The board of directors of the Oakland Aviation High School (OAHS) has given the school staff until May 10 to reach its target enrollment of 150 students. The school’s current enrollment is at 117, which includes 35 students who graduate in June, leaving 82 returning students. A recruitment effort is running strong and has brought in 43 new applicants, according to school officials, who say, “but time is running out to save this small school. The school needs 25 more student applicants by Monday.” The recruitment campaign has included presentations by students and staff to churches and middle schools.
A small public charter school at California’s Oakland International Airport (OAK), OAHS opened its doors in 2006 and serves youth in grades 9-12. The graduating seniors of 2010 will be the school’s first graduating class. The school is a comprehensive high school with an aviation theme preparing students for college and careers in aviation and business. OAHS offers students courses in Air Traffic Control, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, and Private Pilot training. Students are also concurrently enrolled in the College of Alameda. They can take college courses for high school credit as well as college credit. Twelve of the 35 graduating seniors are continuing their education at a four-year college or university. The remaining 23 graduates are going to community colleges and vocational colleges.
For more information: 510-684-9006 or AviationHighSchool.org