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Why We're a 6th - 12th Grade School

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¡Avance es mi coach! 

At Academia Avance, our tuition-free public charter school for grades 6-12 sets the standard for excellence via rigorous college and career preparation.  We inspire a lifetime of learning and leading as we grow together over seven years of schooling. 

Our rigorous academics and vital social emotional supports allow us to truly engage every unique student who enters our school. Our passionate educators coach our students with Individual Learning Plans and our small classes and strong community allow us to thrive easily and in a nurturing way -- together. 

Avance's Life Prep Program and Workplace Education Experience Internships create numerous adventures -- in academic and professional settings. Our project-based learning integrates science, math, history, writing and more. Plus we offer extracurriculars, athletics and other exciting learning opportunities for every student in grades 6-12.  

Implementing Proven Practices

We are a 6-12th grade school so that we can develop our students into leaders, professionals, and critical thinkers in our many years together -- and for years to come. Our students avoid the transition from middle school to high school, maintain their classmates and relationships with faculty and peers alongside familiarity with our small, safe school culture. Plus!  Pick up and drop off doesn’t change for families for years!  By supporting our students and families from grades 6-12 Avance keeps a close and caring eye on a smaller number of students. 

All of our Avance graduates are college and career prepared and our educational efforts exceed all of the University of California class requirements. Our 6-12th graders are ready for exciting futures thanks to learning vital concepts via projects, internships, and multi-cultural experiences. Lastly, we emphasize the development of successful critical thinking, problem solving and life-long learning habits every step of the way -- whether you join us in 6th grade or 12th! 

About Academic Avance

Avance sets the standard for public charter school excellence via rigorous college and career preparation that inspires a lifetime of learning and leading. We place quality education first, and we deeply value a professional culture of community, diversity and fiscal and social responsibility. Enrolling now for grades 6-12. Join us!

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