Community School

OUSD_One-Pager_v6Sept2015Oakland Tech is a full-service Oakland Community School dedicated to ensuring that all students graduate college, career and community ready.

We recognize student learning is complex and diverse. Our mission is to ensure every student thrives with equitable, holistic support of student learning, through graduation and beyond. Services include:

Free Breakfast Program

Because a hungry student cannot learn, Oakland Tech offers a free hot breakfast to all students in the cafeteria. A free bag breakfast is served from 8:30 to 8:55 AM in front of the library on the main campus and in the office on the Upper Campus.


TechniClinic is a School-Based Health Center managed by La Clinica de la Raza, Inc.

La Clinica opened community services in 1971 and, since 2003, operates eight School-Based Health Centers throughout Alameda County.

TechniClinic provides medical, counseling and health education services to up to 700 Oakland Tech students every year.

In addition to Oakland Tech students, TechniClinic provides services to Oakland International High School and Oakland Emiliano Zapata Street Academy students.

Mental Health Services

Mental health services are also provided by Lincoln Child Center. Request services via a COST (Coordination Of Services Team) referral form found in the office or speak to a teacher.

Substance Abuse Intervention Programming

Located in the Community Schools Office, Room 320, substance abuse counselors are available to offer support to students striving to stop using drugs and alcohol, as well as Tobacco through our TUPE (Tobacco Use Prevention Education) Program.

Translation Services

Translators are available through the district to meet your language needs: Spanish, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Cambodian. If a translator is needed, speak to a staff member at Tech. Call (510) 273-1688 for more information.

Parent Coaching Services

Tech Parent University (TPU) offers transformative parent and family support, including parent coaching and educational sessions for parents. Contact Debra Carter-Kelly at or call (510) 463-1163.

To learn about the many services and resources available to Tech students and families, contact Community Schools Manager, Dawn Humphrey, at (510) 450-5400 ext 147 or

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In alignment with OUSD, Oakland Tech’s goal as a full-service Community School is to:

  1. Offer a coordinated and integrated system of academic and support services
  2. Become a safe and healthy center of the community
  3. Foster trusting, intentional relationships and partnerships
  4. Build the capacity of adults and students to share responsibility for leadership and decision making, and
  5. Tailor the specific approach and mix of services to each community through a process of understanding and addressing inequities.

Because of this, we are committed to the foundational elements of:

  • Equity
  • Coordination
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Partnerships
  • Resource Alignment

Plus core elements of:

  • Academic and Social Emotional Learning
  • School Culture and Climate
  • Youth Leadership
  • Health and Wellness
  • Expanded Learning
  • Family Engagement and Support
  • School Readiness and Transitions

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