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Our learning model

EBIA is a rigorous 6-12 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) school with a unique focus on the social and emotional skills students need to be leaders. Students learn to be problem solvers and strong advocates who work together and take responsibility for their own learning.


Students work together on long-term, “real-world” projects that combine many different subjects, and learn to present those projects using technology.


Students alternate between different learning models, including online learning, and in later grades will be self-guided.


We make and do things! EBIA is a safe place for students to explore their interests and learn the life lessons taught through practice and experimentation.

We believe in diversity

EBIA students prepare for society and the workforce by working with and appreciating those who are different from themselves in all aspects of life.


AP Capstone Program

EBIA is one of approximately 1,500 schools worldwide, and the only school in Oakland, to implement the AP CapstoneTM diploma program―an innovative program that allows students to develop skills that matter most for college success, such as research, collaboration, and communication. The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP® Seminar and AP ResearchTM. Developed in direct response to feedback from higher education faculty and college admission officers, AP Capstone complements the in-depth, subject-specific study of other Advanced Placement® courses and exams.

Please see the reverse side for Graduation Requirements, Grading Scale and 10th Grade PSAT Results for 2017-2018.

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EBIA Graduation Requirements

What is a graduation requirement?

  • Courses and activities that you need to complete in order to leave high school
  • Each course has credits that you earn when you pass the class
  • You will need to earn at least 222 credits in order to graduate

Subject Specific Requirements

ELA Math Science History LOTE* Electives Advisory
English 9, English 10, English 11, AP Language, AP Literature, AP Seminar Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus BC, Statistics Biology, AP Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics, AP Physics, AP Computer Science Principles World History, AP World History, US History, AP US History, Economy and Government Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3 Fitness, Visual Art 1, Visual Art 2, AP Studio Art, Computer Science 1, Computer Science 2, AP Research
4 years 4 years 4 years 3 years 2 years 1 years 4 years
40 credits 40 credits 40 credits 30 credits 20 credits 10 credits 12 credits
At least one Advanced Placement (AP) course
At least 80 hours of service learning/community service

* Languages other than English

How does meeting these requirements help you?

  • Ensures that you meet A-G requirements for University of California and CSU schools
  • Makes you a strong applicant in the college admissions process
  • Supports you in developing 21st century job skills

EBIA Grading Scale

Our grading scale does not include a grade of “D.”

100-90 89-80 79-70 69-below

COVID-19 EBIA Grading Policy

SAT Results (March 2019)

March 2019 SAT results for Class of 2020.

Group Number of Test Takers % Test Takers Met ERW Benchmark % Test Takers Met Math Benchmark
EBIA 33 76% 42%
District 115 41% 21%
State 48,948 43% 21%
Total Group 263,143 50% 26%

After School Teams and Clubs

Dance, Drumline, Intramural Sports, Student Government, Student-led Interest Clubs, Off-Site CIF Sports (EBIA students are welcome to participate in sports at their neighbourhood Oakland Unified School district high school).