The Educational Opportunity Center opened their charter school in 1996 and on average as 100 students enrolled per year for students in 9th through 12th grades. The school is designed for students that are at risk or for those that have dropped out of school. The school works to ensure all students have the opportunity to achieve their goals and obtain their high school diploma.
Students that attend this school are encouraged to be employed while attending school part time, thus preparing them for the workforce as well as learning to become productive members of society via job experience. The student body is 87% Hispanic with 90% of students eligible for the free or reduced lunch program.
The staff and teachers work with each student individually to help them determine their own needs to graduation. The instruction and curriculum is individualized as well so each student can work at their own pace with caring teachers by their side when needed.
Parents have expressed they are happy with the school in that is in helping provide their children with the opportunity to graduate from high school and learn responsibility and self discipline as well as the individualized instruction.
Students at the school participated in the AIMS series of tests which are required by all students in 10th graders in order to graduate high school. The percentages of students that passed or exceeded the exam along with state averages are listed below.
In reading, 36% of students passed or exceeded with the state average at 78%, in writing 36% with the state at 68%, and in math 13% with the state average at 60%. The results for the science test were not available. With these tests scores it would be in your best interest to learn more about the school, by talking with parents, teachers, and staff. On the other hand, the school caters to students that are at risk of dropping out of school, therefore the scores are not as low as one might imagine.
Educational Opportunity Center
3810 W. 16th St.
Yuma, AZ 85364