or to schedule a tour, call us at (510) 748-4314.

SARC Report (Student Accountability Report Card)

Click here to view the 2015-2016 SARC Document for Alternatives in Action High School.