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Alameda Science and Technology Institute
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy, Alameda, CA 94501
Founded in 2004 as a partnership between the Alameda Unified School District and the College of Alameda and funded by aMore grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, the Alameda Science and Technology Institute is an Early College High School. Students enroll in community college courses in their junior and senior years and can earn an associate's degree while in high school.  In 2010, ASTI was chosen as one of the best high schools in America by US News and World Report and awarded a bronze medal, the highest award for a school of its size and type. Admission to ASTI, which is housed at the College of Alameda, is competitive and based on academic achievement and motivation as well as critical thinking and community involvement. Students do not need to be Alameda residents to attend ASTI.
Thompson Field
Clement Ave & Walnut St, Alameda, CA 94501
The site for Alameda football for more than a century, Thompson Field is a local landmark. The field itself has aMore "decidedly hometown feel," layered with thin grass and flanked by two metal bleachers. During the Alameda high school and youth football seasons, there is a snack bar with food and beverages served with a smile. In September 2005, the Oakland Tribune ranked Thompson Field amongst the top six venues to watch a high school football game in the East Bay. An aging gem of Alameda athletic history, football fans recently raised the funds to refurbish the stadium's scoreboard in honor of legendary Alameda High coach Forrest Klein.
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