Next Step Learning Center started in 1994 to address the educational needs of youth and adults in West Oakland.
While the Center has grown, our methods of educating the whole person, remain the same. Through one-on-one tutoring, students are coached through the subjects they need help with so they can gain knowledge and pass the exam or earn the credits they need to move forward.
We still offer our services for free!
Build up your skills! Students are paired with individual tutors as they study subjects. English, Social Studies, Science and Math are covered in a way that makes sense to YOU! Our volunteer tutors offer patience and compassion as they help you on your educational journey.
High School Diploma Completion Students have the opportunity to complete their high school diploma requirements with our WASC accredited program. At Opportunity Academy, you pick up where you left off, and complete the courses you need to graduate. You will have access to an on-site teacher to help with your subjects and can move at your own pace!
Students prepare for the GED/HiSET exams to earn their High School Equivalency Certificates. Along the way, you are supported as you study for each part of the test. You get one-on-one tutoring in intensive labs or join a small group with an attentive and inspiring teacher. We understand that some subjects may be difficult and offer a supportive learning environment.
Next Step has supportive programs for when you’re ready to continue on your path to success. In College Transitions, graduates of Next Step’s GED/Diploma programs are given expert guidance and support as you make your way to a two-year, four-year or technical college degree.
Our college coordinator can answer your questions about enrollment, financial aid and class schedules.