About IMPACT ACADEMY
Impact Academy of Arts and Technology is a tuition-free public charter school in Hayward, serving grades 6 through 12 and dedicated to transforming students’ lives by preparing them for success in college and in life. Impact Academy offers students a rigorous academic experience and a diverse, compassionate community in which to grow. Our students are inspired and empowered to be leaders in their high school education and their communities.
Impact Academy is one of three Bay Area charter schools operated by Envision Education, a charter management and education consulting organization founded in 2002.
In 2014, Impact Academy was the subject of an important study conducted by the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE); among other things, this study found that Impact Academy is an exemplar of student-centered teaching and learning in an urban environment. To read the report and learn more about “student-centered learning” in action at Impact, click here: Student Centered Learning at Impact Academy.
Sean McClung - Impact High School Principal
Welcome to Impact Academy of Arts and Technology, a member of the Envision Schools network. Founded in 2007 by a devoted group of educators and community members, we are dedicated to preparing and inspiring all students to enter, succeed in, and graduate from college.
Our empowering and transformative learning community is rooted in the agreements we make to one another, whether we are students, family members, faculty, coaches, or adult mentors:
• We are respectful.
• We are safe.
• We work hard.
• We support one another.
All Impact students engage in a rigorous academic program that satisfies California’s A-G course requirements, intern through our Workplace Learning Experience program, apply to colleges, and present and defend a portfolio of their best original work.
We place a strong emphasis on building powerful relationships between our young people and adults. All of our students spend their four year high school journey as part of close-knit advisories, a family that nurtures and supports each other’s social, emotional, and academic growth. Each week, our student body comes together for student-led Community Meetings, where we celebrate our “Spartan Pride,” set new goals, and honor one another’s unique perspectives and accomplishments.
If you’re not already a member of the Spartan community, please come visit us in Hayward to learn more about how to get involved.
– Sean McClung, Principal
Joel Key - Impact Middle School Principal
Middle Grades Principal’s Welcome:
I would like to welcome all our families to Impact Academy, where we are dedicated to creating a powerful, engaging learning environment that prepares and inspires ALL students to enter, succeed in, and graduate from college.
As founders of Impact Academy’s Middle Grades, we are building a community where:
- We love learning.
- We crave excellence.
- We access our agency.
By the time our students enter Impact Academy’s high school and graduate, they will have:
- the knowledge and academic skills necessary for success in college;
- mastery of leadership skills necessary for responsible, active citizenship;
- artistic and technological skill necessary for success in the 21st century workplace.
Our founding staff is eager to support and educate your child during this important period of transition in their lives. And, we cannot do it alone. I am grateful for our families’ and students’ desire to roll-up their sleeves and do whatever it takes to support our school. Please continue to get involved—the stronger our partnership, the stronger our students will become!
I look forward to continuing to found Impact Academy’s Middle Grades with you!
Impact Academy Middle Grades Principal