Oakland Unity High School: A Brief History of an Exemplary Charter School.

2003 Unity opened for its first cohort of 100 9th and 10th graders.
2006 Unity is awarded the Certified Charter School status by the California Charter Schools Association.
2006 Unity received accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for a six-year term (with a mid-term review).
2006 First graduating class had a 94% graduation rate with 65% accepted to four-year universities/colleges.
2006 Unity received commendation from the California Charter Schools Association for its improvement in Academic Performance Index scores, increasing from 565 in 2004 to 580 in 2005 and 654 in 2006.
2007 Unity conducted its first admissions lottery due to high demand for entrance to its 2007-08 9th grade class.
2007 Oakland Unified School District renewed Unity’s charter for a five-year term.
2007 65% of Unity’s second graduating class was accepted to four-year universities/colleges.
2008 70% of Unity’s third graduating class was accepted to four-year universities/colleges with one-third gaining acceptance to UC campuses.
2008 Unity’s average daily attendance has exceeded 96% during the last five school years.
2008 Unity is selected by the California Department of Education to receive Proposition 1D funding to develop a new school facility.
2008 California Department of Education reported Unity’s 1-year dropout rate at 3.0% and 3-year rate at 17.4%, significantly better than California’s statewide rate of 6.4% and 24.2% and Oakland public schools’ district rates of 11.1% and 37.4%.
2009 75% of Unity’s fourth graduating class was accepted to four-year universities/colleges.
2009 79% of 10th graders passed the English Language Arts (ELA) portion of the CAHSEE exam, compared to 60% in the district.
2009 82% of 10th graders passed the Math portion of the CAHSEE exam, compared to 62% in the district.
2010 Members of Unity’s first class will be graduating from universities such as UC Santa Cruz, Mills College, the University of San Francisco, and San Jose State.
2010 Unity’s attendance has exceeded 96% during the past six school years.
2010 91% of 10th graders passed the Math portion of the CAHSEE exam, and 84% passed the ELA portion, with higher rates than both OUSD (58% passing in Math, 60% passing in ELA) and statewide data (81% passing in Math, 80% passing in ELA).
2010 Unity’s API score for the 2009-2010 school year was 698, marking an increase of 21 points from the previous year, and a total growth of over 100 points since the 2006-2007 school year.
2011 Unity’s charter was renewed by OUSD. The charter is valid till 2017.

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Certified by the California Charter Schools Association.