About This School
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 Nevada City Home Study 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.
Nevada City Home Study Charter School had an API growth score of 891 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Nevada City Home Study Charter School's 2012 base score was 879 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Nevada City Home Study Charter School had 23 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Nevada City Home Study Charter School Reviews
We left after just one year seeking better academics elsewhere . . . . . . that pretty much says it all.
We went to another school after only 1 year, I think that says it all.
The greatest quality of homeschooling is that the parent can choose which of many teaching styles and social situations is most correct for their child. Apparently, this was not the right place fot the parent in the previous review. Unlike that parent, we have had positive experiences at this school. They supply the curriculum, give the parent the freedom to add to this curriculum and modify it when needed, and offer classes that would be difficult to provide in the home setting. We have certainly had a learning curve in the process, as has the school, but our overall experience is to recommend it to others.
Consider another (any other) school - you have lots of options in Nevada City. We left after bullying this spring and the shcool would not respond. The local Waldorf School has been great for us. The education is great without being too strict in math/etc, our kids really responded. And the staff is really engaged, lots of 1-on-1 attention! We love it for both our kids (grades 2 and 5). We have friends at two other local/independent charter shools that are happy as well.