Oakland High School is proud to provide an excellent education to all students in a safe environment so that each student has a foundation for not only high academic achievement but for pursuing personal and social growth. Our goal is that all our students are prepared to enter the work force fully prepared for life's challenges. We offer a solid college preparatory program, including more than a dozen Advanced Placement and Honors offerings, and we routinely send graduates to notable public and private universities, including accreditation programs.
Some of our Oakland High students find support through our three specialized schools within our school: the Environmental Sciences Academy, the Visual Arts & Academics Academy and the Public Health Academy. Other 10th, 11th, and 12th students are participating in our new Engineering Pathway and/or our AVID program, which is designed to give specialized academic support to college-bound students. We have also developed four structured 9th grade "families" to give all in-coming freshmen the best possible start to their high school careers.
Another strength of our school is the student Leadership program. A long-standing tradition at Oakland High, the active Delegate Assembly (student government) and Leadership class not only plan student activities, but also contribute to school policy decisions. Wildcats also have the opportunity to express their school spirit by participating in our more than fifty clubs and twenty-three interscholastic sports.