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ASTI Wins California State Gold Ribbon!

ASTI Community:

CA Superintendent of Schools just announced the recipients of the CA Gold Ribbon award to recognize successful signature programs. ASTI and Wood Middle School have been honored this year.  You can find the press release here.

This is recognition of phenomenal hard work and devotion from ASTI teachers, staff, students, parents and district support. 
Way to go!

Warm regards,

Tracy Corbally

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4/20/17

Hello Asti Community,

We need a new PTSA president!  PTSA is vital to our school.  The commitment entails setting the agenda and sharing it as well as facilitating for the monthly site meeting and attending the monthly district PTA meeting.  It also includes work on a few events, including two Awards Nights, the annual Auction, and sometimes prom/graduation.  There are a couple of fundraisers around the holidays to be overseen.  ASTI PTSA has a highly motivated group of student members who do most of the legwork, but the president needs to provide oversight and guidance and adult signatures as needed.  The commitment is much smaller than at a larger school.  If you consider running for PTSA president, you will be showered with love and appreciation!  The elections are tonight; please join us.  

Warm regards,

Tracy Corbally

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4/17/17

Are you looking for an opportunity to hold a leadership position in the ASTI's community? Do you want to be more involved in your community? Then, you should run for a position in ASTI's Associated Student Body for the 2017-2018 school year. The position that are open next year are:
10th Grade Representative (Open to upcoming sophomores) 11th Grade Representative (Open to upcoming juniors) 12th Grade Representative (Open to upcoming seniors)
ASB Executive Positions: President (Open to upcoming seniors) Vice President (Open to upcoming juniors) Secretary (Open to upcoming juniors/seniors) Treasurer (Open to upcoming juniors)
If you are interested, come to ASB Orientation at lunch on Friday, April 7th in Ms. Pengelly's Room to pick up an application and learn more about these roles. We will not provide you with an application unless you show up or have a reasonable excuse!
Yearbook sales have ended! If you bought a yearbook, please check the list posted on each classroom to make sure we have you on the list.
Prom tickets are on sale NOW! Underclassmen: 2 for $50, $30 for 1 person Upperclassmen: 2 for $70, $50 for 1 person
BE WARNED!! Ticket prices will rise!!!!
Sophomores: All 10th graders will be taking the COA Assessment Tests in English & Math after spring break. 10th graders with last names A-Ma will test on Monday, April 17th, and 10th graders with last names Me-Z will test on Thursday, April 20th. April 17th is Passover—if you are part of the group scheduled to test on the 17th and are unable to test due to observing Passover, see Ms. Jurkovich by the end of the day today to be rescheduled to April 20th. On your test day, you will meet Ms. Jurkovich in the quad at 8:30am. We will walk over to the assessment office, and testing should be done by lunch. Students should be done testing by lunch and will return to class 5th & 6th periods. This information will also be emailed out over School Loop this week. See Ms. Jurkovich if you have any questions.
Want to help ASTI Green Club improve the garden?! The voting for the Seeds of Change grant has begun! Please vote everyday on every device. Voting will end on 4/19 so vote and share with everyone you know. Selected winners will be awarded with $200,00 in grants. You can vote on tinyurl.com/astigarden, which can also be found on the ASTI Announcement Page on Facebook.
April 21st at 1pm to 3pm we will be holding our ASTI's Got Talent show. We are open to many different kinds of hidden talents that you may possess. We will have the signup sheet in the office and around the quad (please write your name(s) and the type of performance.) If you need more info or have any questions you can message Jacob directly. Also don’t forget you can refer to the ASTI Facebook page for our online signup sheet as well as info. All participants in the show will have a popping ice cream and pizza party! So be sure to sign up before the deadline on April 12th as spots are filling up fast!
Seniors: See Ms. Jurkovich if you have not already to schedule a mandatory check-in meeting. You may reply to her email or see her in the office to schedule it in person.
Seniors: When you find out you have been admitted to a college, see Ms. Jurkovich in the office to fill out a blue cap to go on the wall in the office!

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3/29/17

This Friday, PTSA is hosting a fundraiser at Yogurtland right after Sports-o-rama on March 31, 2017 from 3:00-7:00 PM. 20% of the profit will go towards funding for school field trips, bike racks, and more chrome books! Come support our school and enjoy a cup of fro-yo!

 

Season for Nonviolence Speech Finals--ASTI's Maya Sprouse and Emma Chapman tie for first, Kate Crawford finished second and Keycee Alvarez fourth.  The judges loved the speeches.  All our students received cash prizes. Congratulations!

 

This Friday, March 31st is a modified schedule for Sports-o-Rama.  Follow the School Events bell schedule, which can be found on ASTI’s School Loop website under the “Documents” tab.

 

This is the LAST week to buy a yearbook! Buy one for $60 this Friday lunch because it is your last chance to buy one for this school year.

 

11th & 12th graders:  This Friday, March 31st there will be no Peralta classes in observance of Caesar Chavez Day.  You will all be expected to attend all of your ASTI classes this Friday.

