Vincent Academy is a K-5 charter public school located in West Oakland that is tuition free to all families. We offer outstanding elementary education, grounded in scholarship, compassion and resilience. The school is founded on the belief that academic success is attainable for all students. As an innovative charter school, Vincent Academy combines a rigorous academic program, with an emphasis on the arts, along with a broad program of education and support services for parents.

Our Vision

Vincent Academy is a safe, joyful, academically rigorous, and community-minded elementary school where children can develop their innate talents and skills, learn about the complex world around them and receive the support necessary to truly thrive and become community leaders in a global context.

Our Mission

The mission of Vincent Academy is to provide excellent education, grounded in the scholarship, compassion and resilience.  The school is founded on the belief that academic success is attainable for all students in the context of family support and community involvement.  Our school combines a rigorous academic program, augmented by  rich offering of the arts,with a strong system of education and support services for parents, in partnership with other community organizations.  Our program promotes the intellectual, social and emotional growth of our students, helping them to develop deep respect for, and clear sense of responsibility to themselves, their families, their cultures, and their communities.  While striving for academic excellence, we place equal value on character development and self-esteem of our students.  Our robust curriculum prepares our students to be 21st century learners, and seeks to inspire and prepare them to participate actively as members and leaders of a democratic society.

Regardless of economic circumstances, every child deserves a great education, and with adequate support every child can succeed academically.

Philosophy

At Vincent Academy, we want all of our students to become self-motivated, competent, and lifelong learners.

Approach

Vincent Academy offers a personalized program in an environment that is joyful and conducive to learning.

Curriculum

The school’s curriculum is tightly aligned to the California Common Core State Standards and to rigorous grade-level benchmarks and performance standards.

Announcements

All VA families, please take three minutes to complete this survey from OUSD about your needs around the school closure.

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The Board of Directors made an important decision last night. We have been looking at where the school has been, where it is now, and where it is heading. We have had to face some hard facts, and last night we reached the difficult and emotionally painful decision to close Vincent Academy at the end of 2020/21 school year... Read the rest of the letter here.

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Oakland Undivided wants to make sure that every Oakland family has the technology they need for the school year. Click here to view the flyer and then go to the website and fill out the form to see if you qualify for free technology.

2020-2021 LCP


2020-2021 Calendar

Distance Learning Comparison

Click here for an important start-of-year announcememt from Ms. C

COVID Best Practices for Staff

COVID-19 Operations Written Report

VA Art Website

Click here to view the Vincent Academy art website.

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Vincent Academy offers meals for enrolled students every Tuesday and Thursday between 1pm and 3pm.

Click this link to see more about our vendor, Revolution Foods, including sample menu offerings

http://revolutionfoods.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Revolution-Foods-K-12-Program-040516-1.pdf

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)     mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture                            (2) fax: (202) 690-7442   (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, S

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Contact Information

Phone: 510.452.2100
Fax: 510.452.2101
Email: info@vincentacademy.org

2501 Chestnut St.
Oakland, CA 94607

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