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The College Preparatory School

Grades 9-12 | Oakland, CA

The Power of Collaborative Learning

Encouraging students to reach out to one another to solve problems and share knowledge not only builds collaboration skills but leads to deeper learning and understanding.
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What This School Is Achieving

OUTCOMES

The College Preparatory School is an coed, private high school. The school enrolls students from almost 80 different schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Passing Rates on AP Exams

  • College Prep: 97%
  • National: 60%

College Enrollment

  • College Prep: 100%
  • National: 67%

How They Do It

Collaborative Learning Builds Deeper Understanding

Collaborative Learning Builds Deeper Understanding

Encouraging students to reach out to one another to solve problems not only builds collaboration skills but leads to deeper learning and understanding.

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Teacher watching young students working a math problem with sidewalk chalk

Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning

Educators from The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California, have provided these resources and tools for collaborative learning.

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Research Supports Collaborative Learning

Collaborative math and discussion-based English help to promote deeper learning, critical thinking, and community at The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California.

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Students working together in class.

How Collaborative Learning Leads to Student Success

Encouraging students to reach out to each other to solve problems and share knowledge builds collaborative skills and leads to deeper learning at The College Preparatory School.

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