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  • Monthly School Site Council (SSC) Meeting:
    Friday, April 24th @ 8:45am in FRC
    Reunión Mensual del Concilio Escolar (SSC):
    viernes 24 de abril @ 8:45am in el Centro de Recursos
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  • Happenings this Month:
    April 2015
    Ocurriendo éste mes: 
    abril 2015
    Spring Break: Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10 → No School
    Classes will resume on Monday, April 13, 2015
     Have a restful Spring Break! 
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASP) formerly known as Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) Testing
    Students in grades 6-8 and 11 will be participating in required Summative Testing during the following weeks:
    • Grade 11: April 27 - April 30 
    Scholarship Opportunities:
    10th-12th grade students:
    College JumpStart Scholarship Program is available for students who can write a 250 words or less to express your goals for going to college. The deadline to apply is April 15th. For more information and to apply, visit
    Latino Business Association Foundation Scholarship is available for students with a 2.5 or above. The scholarship award amount ranges from $500-$1500. There is no deadline, but it’s recommended that you apply asap! For more information and to apply, visit

    If you attended the Cash for College workshop, download the Cash for College App to enter a drawing for a $1500 scholarship! Also students who download the app & attended the Cash for College & completed the FAFSA/DREAM App by March 2nd will receive a textbook offer from Chegg!  
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  • Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Our Vida Verde 6th grade trip was fully funded!! Thank you to all who contributed to our trip! 

    ~Ms. Sonnenberg 
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  • Social Justice Week of Action: 3/27/15 - 4/3/15

    Parents, staff & community are invited to join us for CCPA’s first annual Social Justice Week of Action! Contact Ms. Bellow for more information or to RSVP -
    • Friday, March 27, 12pm: Kick Off Assembly to celebrate social justice arts & performance!

    Performances from Youth Speaks, and mural presentation from CCPA students!

    • Friday, March 27, 6-9pm: Black and Brown Unity Showcase at MetWest High School.

    CCPA Interns with 67 Suenos have been organizing this night of poetry, performances and film, with special guest former Black Panther Party Chairwoman Elaine Brown. More info here. Contact Ms. Bellow to sign-up.

    • Monday, March 30 8am-1pm: Arts Action Day!

    History classes will rotate through social justice-themed art activities

    • Tuesday, March 31: Cesar Chavez Service Day (no school)

    10am-2pm - volunteer with BuildOn for a service project at CCPA

    3-6pm - March for the Schools Oakland Students Deserve (San Antonio Park to Downtown)

    • Wednesday, April 1, 8am-1pm: Social Justice Exhibitions

    Social Justice pathway students and history students will present on their social justice history projects, and senior projects to other classes.

    • Thursday, April 2, 2-3pm: Workshops by Social Justice pathway students

    Ms. Bellow and Ms. Asha’s social justice pathway students will present workshops with their internship site mentors.

    • Friday, April 3, 8:45am: Poly Day Assembly!

                CCPA and Roots Pacific Islander students will present an assembly on Polynesian history and culture.
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About CCPA 
Coliseum College Prep Academy (CCPA) is a small high school on the Havenscourt campus in East Oakland and the first Oakland school serving grades 6 through 12. The stability of our program allows us to build powerful relationships with students and families to support a positive school culture and high student achievement. At CCPA, all students develop as learners, thinkers, communicators, and citizens. Our school program meets each learner’ s unique needs, value their passions and interests, connect their learning to the real world, and require students to demonstrate what they know and are able to do. Through partnerships with multiple community groups, we provide supports to help all students achieve high standards. Technology is integrated throughout our program to ensure students are ready to compete in our digital world.
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Class of 2015: 

Congratulations on submitting your college applications!

Here are the first college acceptances for the CCPA Class of 2015:
  • Alejandra Rivera: CSU East Bay, Chico State University, UC Davis, UCLA
  • Andrea Arroyo: San Francisco State University, Pacific University (Oregon), University of Great Falls-Montana, Sonoma State University, Whittier College (Southern CA)
  • Antonio Villarreal: Chico State University
  • Bryan Perez Wencez: CSU East Bay
  • Carlos Rangel: Chico State University, CSU East Bay, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, UC Berkeley
  • Carlos Santillán: CSU East Bay
  • Daniel Lopez-Ortega: San Francisco State University
  • Deyri Rabadan: CSU East Bay, San Francisco State University, CSU Stanislaus
  • Elizabeth Mendoza: CSU East Bay, CSU Stanislaus
  • Ericson Amaya: CSU East Bay, San Francisco State University
  • Jesús Barragán: San Francisco State University, San Jose State University (Engineering), University of Great Falls-Montana
  • Juliana Rivera: Chico State University, CSU East Bay
  • Leana Hudson: CSU East Bay, San Francisco State University
  • Luis Robles: CSU East Bay, UC Merced
  • Maria Lino: CSU East Bay, CSU Stanislaus, Chico State University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Knox College (Illinois) 
  • Patricia Avila: Chico State University, UC Merced
  • Patricia Razo: CSU East Bay, San Francisco State University, Chico State University, CSU Long Beach
  • Paul Gonzalez: San Francisco State University
  • Veronica Reyes Niño: CSU East Bay
  • Victoria Reyes Niño: CSU Stanislaus 
  • Yuliza Cruz: CSU East Bay, San Francisco State University, Chico State University, University of Great Falls