"When you do common things in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world."
—George Washington Carver
The integrity, accountability and passion for lifelong learning developed at Nea continues to shape our alumni and have a positive impact in the world as they pursue their chosen paths.
Path to College
For a variety of reasons, Nea graduates have an impressive list of college acceptances and college success. They also have a track record of successful transition to the college environment.
Nea's on-staff academic and college admissions counselor ensures that our learners pursue comprehensive and relevant academic programs during their middle school and high school years, with maximum enrichment and community service opportunities along the way.
Instead of Advanced Placement (AP) classes, all seniors graduating from Nea are required to have completed at least one college class. Many have taken numerous college classes by the time they graduate, proving with certainty their readiness for success at the collegiate level.
Real college experience is one of the reasons that college admissions offices look favorably on a transcript from Nea. Many graduates have already received more real college credit than AP courses and tests can provide.
Nea's unique college-like approach to education – emphasizing self-motivation, self-direction and taking personal responsiblity for outcomes – is another reason our graduates have found outstanding success after high school.
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Path to Career
As of the 2015-16 school year, Nea offers a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, currently the only career training option among Alameda high schools.
CTE is an exciting new option. Learners gain valuable job skills and will have the opportunity to explore career interests and potential college majors prior to exiting high school. CTE can also add real world experience to personal narratives for college applications.
Nea is partnering with the Eden Area Regional Occupational Program (EAROP) in Hayward to offer education in the areas of Industrial Technology, Health & Services and Business & Technology.
The Industrial Technology pathway includes training in construction, CAD drafting, automotive repair, welding and metal fabrication.
The Health & Services pathway preps students for additional schooling or careers in education, culinary arts, corrections, dentistry and medicine.
And the Business & Technology pathway offers options in marketing, merchandising, floral design, computer graphics, and computer repair and maintenance.
All EAROP classes qualify for high school credits, but many also offer college credits and meet University of California A-G requirements. Only high school juniors and seniors are eligible.
There is no cost for these courses, which run three hours daily. Vans transport learners to and from the EAROP Center in Hayward.
Over 300 Alameda County businesses participate on EAROP Advisory Committees to keep the program current with industry standards, and many classes offer internships at local businesses. The partnership with local employers also helps EAROP graduates get hired due to relevant skill sets and direct on-the-job training.
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