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Often the California Charter Schools listed below will specify their special focus programs or curriculum in their Mission Statements. But, if you don't see a specific program listed, be sure to contact the school you are interested in for complete current info.

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Best California Charter Schools
Summer 2019 Update

CA Online Charter Schools & Online Classes

Many California Charter Schools now offer (or are considering) opportunities for Online Students, or have specific online charter school classes in addition to their regular attendance classes. Parents should contact each charter school they are interested in to find out exactly what online school opportunities might be offered currently, or in the future..

California Charter School Jobs Starting in July, 2019

Many California Charter Schools are still looking for qualified teachers and staff for immediate employment for their current and upcoming school year.

In addition to Summer replacement and substitute teachers, many California Charter Schools are looking for other Full and Part-time Summer positions, including: before and after school program activities specialists, custodial and maintenance staff, office staff, bus drivers, tech and media specialists, and marketing assistants.

Eventually, all our California Charter Schools wth available job openings, will be able to list all their employment opportunities as part of their complete directory listing.

In the meantime, if you are interested in working for any of the CA Charter Schools listed below, you should contact each school directly, as soon as possible.

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California Charter Schools List Organized by City, including:

Charter Schools in Adelanto, CA

Charter Schools in Alameda, CA

Charter Schools in Antioch, CA

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Charter Schools in Chula Vista, CA

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Charter Schools in Quartz Hill, CA

Charter Schools in Redding, CA

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Charter Schools in Santa Rosa, CA

Charter Schools in Solvang, CA

Charter Schools in Ukiah, CA

Charter Schools in Visalia, CA

Charter Schools in Walnut Park, CA

Charter Schools in Watsonville, CA


Adelanto Charter Academy
Adelanto, California

760-669-6485
17537 Montezuma Street
Adelanto, California 92301

*There are 26 More California Charter Schools Below


California K-12 Charter Schools Offer Before & After School Programs

Most California Charter Schools offer some top-notch before and after school care programs and activities, available to all students.

For California K and Pre-K Charter School Kids, before/after school care could be anything from supervised play time, to more creative arts and activities.

For older Elementary, Middle School and even High Schoolers, before and after school programs and activities run the gamut from challenging and fun performing arts programs, to designing computer games, to athletics and sports activities.

Be sure to ask each charter school EXACTLY what they offer (if anything) for their before and after school care activities, and of course, if there is any $$$ charge to participate.


The Academy of Alameda
Alameda, California

Visit Our The Academy of Alameda Website
510-748-4017
webmaster[AT]aoaschools.org
401 Pacific Avenue
Alameda, California 94501

GRADES TAUGHT:
Middle School

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
The Academy of Alameda empowers students to be conscious contributors to their communities by equipping them with the critical thinking skills, knowledge, mindset, and personal qualities to be successful in high school and college.

*There are 25 More California Charter Schools Below


California Charter Schools Offer New Educational Options for California Students and Families

Fall 2019-20 Update:

California Charter Schools now offer diverse student options such as: flexible student schedules, online classrooms, excellent before and after school activities, special interest concentrations (such as: computers, STEM or performing arts), and comprehensive programs for special needs students, to name just a few.

Many CA Charter Schools might mention some of these student options in their mission statements, but be sure to visit a school's website, or contact them directly for complete information.


Alameda Community Learning Center
Alameda, California

Visit Our Alameda Community Learning Center Website
510-995-4300
1900 Third Street
Alameda, California 94501

GRADES TAUGHT:
6-12

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
The Alameda Community Learning Center is an educational model that empowers all youth to take ownership of their educational experience, to celebrate their diverse community, and to actively participate as members in a democratic society.

*There are 24 More California Charter Schools Below


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Antioch Charter Academy
Antioch, California

Visit Our Antioch Charter Academy Website
925-755-7311
3325 Hacienda Way
Antioch, California 94509

GRADES TAUGHT:
K-8

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
To facilitate educational and personal growth by: Nurturing and supporting a partnership of students, teachers, families, and the community, based upon mutual respect and appreciation.

Building upon the philosophies of multi-age grouping, Montessori, multiple intelligences, and brain compatibility, and Encouraging critical thinking, individual strengths, and diverse learning styles.

*There are 23 More California Charter Schools Below


Alvina Elementary Charter School
Caruthers, California

Visit Our Alvina Elementary Charter School Website
559)864-9411
295 W. Saginaw Avenue
Caruthers, California 93609

GRADES TAUGHT:
Elementary

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
Our goal at Alvina Elementary Charter School, in partnership with our community, is to deepen student knowledge, develop a strong sense of core ethical values, and to provide students with the skills needed to become lifelong learners. We maintain our focus on our students’ academic development, and we strive to help each student grow emotionally, physically, and socially.

*There are 22 More California Charter Schools Below


Feaster (Mae L.) Charter
Chula Vista, California

Visit Our Feaster (Mae L.) Charter Website
619-422-8397
670 Flower Street
Chula Vista, California 91910

GRADES TAUGHT:
1-6

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
At Feaster Charter School, students are at the center of all decision making. We prepare our students to become 21st century learners in a multicultural society by infusing Visual & Performing Arts as well as Science, Technology, Social Studies, Engineering & Mathematics into our daily curriculum and literacy instruction. This integration challenges our students to communicate and think critically, creatively and collaboratively.

