ASCEND is an arts-integrated K-8 school that emphasizes family and community partnerships.

The mission of ASCEND is to close the achievement gap in Oakland.  To make a positive difference in the lives of young people, we offer engaging and rigorous instruction and build strong relationships between parents, teachers/staff, students and community.  At ASCEND we are dedicated to developing leaders and mentors who create a more compassionate, equitable and just society.

In 2015, Ascend won a NGLC grant to begin personalized learning! For more information on journey, please read here & here.

Address: 3709 East 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94601

Phone: 510-879-3140

Principal: Morgan Alconcher

Assistant Principal: Jeffrey Embleton

Office Manager: Ana Gomez Buenrostro,

Office Manager: Romeo Rivera,

2016-2017 Academic School Calendar

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The following documents are required to be publicly available.

ASCEND Local Control Accountability Plan 2015-16

Student Accountability Report Card 2014-2015 – ASCEND (English)

ASCEND LEA Plan 12-17

ASCEND – Title III LEA Goal 2 Update Spring 2016


4 Responses to ASCEND

  1. […] one sense of the word.  We visited two schools run by the Oakland-based CMO Education for Change—ASCEND and (the aptly named) Epic.  ASCEND is a K-8 school with a model that leverages blended learning […]

  2. […] the last three days, we’ve visited four different charter schools in the Bay Area: ASCEND, Epic, Rocketship Spark, and Summit. At each, I’ve been incredibly impressed with certain […]

  3. […] schools: Urban Promise Academy, Met West, Think College Now, Life Academy, Manzanita Seed, and Ascend K-8.  Yet there is also a list of schools from this movement that fall short of this mark, and still […]