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81Horizon Charter School
Horizon Charter Schools serve approximately 2,900 students in Placer, Nevada, El Dorado, Sacramento, Yuba, & Sutter Counties. Horizon Charter Schools are public schools and charge no tuitions or fees. Our personalized learning approach targets students' interests, abilities and aptitudes. From Kindergarten to 12th grade, Horizon provides each student with comprehensive quality learning choices and educational pathways.

Parents and students partner with highly qualified credentialed teachers in home-based/independent study programs. Additional hybrid options include Partnerships for Student-Centered Learning's Lincoln Montessori Community Cooperative, Accelerated Learning Academy in Roseville, Sacramento Leadership Collaborative, Sacramento Academy of Enterprising Youth, and the Roseville Academy of Math, Science and Engineering.

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82.  Gage Park High School
Gage Park High School will meet the needs of our students by developing the necessary skills to be successful in both college and the world of work. Gage Park High School will provide access for all students to rigorous academic courses and provide teachers with high-quality sustained professional development to improve instructional capacity.

As members of the Gage Park High School community, we will aspire to excellence and reject “making peace with mediocrity”* for all students, including students with disabilities and English language learners.

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83.  Connecting Waters Charter School

The mission of CWCS is to  empower a community of parents, students, and teachers to create learning opportunities which will develop accountable, responsible, and contributing members of society who are independent, life-long learners. All parents, staff members, and community members, regardless of position, have an important contribution to make towards improving a student’s education.
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84Hickman Charter School
Hickman Charter School is a "university model" which blends the best of study at home with on-site classes and online programs. In 1994 HCS was created in response to parents who were looking for high quality individualized options for their children and teachers who recognized that the traditional system does not meet the needs of all children. At HCS students are instructed by their parents at home with the support of an education coordinator and the many resources of the Charter School.
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85.  Sierra Charter School

A community is more than just houses, buildings and streets - it's people who live, work and contribute to making life better. Your child's education affects the future of this community.

Sierra Charter School is dedicated to producing responsible, critical thinkers and lifleong learners with free public education that provides one-on-one attention with credentialed teachers and tutors.

Sierra Charter School offers your child tutoring in math and reading along with homework support.

Here, you'll learn about our school and about why a charter school may be the best educational solution for you and your family. If you're already a part of the Sierra family, you'll find information on current and upcoming events which are intended to enrich your child's educational experience.
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86.  Mountain Oaks School
Mountain Oaks will provide students with the necessary tools and skills needed to develop superior levels of achievement. We will strive for academic, social and physical excellence by providing a quality and challenging curriculum. We will promote positive moral and social values, foster an atmosphere of self-discipline in a safe learning environment, and maximize individual productivity to meet the needs of a changing global society. School’s students will be able to maximize their potential for successfully ascertaining their goals with confidence and intrinsic motivation, thereby enabling each student to become a lifelong learner and strong functional contributor to their local community as well as their global community.
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87.  Visions in Education
Visions In Education is a tuition-free public charter school that provides you maximum flexibility in your education. We provide you with a one-on-one relationship with a teacher who cares about you and your success, and tools to succeed like cutting edge technology, curriculum that meets state standards, and a wide variety of other educational and enrichment resources.
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88.  C.O.R.E
Charter School
CORE is a public Personalized Learning charter school, supporting families who home-school their children. A personalized educational program is designed for each student. There is no cost to attend our school.Families are assigned to a credentialed teacher who provides constant direction for the parent/student/teacher team. This credentialed teacher assists the parent in the selection of curriculum from a vast array of state standards aligned texts, appropriate for each child's level in each subject area, and then guides the parent throughout the year. Parents take the role of the primary educator of their own child. It is a challenging, exciting, rewarding task.
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89.  Paradise United School District

The mission of Paradise Unified School District, as the educational leader of the community, is to graduate knowledgeable, productive, responsible citizens who are motivated to continue learning and are able to function successfully, with integrity, in a complex, changing world.

Paradise Unified School District takes that mission seriously; we are continually analyzing student evaluations and standardized test results to determine which classroom interventions and approaches are most effective in helping our students to learn.
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90.  South Sutter Charter School
South Sutter Charter School (SSCS) is a WASC accredited charter school managed byInnovative Education Management (IEM). The school is part of the IEM family of parent choice charter schools that thousands of families have chosen for their children in grades K through 12 since 1993. IEM-managed charter schools have graduated over 13,000 students. SSCS was approved as an independent study charter by the California Department of Education in 2005.

