Lily from China attended Alameda Unified School District, in California. She explains how her high school in the USA was different from that in China, and how she had an incredible art teacher.
Alameda Unified School District
School DescriptionAlameda Unified School District offers its diverse student body a rigorous curriculum with 12 Advanced Placement courses in a variety of subjects. Some of the district’s notable alumni include rock legend Jim Morrison of The Doors, the MLB’s 2003 National League Rookie of the Year and World Series Champion Dontrelle Willis of the Detroit Tigers, and many other professional athletes.
Alameda Unified School District offers many outstanding facilities such as a swimming pool, auditoriums, sports fields, and media centers.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Alameda has a very competitive athletic program with many graduates going on to play professional baseball. Students have had the opportunity to compete in 8 conference titles as well as take home many 2nd and 3rd place titles.
Schools in the district offer rich dramatic arts programs and visual and multimedia arts as well as various musical programs.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Both of the Alameda Unified School District’s public high schools have been recognized by US News and World Report as two of the top high schools in the country.
Located across the bay from San Francisco, Alameda is a quiet community set on an easily accessible island adjacent to the vibrant city of Oakland. The Bay Area, as it’s best known, is one of the most wealthy, ethnically diverse, technologically advanced, politically progressive, and naturally beautiful regions in the US.
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Jim Morrison (attended starting 1958), songwriter, lead singer for The Doors ; Dick Bartell, professional baseball player, New York Giants (1935–38, 1941) ;
Willie Stargell - Pirates Hall of Fame baseball player
; Jimmy Rollins - MLB shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers 2007 NL MVP 2008 World Series Champion
; Dontrelle Willis - MLB pitcher for the Detroit Tigers 2003 NL Rookie of the Year; 2003 World Series Champion.
; Isaiah Rider- NBA Player & 1994 Slam Dunk Champion
Debbi Fields- Founder of Mrs. Fields Bakeries
- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
Diploma Year Offered?Yes
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Accepting Students in Grades9, 10, 11, 12
Other - Eligibility Requirements?All students must take California state English exam (CELDT) upon arrival. Need all supplemental forms completed. (Notarized parental consent form, financial support letter, complete package).Alameda will start reviewing applications April 1st, and decisions are issued after May 15th. All enrollment forms must be completed by May 15, no exceptions, as this is the deadline for new complete applications.
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