News & Announcement

Charter News • March 27, 2020

A huge thank you and commendations to all of the fabulous Charter staff and wonderful families for shifting into this crazy Coronavirus world with such grace and collaborative ideas.  It was the quickest change in systems and teaching as we know it in all the years I have been working in education.  

I am so impressed by the way our staff has rallied together and maintained their personalized communication and teaching with all of their families from day one of our Distance Learning. 

I know, without a shadow of a doubt that ...
Read More »

School Closure update

As you know through our Superintendent emails, all schools in Santa Cruz County will be closed all next week, March 16-20.  Under this tough situation, the Charter teachers and students are doing an amazing job of staying positive and planning for the best in uncharted territory this virus has thrown us in. Expect to receive more...
Read More »

Nature Academy Information Night ONLINE NOW

Due to school closures our Nature Academy Information Night is online.
Learn about our 6–8th-grade charter program based on the ideal of the Scholar Adventurer! We are accepting applications NOW.

Thank you for your patience as we quickly transitioned to supporting our students and families through Distance Learning.
It has been quite the learning curve for everyone! We hope to see you in our program next year
Read More »

Charter News • February 29, 2020

Your student should have brought home an ‘Intent to Return’ form sometime at the end of last week. This form holds your spot for next year. Receiving a form back from everyone helps us to determine our staffing as well as our course offerings at some of our programs.

We ask
Read More »

Charter News  • February 8, 2020

At our last Professional Development day on January 31, the afternoon’s session was on Trauma-informed practices in the classroom. This included discussing Brain basics and the neuro-sequential model of instruction that helps to ensure that students can stay motivated and self-regulated in the lesson and activities.  The staff also learned, (or re-learned) the importance of making sure that they are conscious of the self-care they need throughout the week to keep themselves at their optimum ability level.  • What can adults do to help create a feeling of safety for children? • What do you do....

Please read on to learn more about...
Read More »

Charter News  • January 24, 2020

Congratulations to the Cast and Support Crew of our All Charter play, “Get Your Kicks on Route Yellow Bricks!” And a huge shout out to our teacher and director/choreographer extraordinaire Amber Walker. There were 65 students in the production with ages spanning 5-16, and representation from all of the SLV Charter programs.  What a fabulous presentation!
Read More »

Charter News  • January 13, 2019

Welcome back after a refreshing Winter break, and Welcome to the start of a new decade. 

Every January each of us gets to decide if we are going to use the step into a New Year as an opportunity to take some time to think about what we want to focus on in the coming year.  We can stop and take stock on the type of person we want to be, on the goals we want to achieve, on relationships, fun plans, as well as on what we want to let go of. Sometimes ....
Read More »

Charter News  • December 22, 2019

I trust that everyone is already more relaxed and enjoying favorite family holiday activities and/or vacations.

The past weeks before the Winter Break included...
Many programs also have presentations and individualized projects due soon after their return so don’t forget to check in with your students to see what they need to have ready upon their return to class. ....

Remember that school resumes on January 6th.
Read More »

Charter News  • December 6, 2019

There was definitely a stronger sense of classroom cohesion in every classroom I visited, and plenty of caring language between each other. The students' active and respectful listening is getting better, thus the classroom discussions are getting deeper and more thought-provoking. Quite nice.




And speaking of nice, our annual Winter Craft Fair once again was a fabulous occasion. This is a voluntary event, with...
Read More »
RSS Feed