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Learning for Life Charter School

Preschool | Grades 6-12 | Monterey Peninsula Unified
330 Reservation Rd
Marina, CA 93933
(831) 582-9820

About This School

Learning for Life Charter School is located in Marina, CA and is one of 25 schools in Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. It is a charter school that serves 121 students in grades 6-12.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Learning for Life Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Learning for Life Charter School had an API growth score of 595 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Learning for Life Charter School's 2012 base score was 587, however the school did not meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Learning for Life Charter School had 23 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

57% 43%

District Spending (2010)

per student
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All Grades Algebra I Performance

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Learning for Life Charter School Reviews

By a Parent on

My son started at Learning for Life School in the middle of 7th grade at a public school- after years of "failure" and "underachieving" in the traditional school setting. He was first tested to qualify for the school--he needed to meet the minimum 6th grade reading comprehension and math--he tested well into 9th grade level. He is loving his on line homeschool and is flying through his program on his own schedule and pace. He and I meet one day a week with his teacher to go over his weekly progress. I really like that I now know what and how he is doing at all times. He is progressing much faster than the traditional school setting allowed him and he really loves school for the first time.  He was just promoted to 8th grade (in the middle of the school year) and is finally feeling what it is like to be a successful and achieving student.  Some kids need an alternative way to succeed in school and this school provides that.

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