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Principal Welcome Message

Welcome to Frick United Academy of Language

I am profoundly grateful to have this opportunity to introduce you to the new Frick United Academy of Language.

Our Design Team, composed of members of Frick Impact Academy and Oakland School of Language (SOL) school communities, has worked tirelessly to create a new school with the best elements of both schools to provide a high quality and rigorous learning environment for middle students in East Oakland with a focus on bilingualism and biliteracy and social justice.

All students at Frick United Academy of Language will have the opportunity to study a second language. No matter the English and/or Spanish proficiency of our students, we offer an early start to bilingualism and biliteracy so that our students are prepared to graduate from High School with the State Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish. To address varying levels of language proficiency, Frick United Academy of Language offers five pathways which allow students to receive instruction suited to their needs.

Another essential component of Frick United Academy of Language is the focus on ensuring a nurturing environment guided by restorative justice practices and service learning. We offer a unique Advisory Program that focuses on learning and practicing social-emotional skills, developing a sense of self identity and cultural belonging, growing the ability and openness to interact across cultures, and recognizing and disrupting racial oppression.

Frick United Academy of Language offers new state-of-the art facilities, from our athletic fields and courts to our comprehensive on-site health center with both physical and mental health services. Our student athletes train in game-time conditions with fields and courts fully dedicated to resemble match conditions. Available to all students, our health center employs regular medical staff who can see students during school hours and after school hours. 

Our strong partnerships will help us meet the unique needs of our students and families. Our partners are part of our school family and truly understand our students’ needs. Students and families coming to Frick United Academy of Language can expect to be supported through partnerships that will help them to achieve success.

I am excited to welcome you to our new school and look forward to meeting you soon!



Amapola Obrera

Principal, Frick United Academy of Language