San Diego Cooperative Charter school is a tuition free charter school
that accepts children from anywhere in San Diego County. We are governed
by a volunteer Board of Directors, that works in conjunction with the
Parent Staff Association, to set school policy.
SDCCS is distinctive for its small
class size, the growing diversity of faculty and students, the high
quality of its teachers, a caring and nurturing environment, and the
strength of its curriculum. The school’s goal for each student is always
the same: to provide significant experiences that will begin a lifelong
process of discovery leading to a richly rewarding and happy life.
Our principal, heads a staff of 18
Classroom Teachers, 5 specialists and the supervisor of the Extended Day
Program. To learn more about their teaching styles, visit their
Classroom Pages or our web page on Curriculum. Also, our 6th - 8th Grade
Middle School is worth visiting!
SDCCS was started by a group of
parents and educators from a variety of professions and backgrounds, who
came together through a parent cooperative preschool. The experience of
being a significant part of our children's education led us to feel
that a school that emphasized parent involvement and respect for each
child's learning style was an appropriate option for all children. After
three years of hard work, we opened on September 3, 2002.
We receive funding through the State
of California based on how many children we serve (called Average Daily
Attendance or ADA). We are part of the California Charter School
Association. We must comply with the State of California curriculum
standards, but we are given leeway in how we teach those standards. We
also participate in the California Standardized Testing and Reporting
program (STAR). We are part of the San Diego Unified School district