Another Great Year
Oakland High School is proud to provide an excellent education to all students in a safe environment. Each student has a foundation for not only high academic achievement but for pursuing personal, social and emotional growth. Our goal is that all our students are prepared to enter the work force fully prepared for life's challenges. We offer a solid college preparatory program, including nearly a dozen Advanced Placement and Honors offerings, and we routinely send graduates to notable public and private universities.
This year alone, we will have dozens of Class of 2015 graduates attending classes across the state at California State University campuses at Cal Poly SLO, Chico, East Bay, Long Beach, Monterey, Northridge, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Sonoma. Nearly four dozen recent graduates will begin college life at University of California campuses, including Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. A few others are staying local at Holy Names University, Mills, and St. Mary's College, while our most adventurous graduates will venture out of state to make their mark at Alabama State, Arizona State, Middlebury University, Paul Quinn College, Grambling State University, Lawrence University, Talledega College, and Wesleyan University.
Most of our Oakland High students find support through one of our five specialized schools within our school: the AVID Program, the Environmental Sciences Academy, the Public Health Academy, Project Lead the Way, or the Visual Arts & Academics Academy. We have also developed four structured 9th grade "families" to give all in-coming freshmen the best possible start to their high school careers.
Another strength of our school is the student Leadership program and our Athletics program. A long-standing tradition at Oakland High, the active Delegate Assembly (student government) and Leadership class not only plan student activities, but also regularly contribute to school policy decisions. Wildcats also have the opportunity to express their school spirit by participating in our more than fifty clubs and/or the twenty-three interscholastic sports offered, including Football, Basketball, Baseball and Softball, as well as Badminton, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, and Wrestling.
Nordstrom Scholarship Winner!
Thursday, September 25th, 2014 two representatives from Nordstrom's "prize
patrol" made a visit to Ms. Dellefield's 1st period Psychology class to
"talk about the Nordstrom Scholarship". Their true purpose quickly
became evident: to surprise Oakland High senior Sherry Liang with the
presentation of one of its coveted $10,000 scholarships! As they handed
over the "giant check", tears of joy filled Sherry's eyes, saying "this
will make college possible!"
presents 80 such scholarships nationwide each year, and base their
decision on a student's GPA, community service and demonstrated
leadership ability in their community. Sherry was OUSD's only winner