The school serves students in Sutter, Butte, Colusa, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

Parent’s work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by choosing home-based or community based instruction, select individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, providing materials, resources and supportive instruction, promoting real-life context-based learning. Our Educational Specialist are highly trained, No Child Left Behind certified credentialed professionals available to you as needed in home based and independent study learning environments.
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91.  Kit Carson Unified School
Kit Carson Unified School will provide students with the necessary tools and skills needed to develop superior levels of achievement. We will strive for academic, social and physical excellence by providing a quality and challenging curriculum. We will promote positive moral and social values, foster an atmosphere of self-discipline in a safe learning environment, and maximize individual productivity to meet the needs of a changing global society. School’s students will be able to maximize their potential for successfully ascertaining their goals with confidence and intrinsic motivation, thereby enabling each student to become a lifelong learner and strong functional contributor to their local community as well as their global community.
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92.  Coastal Grove Charter School

Founded in 1863 as a single room housed in a local grammar school, Coastal Grove Charter School underwent several reincarnations before finally relocating into its current building in 1914. In 1938, 1965, & 1972, the building underwent significant reconstruction, as evidenced in the infrastructure of the building today. In 1976, Coastal Grove Charter School became a magnet school and a Career Academy. Since 1996, the school has been known as Hyde Park Academy with its focus on college readiness and career preparation. In 2001, Coastal Grove Charter School became an authorized International Baccalaureate World School, offering the world's most rigorous college preparatory curriculum through its Middle Years (as of 2004) and Diploma programs. The IB class of 2005 boasted our first 2 full diplomas, as well as 84 individual subject certificate awards. Subsequent IB graduating classes have garnered more than 300 individual subject certificate awards.
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93.  Mattole Valley Charter School
Mattole Valley Charter School believes in honoring individual education choices; therefore, it is committed to providing an innovative public education environment for students, their parents, and teachers by empowering them to collaboratively create learning opportunities which will develop responsible and contributing members of society. MVCS believes in giving students, parents, and teachers the freedom to make responsible and effective decisions and implement educational plans, by providing them with multiple tools, resources and programs.
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94.  Mountain Peak Charter School
Our mission is to foster the innate curiosity of our students, empower their parents and promote optimum learning by developing a personalized learning program for each student. We work to provide a rigorous, well-rounded, and relevant education for our students.

Our programs provide abundant enrichment and we are dedicated to fostering the innate curiosity of each student. Our classroom is the community; a community of parents who are empowered and children who have a choice.

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95.  Elysian Charter School
charter school is a public school operated under a charter granted by the State Commissioner of Education. The school is operated independent of the municipality’s “District” Board of Education, and has its own Board of Trustees who are responsible for the operation of the school.As a public school, Elysian Charter does not charge tuition. Our school is open to all children on a space-available basis, with admission preference being given to siblings and then to students who reside in Hoboken.

Admission to a charter school is strictly regulated by the State, and in the case of Elysian Charter School, it is decided by a public lottery held yearly, usually in January. All classroom teachers and professional support staff hold the appropriate NJ State Certifications. Students in charter schools are required to participate in all Statewide Achievement Testing programs.

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96.  Camden’s Charter School
The Camden’s Charter School Network was founded to provide an educational opportunity for Camden’s youth in a city where violence and educational dropout are routine daily occurrences. In 1998 Camden’s Promise first opened its doors for the children of Camden for the middle school level child. Since that time Camden’s Academy has graduated five classes of seniors with a 90% college admissions rate. These graduates of Camden Academy have successfully gone on to colleges and universities throughout the country. The newest school, Camden’s Pride Elementary, opened its doors in 2008.
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97 North Star Charter Academy

North Star will provide students with the necessary tools and skills needed to develop superior levels of achievement. We will strive for academic, social and physical excellence by providing a quality and challenging curriculum. We will promote positive moral and social values, foster an atmosphere of self-discipline in a safe learning environment, and maximize individual productivity to meet the needs of a changing global society. School’s students will be able to maximize their potential for successfully ascertaining their goals with confidence and intrinsic motivation, thereby enabling each student to become a lifelong learner and strong functional contributor to their local community as well as their global community.
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98.  Robert Treat Academy Charter School

The aim of Robert Treat Academy Charter School is to graduate responsible and productive citizens with strong critical thinking and academic skills by providing a rigorous, dynamic, comprehensive curriculum delivered in partnership with the community, family and a competent, qualified staff in a safe and caring environment.

Our teachers and staff work hard to provide the best educational experience for our students. Parent partnership is a high priority and is essential for student success. Robert Treat Academy Charter School has a rich tradition of outstanding student achievement and we provide a sound, standards-based education, while promoting high moral character of all students.
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99.  Paterson Charter School
Unlike traditional public schools that try to meet the needs of all students, charter schools are designed with specific educational missions. They conduct classes in small numbers (the average enrollment being under 200 per school) and operate on lower per pupils costs, receiving twenty percent less taxpayer money based on recent report from the Center for Educational Reform.

The Paterson Charter School for Science & Technology was conceived and developed by a group of Paterson parents and professional educators. The School’s founders believe that a community composed of learners of all ages fosters a spirit of collaboration that is necessary part of a successful educational experience.
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100.  Union County TEAMS Charter School
Architecture, Mathematics, Science Charter School

The Union County TEAMS Charter School for Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics and Science is a small learning community where all students achieve high academic standards by using the built environment as a learning laboratory. Students will gain the tools and confidence necessary for successful high school experiences, post-secondary education, and the world of work; will interact with professionals in the construction community, and will manifest by their experiential learning, We Are Community Builders.
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