Year in Review: California Charter Public Schools

June 8, 2018

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In the 2017-18 academic year, California Charter public schools achieved incredible academic success throughout the state on behalf of their students. From dominating U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of the best public high schools in California, to over 20 charter public schools receiving awards and accolades from the California Department of Education, to the induction of Camino Nuevo Charter Academy and its CEO Ana Ponce into the 2018 National Charter Schools Hall of Fame, California's charter public schools have demonstrated they are meeting the needs of students and helping them achieve academic success.

View a roundup of achievements by California charter public schools, below.

New Report: Majority of California's Top 10 High Schools are Charter Public Schools
California charter public schools dominated U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of the best public high schools in California, demonstrating that California's charter public schools are meeting the needs of students and helping them achieve academic success.

California Charter Management Organizations Honored in 2018 U. S. News & World Report Best High School Listing
Two California-based Charter Management Organizations (CMOs), Alliance College-Ready Public Schools and Green Dot Public Schools, have numerous high schools ranked and awarded medals by U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools 2018 report. This national recognition demonstrates that replicating successful charter public schools through a central operations organization is an effective way to provide more high-quality, accountable charter public schools to communities across California.

21 California Charter Public Elementary Schools Named a 2018 California Distinguished School
21 California charter public elementary schools were named a 2018 California Distinguished School. These charter public elementary schools are incredible examples of excellence in teaching, academic success, collaboration, and supportive school climates.

State Superintendent Announces Major Recognition of Top California Model Public School In Los Angeles
State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI), Tom Torlakson, announced Multicultural Learning Center (MLC) Independent Charter School has been recognized as the only Los Angeles County public school to qualify for the prestigious distinction of being named a California Model Program and recipient of the state's 2018 Education for a Global Economy Award.

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy and its CEO Ana Ponce to be Inducted Into 2018 National Charter Schools Hall of Fame
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy and its CEO Ana Ponce will be inducted into the 2018 National Charter Schools Hall of Fame by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

Two Los Angeles Schools Recognized by California Superintendent of Public Instruction
Multicultural Learning Center (MLC) and CHIME Institute have received recognition from the California Department of Education's (CDE) Superintendent of Public Instruction's (SPI) office for their outstanding special education programs.