Charter Schools

Charter Schools
What is a Charter School? A charter school is a public school with the freedom to hire its own staff, control its own budget, and design its own curriculum.

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Excel College Prep Academy
Excel College Prep Academy’s focus is to provide students with a safe, family-friendly, structured environment in which they can master language arts and math concepts through direct, individualized, standards-based instruction taught by caring, qualified instructors. By providing students aninspirational learning environment enriched with rigorous academics, high behavioral standards, higher-level questioning, and leadership training, they will be empowered to become self- motivated and competent life-long learners who will make a positive impact on their communities.

Mountain Peak Charter School
This Home School Program provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to customize student’s learning experience through home school instruction.  Parents and students in the HSP work with a certificated teacher to facilitate student learning and achievement.   Parents have flexibility in selecting curriculum that will help to intellectually stimulate their student and that will suit their individual learning style, needs, interests, and preferences.  There is a wide range of curriculum materials available from which to choose.  MPCS HSP provides home school parents with a list of general curriculum requirements by grade level and working with their assigned teachers, parents can be sure that appropriate curriculum is chosen for their student.  This program is for students in grades K-8.  Mountain Peak operates in Orange County, Riverside and San Diego Counties.  In Orange County, an enrichment program is offered two days a week.

Julian Charter School
Julian Charter School employs teachers who are state-credentialed educators within the State of California to work with parents and students to design an individual instruction plan that fits the students’ learning style and educational goals. Student instructional programs may be designed to prepare the student to enter the work force or continue their education at a college of their choice. This school is publicly funded and fully credentialed to confer high school diplomas by the State of California and the Julian School District.

Opportunities For Learning Charter School
Provides a WASC accredited individualized academic program for parents wishing to teach their children at home. Courses are offered at the learning level of each student from basic skills to college prepatory. Many students and parents have found OFL a rewarding alternative to the traditional school setting. The parent-teacher works with a credentialed teacher (the Education Specialist) to develop an individualized learning plan to meet the student’s needs, interests and abilities. The parent/guardian takes the role of the primary educator for their child with the support of the Education Specialist. Students and parents will then meet monthly for a Learning Record meeting to turn in the necessary records and discuss their progress for the past month. Students and parents will find the educational tools they need in a stimulating environment to learn and receive educational assistance.

Gorman Learning Center
Improving the lives of students through a program focused on nurturing and education while supporting parental choice and individualized instruction resulting in measurably increased student knowledge and understanding. Lesson plans are based on parent, student and teacher input. Customized learning plans are guaranteed for Gorman students. Gorman student courses are available for students interested in learning with other Gorman students. Many field trips are planned for both the fall and the spring of each school year. Call 909-307-6312.

Connections Academy
A new form of free public school that students attend from home. This is a unique program that combines the strong parental involvement of homeschooling, the expertise and accountability of public funded education, and the flexibility of online classes. The mission of Connections Academy is to help each student maximize his or her potential and meet the highest performance standards. Connections Academy is a high-quality, high-tech, high-touch “school without walls” that brings out the best in every student.

California Virtual Academies
Currently serves students in grades K-7. The California Virtual Academies have chosen K12 as its curriculum provider. There are many benefits to this unique learning model, including a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum based on the Core Knowledge sequence, the flexibility of learning anytime and anywhere, the support of qualified professional educators, the credibility of being affiliated with a public charter school in the state of California, and an individualized and self-paced learning program that adapts to your child’s unique needs.

RAI Digital Charter High School
RAI is a revolutionary new FREE program that has achieved that once thought impossible goal. They have taken credentialed teachers, a wonderful classical curriculum, and amazing technologies to bring students a home education that is unsurpassed. Students feel safe at home, with individualized learning and attention. Students get to interact in a fun environment that is positive, productive, and monitored. Parents have the flexibility to teach their children as often or as little as their time permits, knowing they have a professional staff of fully credentialed teachers on their team. Teachers and parents communicate on a regular basis to ensure students are achieving their learning goals
Call toll-free: (866) 376-0291.

Dehesa Charter School
The goal at Dehesa is to assist students in their exploration of the world (past, present, and future) through patience, attention, and access to a wide variety of materials and experiential opportunities.

Sky Mountain Charter School
Welcome to the Sky Mountain Charter School web site! The SMCS charter has been approved by the Lucerne Valley Unified School District in Lucerne Valley, California. Sky Mountain Charter School is an independent study charter school that is managed by Innovative Education Management, a nonprofit public benefit education corporation who has managed a number of public charter schools in California since 1993. SMCS serves California students who reside in a six-county area including San Bernardino, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties.

River Springs Charter School
River Springs Charter School’s philosophy centers around parent choice in education. Whether in a learning center, online, or at home, River Springs Charter School offers a wide range of learning opportunities and programs to help your child achieve his or her highest potential. At River Springs, you and your child will work closely with a California credentialed Education Specialist (ES) to choose the right combination of learning programs. River Springs believes that parents are the primary educators of their children. Therefore, the school provides abundant choices in learning programs and opportunities that are tailored to meet your child’s learning styles and needs.

Coastal Academy
The mission of Coastal Academy is to inspire students, empower parents, and promote a life-long love for learning by creating an environment where academic success is personalized and achievable for all children. Parents, working with credentialed teachers, prepare, monitor, and implement programs that enrich, challenge, and inspire students to embrace personalized academic success. Coastal Academy seeks to create “Thinkers, Communicators, and Achievers”, Kindergarten through 8th grade. Join them on a wave of enthusiasm for Personalized Learning.

Classical Academy
Escondido’s premier charter elementary school. Operating since 1999, they “partner with parents” in their mission to educate their children. This program spans Kindergarten through 8th grade and they offer optional weekly workshops and Friday enrichment labs for students. At The Classical Academy they seek to create “Thinkers, Communicators, and Achievers”, Kindergarten through 8th grade. The Classical Academy school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and their students continually out perform other area schools due to the fact that they work so closely with their parents and are supervised by a credential teacher.

Classical Academy High School
CAHS is making strides in the right direction. During the first year, CAHS received the highest level of WASC Accreditation given to new schools, reached the highest Academic Performance Index of any north county high school, public or charter, and learned much about the constructs of creating a “state-of-the-art” high school. They will accept nothing less than excellence. They are a signature charter school in the making. They desire the best for their students as they prepare now for their future in a global society.

Supports parent choice while providing access to a standards-based, rigorous, college preparatory curriculum and instructional program. The unique blended learning environment experienced by RVS students also provides access to traditional school activities such as fine and performing arts and school-based athletics programs.

Choice 2000 Online High School
The first public 7th-12th grade school to be both fully online and WASC accredited. Choice 2000 is proud to offer students in California cutting edge technologies to complete their high school coursework entirely over the internet. This includes a live online virtual classroom environment, the ability to receive and turn in homework assignments online as well as a secure online assessment environment. All classes are held in real-time from your computer at home and take place throughout the day with different periods in the same way as a traditional high school. Thus, it is not a self-paced learning environment. Choice 2000 runs on the trimester model helping students achieve early graduation or credit recovery.

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