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9th Grade Families

At Oakland High School we are aware of the adjustment our 9th grade students have to make as they make the transition from middle to high school. As 9th grade students enroll, they are welcomed into one of four 9th grade Families. The students in each family share the same English teacher, the same Math teacher, and the same Biology teacher.

Teachers within each Family share common classroom practices and procedures, making it easier for students to become accustomed to routines and expectations. In addition, teachers meet weekly to discuss their students' progress. When students need help,  teachers within each Family make decisions about tutoring or service options for each student. The personalization that each student receives increases their opportunity to succeed in high school.