 

Sportsorama will be held this Friday(3/31) from 1 PM - 3PM in the COA gym! For those new to it, Sportsorama is a fun event where each class competes in sports activities such as capture the flag, basketball, and dancing. This will be the largest class spirit event of the year and the final event of spirit month so make sure to attend wearing your class color! Face paint, dyed hair, and colorful costumes are just examples of what you could use to show class spirit. We also have a poster outside in the quad for song suggestions for the event!

 

April 21st at 1pm to 3pm we will be holding our ASTI's Got Talent show. We are open to many different kinds of hidden talents that you may possess. We will have the signup sheet in the office and around the quad (please write your name(s) and the type of performance.) If you need more info or have any questions you can message Jacob directly. Also don’t forget you can refer to the ASTI Facebook page for our online signup sheet as well as info. All participants in the show will have a popping ice cream and pizza party! So be sure to sign up before the deadline on April 12th as spots are filling up fast!

 

10th graders: Info about the SAT Boot Camp class at ASTI is being emailed to you this week and passed out during Physics later today.  The weeklong SAT course will take place from June 5th through June 9th.  Sign-ups and payment are due next Wednesday, April 5th, and will be collected during Physics.  See the email and copy of the letter for more info.

 

Seniors: See Ms. Jurkovich if you have not already to schedule a mandatory check-in meeting.  You may reply to her email or see her in the office to schedule it in person.

 

Attention AC Transit riders and Laney students! Major service changes beginning on Sunday, March 26 will affect bus service in Alameda, Oakland and Berkeley. New line 96 will provide an all-day direct connection between College of Alameda and Laney College, eliminating the need for transfers in Downtown Oakland. Line 96 will operate every 30 minutes between Alameda Point and Dimond District, replacing Lines 31 and 11. Beginning March 26, board at the current 19 and 31 bus stop in front of Walgreen's to head to Oakland. In addition, lines 11, 25, 26, 31, and 49 will be discontinued and replaced, and lines 12 and 18 will be changed significantly. See Ken or visit http://www.actransit.org/ac-go-march-2017-service-changes/ for more details.

 

11th graders:  Sign up with your fellow ASTI classmates for the May 6th SAT!  Registration deadline is April 7th.  Register at www.collegeboard.org.   If you qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch, see Ms. Jurkovich for a fee waiver.  All 11th graders should take the SAT for the first time by the May 6th test date this year.

 

Seniors:  When you find out you have been admitted to a college, see Ms. Jurkovich in the office to fill out a blue cap to go on the wall in the office!

 

ASTI's Got Talent Show is on April 21st! This is a chance for students at ASTI to display your various hidden (or not hidden) talents. If you are interested, be sure to sign up on the sign-up sheet in the office, or you can also talk to Jacob for more information. Be sure to sign up quickly because there are limited spots. 

 

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ASTI Wins Green Ribbon School Award

Todd Higashi representing ASTI receives the State Green Ribbon Award from Tom Torlakson!  Press Release


 

Information for Potential 2017 Applicants

  • Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), a Blue Ribbon School, is now taking applications for the 2017-18 9th grade class. We have made an exciting change to the ASTI program!  Starting in 2017-18 we will offer Algebra 1 and Geometry for 9th graders. This increases the number of students who are eligible to apply for our program; 8th graders in Math 8, Algebra 1 and Geometry are all encouraged to apply.
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  •  We also offer parent tours and student shadow visits. Contact asti@alameda.k12.ca.us for more information.
  • Applications are due Thursday, January 26, 2017 and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by early March, 2017. Give Yourself a head start so you will have time to request transcripts and attendance records from your child's school.
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Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) is a small, Early College High School (ECHS) with a community of staff, students, and parents/guardians who are all focused on the shared goal of college-readiness. We believe that high school students can develop content understanding and the academic maturity level required to succeed in college courses while still enrolled in high school. We are proud to be part of the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and are privileged to be partnered with the College of Alameda (COA) and Peralta Community College District (PCCD).

Our program is committed to ensure ALL students, especially those who are underrepresented, are provided the resources to attain a college degree from the institution of their choice and become responsible, proactive, and empowered global citizens with a life-long love of learning.

ASTI- National Recognition

 

 

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 ASTI National Blue Ribbon

 

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ASTI Bronze Medal Award

 

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ASTI Master Calendar

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Resources for Immigrant Families

Please go to this page for information about AUSD's Safe Haven Resolution, the City's Sanctuary City proclamation, and other resources about the status of immigrant families in our school district and community.

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Vision and Mission

Vision

To ensure ALL students, especially those who are underrepresented, are provided the resources to attain a college degree from the institution of their choice and become responsible, proactive, and empowered global citizens with a life-long love of learning.

Mission Statement

ASTI will prepare a diverse population of students for early entrance and successful completion of college by facilitating their development of the required content knowledge, academic skills, leadership experience, and technological proficiency through providing them academic equality, highly qualified teaching, rigorous instruction, and support in setting and attaining individual goals.

Mr. Higashi Wins National Recognition

 

 

 

  Mr. Higashi was one of 15 teachers selected nationwide for this award! Click here to read the article!

 

Press Releases on ASTI Teachers

Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI)

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Email: asti@alameda.k12.ca.us

Outstanding Video: Racism Today by ASTI Student Vicki Vien

 

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