Oakland Aviation High School Holds Its First Prom at OAK’s Tower Lounge
-- Aviation Charter School Offers Its Students the Opportunity to Dream High and to Celebrate Their Year-End Accomplishments --
Oakland Aviation High School (OAHS) will hold its first-ever prom for the entire student body at Oakland International Airport's (OAK) Tower Lounge on Friday, June 5, 2009. The aviation charter school, located on OAK's North Field, is celebrating the end of its third year of education.
Oakland Aviation High School's students, faculty and parents will come together at OAK's eighth-floor Tower Lounge between 7:00 p.m. through 11:00 p.m. tonight. They will be celebrating OAHS's third year in operation, and the students transition to the next grade level.
"Prom is an important coming-of-age event for our students. It is their reward for hard work and tenacity throughout the school year, and allows our small, but mighty, student body to connect socially," said Dr. James Sulton, principal of Oakland Aviation High School. He added, "Offering prom for the first time is a significant milestone for our school."
Oakland Aviation High School, a college-preparatory charter school located on OAK's North Field, will complete its third year of operation in June. A total of 110 ninth-, tenth- and eleventh-grade students are currently enrolled. The school connects students who have an interest in aviation to post-secondary education. The curriculum prepares students for successful entry-level careers in the aviation industry. Oakland Aviation High School's focus is to develop and prepare students to be highly successful learners, educators, aviators and business professionals.
"The Port of Oakland was a founding partner of Oakland Aviation High School, and our staff has supported its leadership since it opened in 2006," said Steve Grossman, director of aviation for the Port, which owns and operates OAK. "The school is an important part of our aviation community. We're pleased they chose to celebrate prom in the airport's popular eighth-floor Tower Lounge, where students can both dance under and view the stars through our 360-degree window view," he added.
About Oakland Aviation High School: Oakland Aviation High School is located at 7850 Earhart Road on OAKs North Field. The school received its public charter in 2005 and opened its doors in fall 2006. Please visit www.aviationhighschool.org for more information.
About the Port of Oakland: The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is the fifth busiest containerport in the U.S. Oakland International Airport offers 150 daily nonstop flights to 34 destinations; and the Ports real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland. Please visit www.portofoakland.com and www.oaklandairport.com for more information.