By introducing the Arts and Sciences we are fostering leadership and reasoning skills, as well as increasing self-esteem at a young age to make a life changing impact. The students who leave Feaster Charter School will be lifelong learners who are on their way to being college and career ready.​

*There are 21 More California Charter Schools Below


Fresno Academy for Civic Leadership and Entrepreneurial Leadership (ACEL) Fresno
Fresno, California

Visit Our Fresno Academy for Civic Leadership and Entrepreneurial Leadership (ACEL) Fresno Website
(559) 408-7077
office[AT]acelfresno.org
1713 Tulare St
Fresno, California 93721

GRADES TAUGHT:
High School
9-12

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
To develop diverse leaders with the character, knowledge, and skills to achieve their career and educational goals in order to develop healthy, sustainable, and delightful communities.

*There are 20 More California Charter Schools Below


Academy of Careers and Exploration
Helendale, California

Visit Our Academy of Careers and Exploration Website
760-952-1180
13943 Rivers Edge Rd.
Helendale, California 92342

*There are 19 More California Charter Schools Below


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Academia Avance Charter
Highland Park, California

Visit Our Academia Avance Charter Website
323-230-7270
ricardo.mireles[AT]academiaavance.com
115 North Avenue 53
Highland Park, California 90042

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
Academia Avance combines rigorous academic preparation with the development of real-world skills. All of our graduates will have a college career preparation that exceeds all of the University of California class requirements, with emphasis on the development of successful life-long learning habits. This is combined with the application of learned concepts via projects, internships, and multi-cultural experiences. As a small public charter school, Academia Avance offers an excellent tuition-free education in a safe nurturing environment, and is operated and governed with community input.

*There are 18 More California Charter Schools Below


Family First Charter
Lawndale, California

Visit Our Family First Charter Website
310-355-0001
4953 Marine Avenue
Lawndale, California 90260

GRADES TAUGHT:
Adults seeking HS diploma.

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
Family First Charter School provides the disenfranchised and at risk populations the training for academic, vocational, social and emotional skills required for obtaining work skills and successful participation or re-entry to society as effective, participating and productive citizens. By providing programs relevant to the identified needs of disenfranchised individuals, our mission is to break the cycles of recidivism and failure.

*There are 17 More California Charter Schools Below


Academia Semillas del Pueblo
Los Angeles, California

Visit Our Academia Semillas del Pueblo Website
323-225-4549
mferguson[AT]dignidad.org
4736 Huntington Drive
Los Angeles, California 90032

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
Semillas strives to provide a strong foundation for future generations through a powerful education so they become conscious, whole and capable individuals that can guide with ancestral clarity for the coming seven generations. Semillas Community Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability in administration of its admissions or educational policies, other School-administered programs, or in employment. The School complies with the amended Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

*There are 16 More California Charter Schools Below


Accelerated Elementary Charter School
Los Angeles, California

Visit Our Accelerated Elementary Charter School Website
323-846-0686
119 E. 37th St.
Los Angeles, California 90011

GRADES TAUGHT:
Elementary School
K-6

*There are 15 More California Charter Schools Below


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Accelerated Charter High School - Wallis Annenberg HS
Los Angeles, California

323-235-6343
4000 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, California 90037

GRADES TAUGHT:
High School

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
The Accelerated Schools were founded on the belief that every child be treated as gifted, with an emphasis on high expectations for student achievement, a supportive learning environment, and extensive parent involvement. At The Accelerated Schools, all incoming students are accepted by lottery, regardless of academic achievement elsewhere.

*There are 14 More California Charter Schools Below


FAME Public Charter School
Newark, California

Visit Our FAME Public Charter School Website
510-687-9111
39899 Balentine Dr.
Newark, California 94560

GRADES TAUGHT:
K-12

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
The mission of FAME is to enable our diverse population of students to become independent thinkers, lifelong learners, and responsible, contributing members of society. FAME’s educational program includes both an innovative site‐based program with sensitivity to world cultures, and an independent study program focused on personalized learning.    FAME recognizes the cultural diversity and individuality of Alameda County students. Through the delivery of linguistically and culturally appropriate instruction, FAME strives to create an educational community where students from all social, academic and economic backgrounds learn together in a multicultural setting. Using the state standards to guide our educational program, teachers, and parents work together to assure the achievement and progress of each student and that they are building the knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary for them to become self‐motivated, competent, lifelong learners.

*There are 13 More California Charter Schools Below


Achieve Charter School of Paradise
Paradise, California

Visit Our Achieve Charter School of Paradise Website
530-872-4100
771 Elliott Road
Paradise, California 95969

GRADES TAUGHT:
K-8

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
Achieve has a six-part mission: • To increase the performance of Paradise's academically diverse student population; • To develop productive, democratic students; • To enable students to be self-motivated, competent lifelong learners; • To diversify instruction to meet the needs of each unique student; • To provide a safe, small, nurturing environment for learning; and • To provide all students with an exceptional education that will allow them to excel inside and outside the classroom.

