Alameda Science and Technology Institute
2022-2023 School Profile
(510) 748-4021 ext. 4021
(510) 748-4021 ext. 21776
ASTI will prepare a diverse population of students for early entrance and successful completion of college by facilitating their development of the required content knowledge, academic skills, leadership experience, and technological proficiency through providing them academic equality, highly-qualified teaching, rigorous instruction, and support in setting and attaining individual goals.
Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) is located on the College of Alameda campus on the West End of Alameda, CA. First opened in 2004, ASTI is a small, public, Early College High School in the Alameda Unified School District. ASTI students earn several units of college credit during their high school years. Many students complete California’s IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum) requirements. Some also receive their Associate of Arts or Sciences degree by the time they graduate from high school. ASTI has been awarded National Blue Ribbon, CA Gold Ribbon and Distinguished School, and CA Green Ribbon.
2022-2023 Enrollment and Faculty Information
58.8% Asian/Asian American
2.9% Black/African American
Students from outside Alameda Unified School District: 2.9%
Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch: 27.11%
Students with a Home Language Other than English: 55%
First-Generation College Students: 25%
Faculty Members: 8
12.5% Asian/Asian American
Faculty with Advanced Degrees: 62%
Average Number of Years of Teaching
Student to Teacher Ratio: 28:1
Average Class Size: 25
Adjustments to ASTI & Peralta Community College District During COVID-19
ASTI is a semester-based school. 9th & 10th graders take six classes each semester. For the 2020-21 school year, however, ASTI’s schedule was modified in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes started fully online, and students were enrolled in three classes each term (fall/spring) earning a year’s credit and two semester grades for each class. There was also a Remote Program option with students completing classes via the online provider Edmentum or UC Scout. Courses not successfully completed earned an NM (No Mark). Due to impacted class sizes and course availability, some ASTI students took courses concurrently at our sister schools, Alameda and Encinal High, which is noted as such on their transcripts. Peralta continues to offer the majority of courses fully online with only around 30% of college classes offered in-person.
Most ASTI students take the SAT, not the ACT. Therefore, only the SAT averages have been provided. These scores reflect the middle 50% in a sample size of 254 student tests from the Classes of 2017-2023. For the classes of 2021 and 2022, very few students took the SAT due to COVID-19 testing cancellations and extremely limited test center availability. The number of students taking the SAT has declined as the UC and CSU dropped the SAT entirely for the class of 2022.
Critical Reading: 560-670 Math: 590-680
ASTI has a student-centered, student-driven approach to education. We encourage and expect our students to
engage in school-site planning. Students participate in Leadership, School Site Council, and the Parent Teacher Student Association. Almost all school-based clubs and organizations are founded by students. Students plan and execute many school traditions, such as Bonding Day and our Awards Nights.
ASTI’s main mission is to prepare a diverse student body for college-level work. ASTI offers additional tutoring, academic seminars, counseling support, and leadership opportunities to reach that end. ASTI does not offer inter-scholastic sports or honors societies. In the junior and senior years, many students’ high school and college schedules make it difficult to engage in the level of extracurricular involvement typically found in traditional high schools. Students may play sports for other schools if they maintain their GPA, live in the home district, and talk
to the coach.
ASTI Course of Study (9th and 10th Grade)
ASTI students take a prescribed, college-preparatory course of study during the 9th and 10th grades, designed to prepare students for full-time college course loads during their 11th and 12th grade years. With the exception of math, every 9th and 10th grader takes the same coursework. If students take college courses in language, because of the added rigor, the UC system considers the first 1 semester of college language as 2 years of high school study.
Listed below are the courses of study that this year’s graduating class took during their 9th and 10th grade years.
Math: Algebra, Geometry or Algebra 2
Modern World History
Spanish 1 or Spanish 2
Math: Geometry, Algebra 2 or Precalculus
United States History
Physics Spanish 2 or Spanish 3
Peralta Community College District Course of Study (11th and 12th grade)
Here is the recommended coursework to complete IGETC. ASTI students average 60 college units by high school graduation.
English 5: Critical Thinking
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Political Science 1
Biological and Physical Sciences
Life Science: Anthropology 1, Biology 10, Biology 1A
Note: Chemistry 1A, Physics 4A, and Biology 1A represent the most rigorous college science classes offered
Arts & Humanities
Art 1 and Music 15A or 15B
Information on Peralta Community College Course of Study, Unit-Caps, and Cuts
ASTI students do not receive preferential scheduling within the Peralta Community College District. If a course is not offered, is impacted, or does not fit with the students’ other classes, they must change their course of study. Students report their courses as accurately as possible; if uncontrollable reasons force students to change their 12th grade spring course work, students have been advised to report discrepancies to colleges immediately.
A 15 unit-cap is in place on ASTI. If students go over the unit cap, they must pay general fees and per-unit fees for all classes. This restricts students from taking as many classes as they would like, particularly in science, math, and foreign language, where classes are often 5 units each.
Class of 2023 Grade Point Averages and Ranks
ASTI transcripts reflect both high school and college coursework, even if they are not used for high school graduation. Every college class worth 3 college units or more is considered one year of study and given 10 high school credits. GPA’s include all coursework for which the student has received a letter grade. NO ADDITIONAL WEIGHT IS GIVEN FOR COLLEGE COURSEWORK. Because of the philosophy and small size of the school, as well as the diversity of the students’ schedules, students are not assigned a class rank.
Highest GPA: 4.0 Lowest GPA: 2.58 Average GPA: 3.61
77% of the class of 2022 declared intent to enroll in a four year college, 15% in community college, and 1 student entered the military. The remainder took a gap year or started working. Colleges & universities where ASTI graduates attend include the following: