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EPACS: College Success Starts in Kindergarten
East Palo Alto Charter School Academic Performance Chart

Welcome to EPACS!

Our school is dedicated to preparing all of our students for college success. Everything about EPACS — from the flags in our hallway to our data-driven rigorous instruction — is designed to put our students on the road to a four-year degree. Helping our students realize the college dream is a challenge that requires the hard work of every member of our school family: our students love learning and achieve amazing results; our staff is the hardest-working group of professionals in the business; our parents and families are involved in supporting every aspect of our college-going culture; and our community partners, volunteers and supporters enable us to meet the unique needs of our students and our community.

It's clear that we're making remarkable strides -- our students' achievements rival nearby schools with over twice as much funding. And with our college prep high school, East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy, achieving a 100% four-year college acceptance rate, the college dream grows closer every day. Even Oprah has noticed the work we're doing!

I invite you to learn more about EPACS, our high school (EPAPA), and the other 33 Aspire Public Schools that are preparing low-income students for college across the state. Peruse our website, read the recent news articles written about us, or even better, come visit us and see for yourself the amazing things that are happening at EPACS!


Sharon Johnson, Principal