*There are 12 More California Charter Schools Below


Academies of the Antelope Valley
Quartz Hill, California

Visit Our Academies of the Antelope Valley Website
661-943-2091
mdutton[AT]avhsd.org
6300 West Avenue L
Quartz Hill, California 93536

GRADES TAUGHT:
High School

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
The mission of the Academies of the Antelope Valley (AAV) is to prepare every student for 21st century college and career expectations by providing a rigorous curriculum relevant to local and global workforce and economic demands through blended virtual and community-based learning opportunities.

*There are 11 More California Charter Schools Below


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Academy of Personalized Learning
Redding, California

Visit Our Academy of Personalized Learning Website
(530) 222-9275
2195 Larkspur Ln
Redding, California 96002

GRADES TAUGHT:
K-12

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
The mission of the Academy of Personalized Learning is to provide a variety of innovative teaching methods and opportunities for teachers, parents, pupils, and community members to improve pupil learning.

*There are 10 More California Charter Schools Below


ACE Charter High School
San Jose, California

Visit Our ACE Charter High School Website
408-251-1362
660 Sinclair Drive
San Jose, California 95116

GRADES TAUGHT:
High School

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
ACE works with families and communities in the highest-need neighborhoods to create and sustain middle and high schools where initially low-performing students grow every day and graduate ready for college and life success.

*There are 9 More California Charter Schools Below


Fammatre Elementary School
San Jose, California

Visit Our Fammatre Elementary School Website
408-377-5480
2800 New Jersey Ave.
San Jose, California 95124

GRADES TAUGHT:
Elementary

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
Cambrian School District, a caring and collaborative community, develops creative and critical thinkers who communicate effectively, value diversity and are ready to excel in a global society.

*There are 8 More California Charter Schools Below


Farnham Charter
San Jose, California

Visit Our Farnham Charter Website
(408) 377-3321
15711 Woodard Road
San Jose, California 95124

GRADES TAUGHT:
Elementary

*There are 7 More California Charter Schools Below


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Adelante Charter School
Santa Barbara, California

Visit Our Adelante Charter School Website
805-966-7392
1102 E. Yanonali Street
Santa Barbara, California 93103

*There are 6 More California Charter Schools Below


Abraxis Charter School
Santa Rosa, California

Visit Our Abraxis Charter School Website
707-568-1480
1207 Cleveland Ave.
Santa Rosa, California 95401

*There are 5 More California Charter Schools Below


Family Partnership Home Study Charter School - Solvang
Solvang, California

Visit Our Family Partnership Home Study Charter School - Solvang Website
(805)686-8700
320 Alisal Rd
Solvang, California 93463

GRADES TAUGHT:
K-12

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
The mission of the Family Partnership Home Study Charter School is to develop and implement a comprehensive framework to enable and support parents from a wide variety of educational levels to educate students in a K-12 home study environment.

The Charter School develops a full partnership with parents, students, faculty, staff, and community based organizations to fulfill this mission. The goal is to develop a “complete” student with academic tools, social skills, self-esteem, and character to succeed in school and life.

*There are 4 More California Charter Schools Below


Accelerated Achievement Academy
Ukiah, California

Visit Our Accelerated Achievement Academy Website
707-463-7085
1031 North State St.
Ukiah, California 95482

GRADES TAUGHT:
High School

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
The mission of Accelerated Achievement Academy is to accelerate student achievement toward a successful future in a safe, challenging, and well-managed charter school.

*There are 3 More California Charter Schools Below


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Charter Alternatives Academy
Visalia, California

Visit Our Charter Alternatives Academy Website
559-730-7491
28050 Road 148
Visalia, California 93292

GRADES TAUGHT:
7-12

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
Charter Alternatives Academy offers a safe and nurturing learning environment that seeks to maximize the skills necessary to contribute to society at large. In a structured setting, our goal is to provide a strong foundation in reading and math and promote a setting for participation in social responsibility.

*There are 2 More California Charter Schools Below


Academia Moderna
Walnut Park, California

Visit Our Academia Moderna Website
323-923-0383
grxr1[AT]netzero.net
2410 Broadway
Walnut Park, California 90255

GRADES TAUGHT:
K-5

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
Academia Moderna’s mission is to provide a world-class education to every student through an inquiry and investigation school model that will prepare students to meet the challenges of a global 21st century.

*There is 1 More California Charter School Below


Academic/Vocational Charter Institute
Watsonville, California

Visit Our Academic/Vocational Charter Institute Website
831-728-6225
bruce_white[AT]pvusd.net
112 Diamond Drive
Watsonville, California 95076

GRADES TAUGHT:
High School

SCHOOL MISSION OR CORE OBJECTIVES/VALUES:
AVCI blends academic and career technical education. The institute places high expectations on students, parents, teachers and administrators. The program and curriculum are based on a belief that students will be provided with a unique opportunity to prepare them to communicate, problem-solve, and perform authentic real-world tasks. Students will become competitive, competent, and highly skilled in order to meet the demanding standards of our time. During these years, in addition to career skills, students will obtain the essential concepts that can easily lead them to a two or four year college program.


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