United for Success Academyhttp://www.unitedforsuccess.org
United for Success Academy is a new small school designed by families and teachers who want a safe, caring and high-achieving middle school in the heart of Oakland’s Fruitvale District. We open in 2006 with 200 6th and 7th graders, adding 8th in 2007. A vibrant immigrant and minority district, Fruitvale’s large school-age population has been historically underserved by large impersonal school, scripted instruction and low expectations. We encourage our scholars to develop skills that help them operate in the wider world through project-based learning and curriculum integration which require high-level collaborative and critical thinking skills.