Excellence Pledge For Independent Study

Independent  study  in  the  state  of  California  is  defined  as  non-classroom  based  instruction. Non-classroom based instruction includes, but is not limited to, independent study, home study, work study, and distance and computer-based education.

We the undersigned pledge to the following in the operation and management of our charter schools offering independent study: 

1)       As operators of high quality public charter schools offering independent study, we stand united behind the elements of integrity, trust, quality, and value in the operation of our schools.  We know that offering personalized learning options meets the student where they are, aligns with what they individually need, while creating an academic program that is relevant, rigorous, and aligned to 21st Century learning.

2)       As operators of high quality public charter schools offering independent study, we stand united in managing schools that are fiscally responsible in the use of public tax dollars in our  care.    We  value  the  use  of  independent  auditors  that  reviews  our  financial  and operational  activities  annually  and  showcase  reports  that  are  exception-­‐free.    This speaks  to  the  commitment  that  we  hold  on  financial  accountability  and  operational integrity.

3)       As operators of high quality public charter schools offering independent study, we stand united  in  our  efforts  to  operate  schools  that  model  strong  integrity,  value  and  utilize solid business practices, and abide by all rules and regulations placed upon us by school districts, regional Offices of Education, and the California Department of Education.

4)       As operators of high quality public charter schools offering independent study, we stand united believing that the actions of a few rogue charter school operators do not reflect, align, or mirror anything about our programs.  Having individuals or the media drawing comparisons  speaks  to  either  the  fact  that  they  don’t  know  what  we  do  or  they  are acting on rumor and innuendo in these conversations.

5)       As operators of high quality public charter schools offering independent study, we stand united  in  stating  clearly  that  we  are  here  for  one  purpose:  educating  students.    Our resource  centers,  school  sites,  and  classrooms  are  solely  for  the  purpose  of  academic programming for the benefit of students in our care.  Our commitment to students does not center on money, influence, or politics.

6)       As operators of high quality public charter schools offering independent study, we stand united  in  offering  high  quality  programs  that  exist  to  offer  innovative  and  tested methods of instruction and self-­‐paced learning. We have proof by our results that we are helping students to think, communicate, and achieve.

7)       As operators of high quality public charter schools offering independent study, we stand united in following the state law in the operation of resources centers and school sites.

The undersigned represent schools and organizations serving students in San Diego, Imperial, Orange, and Riverside Counties. Our programs, events, and activities align with personalized and adaptive learning elements to meet students where they are educationally to promote and achieve their academic success.

Our commitment to excellence is unwavering and our focus on students is what motivates us  to create, manage, and grow public charter schools within the space of independent study.

Cameron Curry
ccurry@classicalacademy.com
The Classical Academies K-12
4,100 students
2,525 families

Jennifer Cauzza
jcauzza@juliancharterschool.org
Julian Charter School K-12
2,500 students
1,200 families

Terri Novacek
tnovacek@mydehesa.or
Element Education K-12
1,530 students
1,082 families

Kathleen Hermsmeyer
kathleen.hermsmeyer@springscs.org
River Springs Charter Schools K-12
7,364 students
3,824 families

Gina Campbell
gcampbell@pacificview.org
Pacific View Charter K-12
450 students
200 families

Nancy Spencer
nspencer@bayshoreprep.org
Bayshore Prep K-12
130 students
108 families

Craig Beswick
cbeswick@diegovalleycharter.org
Diego Valley Charter School 9-12
874 students
430 families

Chris Mahurin
cmahurin@coretca.org
CORE @ The Camptonville AcademyK-12
447 students
402 families

Michelle Rainey
mrainey@davincischools.org
Da Vinci Schools K-12
360 students
210 families

J.J. Lewis
jj.lewis@aascalifornia.org
Academy of Arts and Sciences K-12
2,096 scholars
1,755 families

Debi Gooding
dgooding@learningchoice.org
The Learning Choice Academy K-­12
980 students
677 families

 


Collectively we serve 20,831 students and 12,413 families in 35 counties.


Excellence Pledge For Independent Study


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