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Model Overview

Program Overview

Year Launched
6 - 8
Blended Grades

Implementation Q & A

When you first implemented blended learning, why did you choose that particular model? (has your model changed? why?)

Our long-term goal is to have a fully personalized system for our students. We received a lot of hardware in 2014-15, and this year we wanted to pilot a Rotation model where we would using the hardware with online learning every single day.

What was one of your biggest challenges when going blended, and how did you overcome it?

The top three challenges have been infrastructure, ensuring students are self motivated or are encouraged to work effectively with online learning, and having the right personnel that is supportive and solution-oriented. To solve these challenges, we have invested in our own in-house tech guru to ensure devices are up-to-date and bandwidth is sufficient. We are continually working on student culture, and we are thinking about developing a full-time advisory structure to change students' mindsets. We have also invested significantly in ensuring we hire the right teachers who have high will, high skill.

What's the one piece of advice you'd give to emerging blended-learning programs?

Every school is different. Visit lots of schools, take pieces and the best practices that make sense, and pilot some of those.

Select up to two focus areas you feel that you demonstrate leadership in, and tell us why here:

One area to keep our teachers focused on student learning. Technology can easily amount to nothing more than electronic worksheets - low level, low rigor work. So I am always asking the question "Are our students becoming better readers and writers because of what we're doing?" The other area of leadership is constantly tracking student data with staff to monitor progress and make adjustments.

Program Focus

English Language Learners
Special Education

Blended Subjects

English Language Arts

School Overview

Roosevelt’s mission is to empower all students to be creative community leaders by providing them with a strong academic foundation, equipping them with 21st century skills, and instilling a community ethic. We will accomplish these outcomes by creating a vibrant learning experience through engaging personalized instruction, designing solutions to real-world problems, and by supporting the whole child. We believe that our model will provide students with a strong foundation for success in high school, college, career, and global citizenship.

A transformational concept that is part of our evolution to be a Next Generation school is the Roosevelt experience. No longer do we envision school to just be a place where students come to acquire skills and then leave. We plan on being intentional about every detail of the student’s day so that she or he feels positive about all aspects of the school. This includes the aesthetics, the interactions with staff and students, and the learning activities.

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating


out of 10

School Contact

Contact: Cliff Hong

Roosevelt Middle School
1926 E 19th St
Oakland, California
United States

Telephone: (510)-535-2877

Roosevelt Middle School's Website


Total Students

Student Ethnicity

State Test Scores Source: GreatSchools



Blended Program Launched 2015