Thank you for visiting and experiencing some of the outstanding work of the young people of Aspire Richmond California College Preparatory Academy.

Richmond Cal Prep is a community in which all members exercise critical consciousness, voice, agency, and leadership to solve the challenges our communities face. We live our core values (community, curiosity, equity, empathy, growth mindset, and integrity) as a means to creating more just and equitable communities for the generations to come.

The research presented on this site is the original work of our scholars.  Each research-based perspective started as a single research question, sprouted from a text studied in class.  These pieces demonstrate students’ abilities to refine questions, gather and evaluate sources, master domain-specific vocabulary, annotate, paraphrase, quote, cite, write, polish, and publish.

Embracing our values of growth mindset and community, we are proud to share our research with the world.