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Awards & Recognitions

  • 2022 -Storytelling as an Organizing Principle for Designing Educational Experiences That Are Affirming, Liberatory, and Transformational. EL Education  Minh-Tram Nguyen, EnCompass Academy (Oakland Unified School District Mary Scott, EnCompass Academy (Oakland Unified School District)

  • The last 3 Oakland Mayors have visited our campus during their incumbency: Honorable Ron Dellums, Honorable Jean Quan, and Honorable Libby Schaaf.

  • 2021 Keynote Speaker, UCSD 30th year Ethnic Studies Major Graduation

  • 2021 was selected to receive the prestigious national Silverberg Leadership Award from EL Education.  Featured speaker at EL Education’s National Conference.

  • 2018 Ken Houston (The Beautification Council), AEG, and Dana Turner have installed a washer & dryer to support our community to wash their uniforms for our students (SOOAKLAND, AEG, Oakland Kaiser Surgery department and anonymous people that donate detergent). East Oakland school celebrates receiving washer, dryer: 'It's huge for these children

  • Noted Alumni Spotlight by UCSD’s Division of Social Sciences in recognition of outstanding alumnae for Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day; March 2017

  • Bay Area Women Remember the Fall of Saigon, by Lyanne Melendez, KGO-ABC News; 2015

  • Received OUSD “Educational Leadership Award”; 2014

  • 2014-Our campus received the AIR Health Award from the California Department of Education for our best practices for reducing asthma triggers on the campus. 

  • 2013- We were designated an OUSD Reading Reward School. 

  • Elected to the Superintendent’s Principal Advisory Committee; 2012-2014

  • 2012-State Superintendent of Instruction Tom Torlakson visited EnCompass and called us an example of a full-service community school he would like to replicate.

  • The school was featured as a full-service community school in a visit by State Superintendent of Instruction Tom Torlakson, KQED News; June 5, 2012 

  • Presented with the “Outstanding Service Award” by Women’s Information Network; International Women’s Day, March 8, 2011

  • Featured in “Ethnic Studies Alumna Leads Innovative School” the spotlight as UC-San Diego recognized “visionaries, innovators and overachievers” among alumni in the campus’ 50th Anniversary year; UCSD News, November 8, 2010

  • Presented with the “Community Hero Award” from the Legal Justice Center; International Human Rights Day; December 10, 2009

  • Featured in ABC 7 News story: “Siblings Help East Bay Schools Thrive”; November 9, 2009 

  • In December 2009, Principal Nguyen was honored by the Legal Justice Center as a "Community Hero" at the Breaking Bread for Social Justice Dinner. Dennis Archer, former justice of Michigan 

  • In October 2008, Mr. Mario Garciashe was one of four elementary teachers honored by Oakland Unified School District for a Teacher Quality Award. This award is given to teachers with consistently high achievement of students. 

  • Featured in “Small is Beautiful in Public Schools” article in San Francisco Magazine; October 2007

  • The Supreme Court, the Mayor of Detroit, and the President of the American Bar Association delivered the keynote address. 

  • In October 2006, EnCompass Academy was one of four schools in OUSD to receive a "Blue School" status for the academic acceleration of students, closing the achievement gap and overall API gains.