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Invictus Academy of Richmond

7150 Portola Drive, El Cerrito, CA 94530


Invictus Academy of Richmond (Invictus) prepares 100% of students in grades 7–12 to thrive in the colleges of their choice, solve relevant problems, and communicate with confidence. Invictus is a new school that opened in the 2018–19 school year. Stay up to date with school news and upcoming events by visiting Invictus’ website.

Curriculum & Instruction

Invictus has selected a rigorous, culturally responsive, college preparatory curriculum from one of the top school networks in the country. Students are required to complete the A-G UC/CSU course requirements to graduate high school, and will have the option to take a variety of AP courses. On a weekly basis, students also take part in a personalized learning period, Advisory, and electives.

Culture & Safety

Invictus has a consistent rewards and consequences system school-wide, which teachers and staff are trained to implement during 3 weeks of professional development before the school year starts. We have developed a library of restorative assignments and exercises students must complete when they breach school wide expectations, and our Dean’s Office works with students to help them learn and grow from mistakes, all while celebrating students when they make good choices. Finally, we place huge emphasis on parent communication, including calling families to share good news (not just constructive feedback).

Programs & Activities

Invictus values communication with parents. The school sends a weekly report home with students so that parents are informed about their child’s progress and hosts multiple forums for parents to offer input and partner with school staff. Invictus also believes in helping students grow their non-academic skills and offers electives, where teachers teach students an activity of interest to them (e.g., basketball, yoga, chess, and more).

COVID-19 Safety Information

Invictus is providing in-person instruction, as well as an Independent Study option. Our facilities have AC ventilation and a largely outdoor campus, aside from classrooms. We have a vaccine requirement for all staff, reducing sub days and staffing shortages, and enforce universal masking with high levels of supervision throughout the school day. See website for more information.

Enrollment Priorities

The following information will be used to prioritize applicants at Invictus Academy of Richmond 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. Siblings of students already admitted to Invictus Academy, provided siblings would attend the school concurrently
  2. Children of founding families of Invictus Academy and children of Invictus Academy regular, full-time employees, not to exceed 10% of the total enrollment
  3. Children residing within the District
  4. All other students who reside in the state of California


* Students who qualify for priority #1 will not exceed 10% of total enrollment

Invictus Academy 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
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
School Hours
8:30am - 3:45pm
After Care
3:45 - 4pm
Before Care
8 - 8:30am
Public Transportation
AC Transit: 70, 72, 72M, 72R
Sarah Rhee

By the Numbers

Total Enrollment
4% Asian
18% Black/African-American
51% Latino/Hispanic
13% White
13% Other
Suspension Rate: 2%
Chronic Absenteeism Rate: 47%

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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Invictus Academy of Richmond