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Aspire Richmond Technology Academy

3170 Hilltop Mall Rd, Richmond, CA 94806


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.

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

At Aspire RTA, scholar safety is very important to us. We continue to have conservative COVID-19 safety protocols. At the start of the 2223 school year, we offered weekly testing and required masking indoors. We continue to engage with our district leaders and families to make decisions that will ensure scholar safety.

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-Thurs: TK-1st 8:10am to 2:35pm, 2nd-5th 8:10am to 2:50pm | Friday and Minimum Days: TK-1st 8:10am to 12:35pm, 2nd-5th 8:10am to 12:50pm. We follow a STRONG START schedule that gradually builds stamina for our youngest scholars at the beginning of the year.
After Care
For grades TK-5th starts the second week of school and runs after the day ends until 6pm.
Before Care
Public Transportation
AC Transit: LA, 72, 74, 76, 376
Samantha So Lamb

By the Numbers

Total Enrollment
5% Asian
14% Black/African-American
69% Latino/Hispanic
2% White
10% Other
Suspension Rate: 0.2%
Chronic Absenteeism Rate: 48%

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
Math Scores
Academic Performance
English Language Arts

This school profile includes data available through CA Department of Education (CDE) or other sources. Due to the pandemic and resulting changes, data is released for multiple school years: Student / school demographic data, Graduation Rate, Chronic Absenteeism Rate, Suspension Rate, Academic Comparison, and Academic Performance are from the 2022-23 academic yearUC/CSU Eligibility data are from 2020-21. Some data is reported by schools to provide more up-to-date information and may differ from published CDE data.

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