ENROLLMENT AT ROSES
Roses in Concrete Community School is proud to partner with Oakland Enrolls to help you choose the best Oakland public school – district or charter – for your child. Roses in Concrete Community School 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 OaklandEnrolls.org and don’
The application deadline for Roses in Concrete Community School for the 2020-2021 school year is February 7, 2020.
Applications received by this deadline will be included in our public lottery, held on March 11th at 5pm. On Thursday, March 12, 2020 you will see your charter school lottery results (OFFER or WAITLIST) in your online student dashboard and at that time you can ACCEPT or DECLINE an offer.
The deadline to ACCEPT/DECLINE a charter school offer is March 26, 2020. If you do not accept by this date, your charter school lottery offer(s) will expire. Once you accept an offer, offers from other schools will be automatically declined. You can remain on waitlists but may only accept an offer at one school.
If you miss the February 7, 2020 application deadline, you will still be able to submit an online application for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications submitted after the February 7, 2020 deadline will be considered a Late Application – you will be placed on a waiting list at each of your selected schools, and/or offered enrollment if space becomes available.
If you already attend Roses in Concrete Community School, you do not need to apply to attend again next year.
For more information about enrollment at Roses in Concrete Community School please contact enrollment@
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) – Register here
1/25/2020 – Open House (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) – Register here
1/29/2020 – Info Night (6:00 pm – 7:30 pm) – Register here
1/31/2020 – Game Night (6:00 pm) – Register here
2/7/2020 – Round 1 applications due for 2020/2021 school year
3/11/2020 – Enroll Oakland makes lottery announcements for 2020/2021 school year
3/21/2020 – Open House (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) – Register here
3/25/2020 – Info Night (6:00 pm – 7:30 pm) – Register here
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.