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

The mission of ASCEND is to nurture a passion for learning and cultivate personal agency in order to discover who we are, what we need and how to advocate for it. Together, our community of students, families, and staff explores, learns and grows through success and failure. Diverse learners thrive through an approach that develops the whole individual, which includes arts-integration, expeditionary learning, personalization, and a focus on social and emotional growth. Through a common vision guided by love, we empower each other to forge our own paths and to create a school that reflects the world we want.

ASCEND has adopted a policy that prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, actual or potential parental, family, or marital status. race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

For question or concern / complaints, please contact Title IX Compliance Officer Hae-Sin Thomas, 3265 Logan St. Oakland, CA 94601, 510-568-7936.

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,

Office Manager: Ana Gomez Buenrostro,

2016-2017 Academic School Calendar

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The following documents are required to be publicly available.

ASCEND Local Control Accountability Plan 2017-18

School Accountability Report Card 2015-2016 – ASCEND (English)

School Accountability Report Card 2015-2016 – ASCEND (Spanish)

ASCEND LEA Plan 12-17

ASCEND – Title III LEA Goal 2 Update Spring 2017


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