3709 E. 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94601
(510) 879-3140 fax (510) 879-3149

ANNOUNCEMENTS (Last Updated 3/31/2004)

  • George Lucas Educational Foundation spotlighted ASCEND last year, and we are now featured on
    their website. www.glef.org
  • ASCEND is bigger and better. We have added 40 kindergarteners to the mix.
  • We will be moving over winter break to the Cesar Chavez site at 29th and
    East 12th Street. This move will allow our new contractors to finish the ASCEND
    building and site by summer 2005. While we are sad to leave, we are excited for
    that new state of the art building designed by Loving and Campos. More news to follow.
  • The Halloween Dance was Thursday, October 30 here at ASCEND. -- Pictures coming soon!
  • Our 8th graders are checking out high schools all over the country. Phillips Exeter in New Hampshire just came out to recruit, and we are visiting private, charter, and public all over to evaluate options.

Above a section of the mural that 7th graders designed and painted on the construction walkway by the Fruitvale BART station in the Fall of 2002

Above is the mural designed and painted by 6th graders to represent the many faces of ASCEND - it was done in the Spring of 2002 and currently hangs at the entrance to the school on E. 12th Street

Above is a photo of the school entrance. A new school building is proposed to begin construction in the summer of 2003