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Three high-performing charter middle schools recognized as 2019 "Schools to Watch"

March 1, 2019

The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) is proud to recognized three charter middle schools named by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and the California Department of Education as a charter "School to Watch." These schools have demonstrated academic rigor, responsiveness to student needs, and equity and inclusion in their practice to produce great results for students so that they can be successful in high school, college, and beyond.

Congratulations to the following 2019 charter "Schools to Watch":


Quail Lake Environmental Charter School - Sanger Unified School District, Fresno County

Quail Lake Environmental Charter School is a K-8 school located north of Sanger and east of Clovis where students participate in innovative, hands-on science-based curriculum to solve real-world problems through science literacy, technology, engineering, and math.

Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger Unified School District, Fresno County

Sanger Academy Charter School is an award-winning charter school based in Sanger. The school has created an incredible public school community where parents, teachers, and the community work together to provide rich, hands-on experimental learning grounded in visual and performing arts.


Santiago Charter Middle School, Orange Unified School District, Orange County

Santiago Charter Middle School is Orange County's first charter school and has been in operation for 23 years. The school boasts diverse electives and core curriculum designed to help students develop the 21st century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity needed to succeed in school, college, career and life.

To learn more about the 2019 "Schools to Watch," visit here .