A Message from our CEO, Jorge Lopez

February 2, 2017 A Message from our CEO, Jorge Lopez Over the past few weeks, we have seen decisions coming out of the new federal administration that run counter to the values of the AMPS organization. The recent Executive Order targeting individuals from seven nations with a majority Muslim population attacks the foundation of principles and values supporting the value of our immigrant populations. The…

City of Richmond Planning Commission Approves Conditional Use Permit for John Henry High School’s Marina Bay Location in a 5-0 Vote

  RICHMOND, CA — On January 19, 2017, the City of Richmond Planning Commission approved the Conditional Use Permit for John Henry High School’s Marina Bay location in a 5-0 vote. This permit allows them to complete construction on their new campus located on 1402 Marina Way South in Richmond. “I’m satisfied that the safety plan of the school has been thought through sufficiently,” says…

Taking Time to Appreciate Teachers

As the holiday season begins and the year comes to a close, it’s important to take the time to say thank you to your leaders, administrators, and teachers to let them know how much they are appreciated. Here are three ways you can thank your team throughout the year: 1. Surprise your staff with an after-school social At the beginning of the day, place a…

Three Reasons Your Student Should Play Chess

At Richmond Charter Academy, students have the opportunity to participate in an After School Educational and Safety program, also known as ASES, that offers fun, interactive, and educational activities outside of the classroom.  One of their favorite weekly traditions includes pulling out the chess boards and challenging their friends to a friendly game of strategy, focus, and creativity. Research shows that learning to play a game like chess  is not just a…