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Aspire Richmond Technology Academy

3170 Hilltop Mall Rd, Richmond, CA 94806

Mission

Aspire Richmond Technology Academy’s (RTA) mission is to ensure every scholar leaves the school ready for middle school and on the path to college for certain, laying a strong foundation so that scholars feel empowered to find their own paths to success and have a positive and lasting impact on their communities.communities.

Curriculum & Instruction

RTA implements a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum and a culturally responsive academic program. The school supports all students in developing the skills and mindset they need to go to and through college, utilizing the blended learning model in all classrooms to provide each scholar with more personalized and differentiated instruction. RTA also offers tutoring and homework help in its Expanded Learning after school program.

For two consecutive years, in 2017–18 and 2018-2019, RTA was recognized by Innovate Public Schools as one of the top performing schools in the Bay Area for achieving excellent results for low-income students in math.

Culture & Safety

RTA believes in taking a holistic approach when supporting scholars. Restorative justice, mindfulness, and trauma-informed practices are embedded in the school’s system, and each student receives an exclusive social and emotional education through daily RULER (social-emotional learning) and TOOLBOX curricula. RTA also incorporates the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) model to enhance the school’s positive and thriving culture and strives to provide equitable and effective support so that all students receive a quality education.

Programs & Activities

RTA values its partnership with families as paramount to scholars’ success. Families have opportunities to engage throughout the school year, and RTA provides meaningful community resources and tools for families to use inside and outside the classroom.

COVID-19 Safety Information

Please see the school’s website for COVID-19 safety information

Enrollment Priorities

The following information will be used to prioritize applicants at Aspire Richmond Tech during the Round One student assignment process. No particular type of applicant is guaranteed admission, and all applicants are prioritized in the following way:

1. Intra-Aspire transfers
2. Children of Aspire regular, full-time employees
3. Siblings of students already admitted to the Charter School, not to exceed 30% of capacity
4. Children of founding families of the Charter School
5. Children residing in Areas 4 and 5 of the WCCUSD Draft Map 8 – October A, developed by the West Contra Costa Unified School District’s demographer (www.wccusd.net/page/10828, https://www.wccusd.net//cms/lib/CA01001466/Centricity/Domain/16/October%20A.pdf)*
6. Children eligible for free and reduced price meals
7. Children residing within the District
8. All other students who reside in the state of California

Aspire Richmond Tech makes every attempt to accommodate siblings who apply together in the same school year. A separate enrollment application must be submitted for each student.

Grades Served
TK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
School Hours
Mon, Tues, Thurs: TK: 8:20am - 1pm; K: 8:20am - 3pm; Grades 1-5: 8:20am - 3:45pm | Wed: TK: 8:20am - 1pm; K: 8:20am - 2pm; Grades 1-5: 8:20am - 2:45pm | Fri: TK-K 8:20am -12pm; Grades 1-5: 8:20am - 1pm
After Care
Mon, Tues, Thurs: 3:45pm - 6pm; Wed: 2:45pm - 6pm; Fri and minimum days: 12:45pm - 6pm
Before Care
NA
Public Transportation
AC Transit: LA, 72, 74, 76, 376
Uniforms
Yes
Principal
Susie Tabrah, Interim Principal

By the Numbers

Total Enrollment
450
Race/Ethnicity
4% Asian
14% Black/African-American
68% Latino/Hispanic
1% White
6% Other
Suspension Rate: 2.3%
Chronic Absenteeism Rate: 7.5%
%

Special Education

%

Economically Disadvantaged

%

English Language Learners

Academic Comparison

Average academic scores (SBAC) for grades tested compared to the public school average score (district and charter) for the same grades.

English Scores
48%
35%
Math Scores
43%
28%
Academic Performance
English Language Arts
27%
25%
28%
20%
Math
26%
31%
24%
19%

This school profile includes the most recent data available through CA Department of Education (CDE). Due to the pandemic and resulting changes to schooling, data is shown from multiple school years. Data shown is from the 2020-21 academic year, except for Graduation Rate (2019-20), UC/CSU Eligibility Rate (2019-20), Chronic Absenteeism Rate (2018-19), Suspension Rate (2018-19), Special Education percentage (2018-19), Academic Comparison (2018-19), and Academic Performance(2018-19). Some data is reported by schools to provide more up-to-date information and may differ from published CDE data.

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