Head-Royce School - Heads Up Program
Founded in 1887, Head-Royce is an independent, non-denominational, coeducational college-preparatory, K-12 school, which offers a challenging educational program to educate the whole child. The mission of the school is to inspire in our students a life-long love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for the diversity that makes our society strong, and to encourage active and responsible citizenship. More information about the school can be obtained on our website: www.headroyce.org.
Heads Up was founded in 1987 as a partnership between the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and Head-Royce School. For 25 years, Heads Up has provided low-income middle school students from OUSD with challenging and enriching educational programs to prepare them for academic success and an appreciation for civic involvement.
Heads Up emphasizes academic growth, continuity, and relationship building through a yearlong program that is free to participants. In addition to the rigorous six-week summer program, Heads Up participants return to campus monthly during the school year to meet with their teachers and peers. Students participate in grades six through eight and some are invited to continue on as High School Fellows during their ninth grade year.