ENROLLMENT AT ROSES
Open Enrollment officially launches November 5, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year! Roses in Concrete is proud to partner with EnrollOak.org to help you choose the best Oakland public school – district and charter – for your child. Roses in Concrete is a public school, free and open to all students. English language learners and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Get started now at EnrollOak.org.
Roses in Concrete Community School is dedicated to growing warrior scholars in Oakland and to serving our students and families. We offer:
• Dual immersion at the Kinder through 5th grade level and a Spanish language program 6th grade and above
• Concentrated 90 minute Visual & Performing Arts block centered around music, theater arts, dance, studio/visual arts, and media arts
• Free before school care and sliding scale donation based after-school programing with scholarships available
• Social justice based curriculum
For the 2019/2020 school year
11/4/2019 – Round 1 application launch at enrolloak.schoolmint.net
12/4/2019 – High School Options Fair (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
12/7/2019 – Open House (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)
1/25/2020 – Open House (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)
1/29/2020 – Info Night (6:00 pm – 7:30 pm)
2/7/2020 – Game Night (6:00 pm)
2/14/2020 – Round 1 applications due
3/6/2020 – RiC runs lottery
3/11/2020 – Enroll Oakland makes lottery announcements
3/21/2020 – Open House (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)
3/25/2020 – Info Night (6:00 pm – 7:30 pm)
Roses in Concrete offers tours frequently. If you’ll like to learn more about our school, please sign up by clicking on your desired tour date below.
9/10/ 2019 – 9:30 am Tour
9/24/2019 – 9:30 am Tour
10/8/2019 – 9:30 am Tour
10/22/2019 – 9:30 am Tour
11/5/2019 – 9:30 am Tour
11/19/2019 – 9:30 am Tour
12/3/2019 – 9:30 am Tour
12/10/2019 – 9:30 am Tour
1/14/2020 – 9:30 am Tour
1/21/2020 – 9:30 am Tour
1/28/2020 – 9:30 am Tour
2/4/2020 – 9:30 am Tour
2/11/2020 – 9:30 am Tour
3/17/2020 – 9:30 am Tour
3/24/2020 – 9:30 am Tour
4/7/2020 – 9:30 am Tour
4/14/2020 – 9:30 am Tour
4/21/2020 – 9:30 am Tour
4/28/2020 – 9:30 am Tour
5/5/2020 – 9:30 am Tour
5/12/2020 – 9:30 am Tour
Dual Immersion Program
RiC uses a 50/50 dual immersion model in kinder and first grade. In these grades, students spend half their day in English and the other half in Spanish. Mid-way through the school year, students who began their day in Spanish will begin in English and vice versa to give the benefit of early morning literacy in both languages.
For students entering in kinder and first grade, students will take a Spanish oral language proficiency test to be considered for the Spanish lottery. We will be scaling up our dual-immersion program. Students in 2nd – 5th grade will experience a Spanish language as one component of their education. Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, 2nd grade will fully transition into a dual immersion model, and each year an additional grade will be transitioned into immersion, until all grade levels K-5th are fully immersed.
Academics at Roses
Teachers at Roses design curriculum that is culturally relevant and social justice focused from Kindergarten through Middle Schools. Our youth see themselves reflected in the curriculum as leaders, scholars, and visionaries. Our English Language Arts program is grounded in the work of the American Reading Company and we use Eureka Math for Mathematics. We have recently adopted the Mystery Science curriculum to support student learning.
Visual and Performing Art Program
The RiC Arts Program trains our warrior scholars to create a humane and just world through their daily 45 minute arts classes in all of our grades. Youth will have several opportunities to explore which arts program makes sense to them. During the first two weeks, youth will engage in arts exploration where youth will be able to engage in different types of visual and performing arts. Youth will be given a choice in what area they want to have a develop in more depth. Each session will end with a performance or presentation.
Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM)
Roses is excited for the inaugural opening of our state of the art maker space! All students will have access to use the space. We can’t wait to see what they will do!
MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADES
Visual and Performing Art Program
The RiC Arts Program trains our warrior scholars to create a humane and just world through their daily 45 minute arts classes in all of our grades. Youth will have several opportunities to explore which arts program as multiple sessions will be offered throughout the year. During the first week of each session, youth will engage in arts exploration where they will be able to engage in different types of visual and performing arts. Youth will be given a choice in what area they want to have a develop in more depth. Each session will end with a performance or presentation.
Instructional Support for Middle School
We are pleased to offer greater academic and socio-emotional support for our middle school students. We will have 2-3 para professionals who will primarily support our youth with special needs, both inside and outside of the classroom, under direction of the Special education director. In addition, A new classroom space has been added into the middle school area to support the out of classroom instructional needs in order to maintain a space that can be appreciated and not connected to the elementary learning program.
Academics in Middle School
At our middle school level, students transition to project-based learning with specific projects that they create based on their skill, interest, and academic focus. Students at middle school have their school day broken in 3 different academic components. – math, science, and English Language Acquisition (ELA) and two non-academic components – Arts and Physical Education.
We recognize that middle school can be a difficult time for youth. As such, starting in middle school, our students start working with an advisory mentor in groups of no larger than 13 students. This is a time for academic planning, socio-emotional support, and leadership development.
After School Programming
We are excited to continue our partnership with Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) to provide after school support for our students. After school will start promptly at 3:16 pm and will end6 pm. BACR will provide a wealth of classes from everything from homework help, to club sports, to the visual and performing arts. The performing arts portion of BACR’s after school program will consist of the same team of artists that work with students in the daytime performing arts program.
Social Emotional Support
Middle school students will have their very own socialization area separate from the elementary school students. Creating and providing an area that students can be proud of is important to their social and emotional health. A middle school support staff will supervise students at all times outside of the classroom (lunch, recess, passing periods etc.). 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will be separated into their grade level bands for classroom instruction.