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Downtown Charter Academy

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Pennies for Patients 

Through March 24, 2017, Downtown Charter Academy is hosting a Pennies for Patients Fundraiser that benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation. Learn more by watching their video below!

 

 

Home of the Griffins!

DOWNTOWN CHARTER ACADEMY IS ONE OF THE HIGHEST PERFORMING MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN OAKLAND AND ALAMEDA COUNTY

 

Amethod Public Schools foster students’ motivation and belief in perseverance and academic achievement. We are a free and public charter school that believes in the promise of hard working students of all perspectives, backgrounds, and talents.

 

We challenge every student to strive towards a purpose larger than the self, and challenge all families to expect more from their schools, themselves and their children.

Rigorous Academics

  • DCA offers California State Common Core Standards based curriculum, which includes daily blocks of:
    • 90 minutes of English Language Arts and Mathematics
    • 60 minutes of History and Science
    • 60 minutes of Physical Education
  • DCA offers a mandatory summer session each year to ensure that students are prepared as they move forward through middle school.
  • Two to four hours of homework are assigned each night, and homework packets are assigned for each holiday break.
  • Spring tutoring sessions are available for all incoming 6th graders.

DCA Gets Results

DCA is committed to excellence and academics, demonstrated through its emphasis on structure and student achievement for traditionally underserved urban students. This is accomplished by:

  • Improving the academic achievement of all students
  • Closing the achievement gap of educationally-disadvantaged students
  • Focusing on student attendance
  • Supporting effective educators
  • Providing a structured learning environment
  • Fostering a culture based on honoring hard work

Course Offerings

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Mathematics

Pre- Algebra/Algebra I

Algebra I/ Geometry

Literature/Grammar

Literature/Grammar

Literature/Grammar

Ancient Civilizations

Medieval and Early Modern Times

U.S. History

Earth Science

Life Science

Physical Science

Physical Education

Physical Education

Physical Education

 

After School Programs

Chess

Computer Science

Newsletter  

Yearbook   

Basketball   

Mad Science

Volleyball  

Harry Potter 

Guitar 

Band

 

DCA and beyond

Downtown Charter Academy feeds into Oakland Charter High School, a high school ranked among the top percentile of highest performing high schools in the state of California!

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Contact Us:

Downtown Charter Academy

2000 Dennison Street 

Oakland, CA 94606

 

Phone: 510-535-1580

Fax: 510-535-1597

 

Weekly Schedule:

6-8th grade M-TH 8:30-3:30pm

6-8th grade F 8:30-12:40pm

 

Our school is open M-F 7:30-6:00pm

Documents:

Leadership:

Meet Downtown Charter Academy

 

Mrs. Ortega - Site Director

 

 

 

Mr. Pentony - Dean of Students 


 

 

Academic Performance Index (API)

Year

English

Language Arts

Mathematics

History

Science

2010-2011

79%

89%

94%

91%

2011-2012

71%

77%

78%

70%

2012-2013

79%

84%

84%

87%

2013-2014

-

-

-

95%

 
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