Since 1973, the Oakland Emiliano Zapata Street Academy has been a small, alternative high school committed to preventing students of color from dropping out or being pushed out of the education system while providing access to academic success. Street Academy exists to resist race, class and other inequalities in our public schools, in our society and in our world.

We promote Academic Achievement, Civic Engagement, Respect, Responsibility and Unity.

  1. Students who would have otherwise dropped out of high school become college eligible and are prepared for a career after graduation.
  2. Students are taught to take responsibility for themselves, others and the improvement of society by actively engaging in the struggle against oppression in all its forms.
  3. Students learn to respect themselves and others while the Counselor/Teacher/Mentor (CTM) establishes genuine relationships with youth built on high expectations and mutual respect.
  4. Students are inspired by culturally relevant curriculum that emphasizes social justice.
  5. Since 1973 the Street Academy community has remained united in the struggle to provide exceptional education for all students.

Emiliano Zapata

Emiliano Zapata (1879-1919) was a village leader, farmer and horseman who became an important leader in the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920).


Expected Schoolwide Learning Results

Rules and Expectations

Schoolwide practices to ensure Street Academy is a fun, safe and productive environment!