Frequently Asked Questions
What is Realm?
REALM is a middle and high school that opened in Berkeley in Fall 2011. REALM will teach to state standards and will administer standardized tests.
Is REALM a private school?
No. REALM is a free public school, there is no fee or tuition to attend.
Is REALM only for Berkeley residents?
No. REALM is open to all interested students, wherever they live.
Is REALM run by a private corporation?
No. REALM is not run by a private corporation. REALM is a Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) approved charter school.We are governed by a board of Directors and report to BUSD on fiduciary matters.
How do I apply?
Apply online or request a printed application by phone (510 809 9800) or email. Applications are now being accepted. The application period for the 2012–2013 school year will close on March 2, 2012, at which time we will notify all families whether or not their child has been accepted. Admission is on a first come first served basis. Should we receive more applications than openings per either 6th or 9th grades, admission will be by lottery.
Can I apply to REALM and still apply to other BUSD schools?
Yes you can. Application to REALM will not affect your standing in the BUSD school lottery.