Thompson to Direct Guice Christian Academy

Guice.jpgDr. Clifford Thompson has been appointed to head the prestigious Dr. Herbert Guice Christian Academy. The private elementary school has achieved distinction for its excellent academic performances by the students for more than 10 years. The school is located 6925 International Boulevard, Oakland.
The school was started by the late Dr. Guice and the Bethel Baptist Church, in 1997. Bethel had given more than a million dollars in scholarships.
Dr. Thompson, known as a “Learning and Instruction Administrator” with over 25 years of experience in education, said he believes “all children can learn and with a proper instructional facilitation, they will learn.”
The Dr. Herbert Guice Christian Academy has begun enrolling students for grades K-6 for this year.
The Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Its state-of-the-art facility is designed to accommodate small class sizes, which do not exceed 15 students per class. Students receive individual attention and each child has access to computers as well as music education.
Martha Brown, President of the Grandparents Club that provides support for the school, said the students and parents will also have access to the schools before and after-school care program which offers breakfasts and afternoon snacks. She said daily hot lunches are also made available for a nominal fee.
“The students receive an excellent academic education in a Christian environment. The students have participated in the Oakland Unified Citywide Oratorical Fest and Math Olympics winning 1st and 2nd place titles,” said Brown.
The school’s academic programs include: Open Court Reading”, the “A-Beka Christian Education” and supplemental programs which include Spanish, music and computers for all grade levels.
In the “Reading is Fundamental (RIF)” program, each student receives free books for his/her personal library, a weekly Student Banking Program with Washington Mutual Bank, “Family Literacy Night,” “Scholastic Book Fairs,” and many other extra-curricula activities. The students’ educational experiences are enhanced through learning the School Affirmation Pledge that begins with, “I am God’s child, an awesome leader.”
The Academy is supported by the Grandparents Club, whose mission is to “Stop the Violence” by helping to educate youth. They have implemented an “Adopt a Child” program that provides financial assistance to students. Brown said the Grandparents are looking for additional contributors. For information, contact Martha Brown at (510) 568-0217 or the Academy at (510) 729-0330.