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Oakland Information Night, Nov. 15
Due to technical difficulties the event has to be postponed. We will provide an update as soon as possible.
Join us on Monday, November 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to learn more about Oakland High School. This virtual event will include introductions from school leaders and staff, academics, our school culture, unique programs we offer, and information about the choice enrollment process.
Can't join the event live? A recording of the event will be available on this page after the event.
Oakland High School serves students from ages 14 to 21 in a small and supportive atmosphere with an alternative schedule. From professional certifications to co-curricular clubs, Oakland students are able to design a custom academic plan to reach their goals. Oakland offers a complete catalog of core classes, cutting edge electives, and Advanced Placement courses. Students also may earn credits through work-based learning programs, online classes, independent study and volunteer hours.
Oakland's culture of care is clearly shown in their student-focused approach to providing personalized supports and willingness to go above and beyond to help students achieve their goals no matter the obstacles.
Enroll in your neighborhood school anytime during the school year.
Choice Enrollment for Grades 1-12
Apply to attend a school other than your neighborhood school for the 2022-2023 school year. The application window open October 25, 2021 and close January 21, 2022.
Oakland By The Numbers
Students Earn Industry Certification
Dual Credit Courses
Choice Enrollment 2022-2023 School Year
We recommend families start by checking out their neighborhood school. If your neighborhood school isn't the best fit, you can apply to attend another school in Tacoma Public Schools through our choice enrollment process.
Choice applications for grades 1-12 are due by January 21, 2022.
New Student Enrollment
Families new to Tacoma Public Schools need to complete an online enrollment packet.
Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year will open in November.
New Student Application
Programs & Activities
The MultiCare Oakland Health Clinic helps support the Oakland community.
We provide a variety of services, help students improve their academic outcomes, graduate on time, and ensure access to basic resources.
This unique in-school secondary program supports pregnant students and young parents.
Small School With An Alternative Schedule
Oakland's unique schedule, 4 classes a day and 4 quarters in a school year, allows students to take more credits throughout the year with smaller class sizes and more opportunities to take classes they're interested in. Oakland also offers a number of rigorous courses, including Advanced Placement (AP) and dual-credit courses to help students succeed in their post-high school endeavors.
Principal John Jones calls Oakland "the best kept secret in Tacoma" and students and staff agree. Oakland's culture of care is clearly shown in their student-focused approach to providing personalized supports and willingness to go above and beyond to help students achieve their goals no matter the obstacles.