High Schools in Oakland and Berkeley
Hi- My family is moving to the Oakland/Berkeley area and I'm researching high schools for my 15 year old daughter. She is going into the 10th grade. We are coming from an affluent suburb community where my daughter doesn't really fit in. We're looking for an environment where differences are respected and valued, and there is a level of diversity. My daughter gets mostly B's and some A's in general classes. While she is interested in learning and wants to go to college, she isn't highly motivated academically and she isn't interested in rigorous or challenging coursework. We're huge supporters of public schools so would like to stay in the public system if possible. What are thoughts/opinions on Oakland Technical High School versus Berkeley High School, and being in one of the special academies versus general classes? We would be open to private options as well and could use any recommendations in that regard. Thank you for your insights!