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    Academics at Interagency

    Language Arts

    The language arts classes use the same curriculum across Interagency Academy. We offer direct instruction, process based reading and writing workshop. We use Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop high school curriculum. Many of our teachers have attended Reading and Writing Institutes at Columbia University in New York City, as well as in Seattle.


    Math

    The math classes use the same curriculum across Interagency Academy. We offer direct instruction algebra and geometry, as well as offer a variety of interventions for student who may need extra support. 




    Career and Technical Education (CTE)

    CTE at Interagency provides project based curriculum where students explore foundation skills and career pathways in manufacturing, building trades, and horticulture.  We offer classes in manufacturing technology, CAD design engineering, welding, and career choices.  Students can participate in Job Readiness Training (JRT) programs in culinary, construction, market garden, bike mechanics, and screen printing.


    Online Learning

    Interagency offers students the opportunity to take classes (other than math and language arts) with Odysseyware, an accredited online school. Students will work on these classes at school, and are strongly encouraged to complete as much course-work outside of school as possible.  


    R.E.A.C.H.

    REACH is a 1-quarter class that is offered to all Interagency students.
    What is REACH? Resiliency, Education, Achievement, Choices, Hope
    The goals of REACH are: · Building self-regulation skills; · Understanding brain development and how your brain works; · Understanding the effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), trauma, and toxic stress on your brain, health, and wellness; and · Learning to build and identify resilience skills.




    Culturally Responsive Teaching

    We have changed the way we support African American male students and how we teach American history at 2 Interagency campuses using what we learned from Oakland's African American Male Achievement (AAMA) program, which has created structures and spaces that aim to guarantee success for all African American male students in Oakland. The Manhood Development Course, the cornerstone of the program and also called "Mastering Our Cultural Identity: African American Male Image,” helps students identify the negative cultural stereotypes and expectations for black men and boys that wreak havoc on self-image. The course takes a deep dive into African-American history and culture, from ancient civilizations to the civil rights movement to contemporary media. 

    King Makers Class
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