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“Alternatives in Action High School is a community. It’s the best school I’ve been to. I feel more prepared for my future. Our school inspires me to take that next step.” Aaron McNamara, Graduate, Class of 2011 

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 2019-2020 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.

Admission Events:

2019-2020 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.

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:30 – 10:30 am

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm and 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm and 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Wednesday, Febraury 5th, 2020 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm and 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at 9:00 – 10:00 am

Wednesday, Febuary 19th at 2:00 – 3:00 pm and 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Enrollment Lottery:

March 11th, 2020 at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (if necessary)

The open enrollment application deadline for Alternatives in Action High School for the 2020-2021 school year is on February 7, 2020. 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 7 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.