Harris says this school brings out the best in kids because they choose to be here. "It’s something they love, and they get in here because of that. They know they earned their way in, and then when they get here, they’re involved with other like-minded students. So all those factors together keep kids what we call engaged—that’s one of the new educational terms—we think they’re engaged," says Harris."
Natalie Meier, KALW


"In this article I interview Olivia Noelle, a multitalented  artist from Oakland, California. She has recently been featured in an all-girls art show called Nuclear Summer, with Stephanie Pence, Teryn Brown, Sarah Bowser, and Lanee Bird; which was June 21st at San Franpsycho on 9th Avenue . We talk about her different skills, her roots, passions, what she has been working recently, and many other things."
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"Local Oakland youth win first place in a national film competition after submitting their documentary about the commercial sexual exploitation of minors in Oakland, CA. View the trailer and learn about why they wanted to focus on human trafficking so close to home."  by Seung-Yeon Choi, H.E.A.T. Watch

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Here is a link to a video titled “International Boulevard” produced by Zoe Yi and Rebecca Dharmapalan, then an 11th grade OSA students. Their video was submitted into a youth film festival and won. The students were flown to Harvard University to present their work.