"Aida Salazar is an award winning author for her book, The Moon Within and in progress of writing Land of Cranes which is going to be published in 2020."--Jayden.Baasansuren 6th grade
Creativity should not be exclusive but it is too often ignored or misunderstood because of either the violence seen in Oakland or the gentrification that tries to erase the art that has already been created. --Judith Hernandez , 10th grade
"The OSA haunted house is a biennial event that features impressive work created by the students in OSA’s Production Design emphasis"
OSA is home to the Dance department, designed for advanced dedicated dancers. This department is very closely knit, which means that students in other departments don’t know that much about them. Dance Co-Chair, Alison Hurley, opened up about the class she teaches and I watched a class to get more information. --Holly Young
"Advisory was added to OSA’s schedule this year by Assistant Principal Ms. Zaugg."--Jif dillemuth
The Middle School Dance is coming up fast, and we need to know more about it.
The Charter renewal process should be straightforward, however, this year the Oakland Unified School District has put up certain obstacles making it more complex. The issue is that OUSD feels that the OSA audition process is illegal. This leaves our school with three options. - Nat salop
"There are many fun, exciting, and interesting events coming up through September and October at OSA."--Carly thacker, 6th grade
"This year OSA has not only experienced schedule changes, but also changes in the administration, because the previous Executive Director, Brian Kohn, left at the end of the last school year. Due to this change, the administration had to shift their roles to different interim positions."