California Charter Schools Receive National and Statewide Recognition for Outstanding Performance

May 6, 2016

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Charter public schools in California have received a wide range of awards and recognition demonstrating the high quality education they offer to students. The honors include:

U.S. News & World Report announced the 2016 Best High Schools Rankings with 5% of the nation's top 100 high schools being charter schools located in California and a total of 34 charter schools on the list. Read more.

Granada Hills Charter High School captured its fifth United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) title - in six years - on April 30, 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska. Granada Hills Charter scored 54,195.1 out of a possible 60,000. This award marks the end of the 2015-16 academic decathlon season in which Granada Hills Charter won all levels of competition including the city, state and national titles. Read more.

The Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) announced on February 24 that the 2016 Gazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning (GOAL) award honoree is Camino Nuevo Charter Academy's Kayne Siart school, a K-8 charter school located in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. Read more.

Two charter schools: Bullis Charter School, Los Altos and National University Academy, Kearney Mesa Campus, were chosen as 2015-16 Exemplars of 21st Century Learning by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. Read more.

The United States Commerce Department awarded The Charter School of San Diego, the flagship school in the Altus Network, with the highly prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Read more.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson honored 780 elementary schools under the Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program on April 13. Thirty-one charter schools received the award. Read the press release.

Listed in alphabetical order by school name and county.

  • Charter Montessori Blue Oak, El Dorado
  • Dailey Elementary Charter School, Fresno
  • Kingsburg Charter Extension - Central Valley Home School, Fresno
  • Quail Lake Environmental Charter School, Fresno
  • Ronald W. Reagan Elementary School, Fresno
  • Sanger Academy Charter School, Fresno
  • Bright Star - Valor Academy Charter High School, Los Angeles
  • Camino Nuevo Charter Academy #2, Los Angeles
  • Castlebay Lane Charter Elementary School, Los Angeles
  • Enadia Technology Enriched Charter School, Los Angeles
  • Encino Charter Elementary School, Los Angeles
  • Equitas Academy Charter School, Los Angeles
  • Gabriella Charter School, Los Angeles
  • Goethe International Charter School, Los Angeles
  • Haynes Charter for Enriched Studies, Los Angeles
  • Justice Street Academy Charter School, Los Angeles
  • Lockhurst Drive Charter Elementary School, Los Angeles
  • PUC Milagro Charter School, Los Angeles
  • Serrania Charter for Enriched Studies, Los Angeles
  • San Jose Charter Academy, Los Angeles
  • Grass Valley Charter School, Nevada
  • Rocklin Academy, Rocklin
  • Washington Charter School, Riverside
  • Cielo Vista Charter School, Riverside
  • Feaster Charter, San Diego
  • Acacia Elementary School, San Joaquin
  • Manzanita Public Charter School, Santa Barbara
  • Bullis Charter School, Santa Clara
  • Cottonwood Creek Charter School, Shasta
  • Fairmont Charter Elementary School, Solano
  • Sycamore Valley Academy, Tulare