Manzanita Public Charter School opened in 2008 to serve students in kindergarten through 6th grades. The school offers small class size, extended day, readers/writers/math workshop instructional design, full day kindergarten, GATE, and field trips that encourage learning. The curriculum aligns with California Content Standards and California Common Core State Standards.
Along with core subjects, Manzanita Public Charter School provides extra curricular activities, which include drawing and chorus. At this time, the school does not offer any sports but does offer yearbook and student government.
Parents had mainly great things to say about the school and the teachers, however, recently the principal put down a no recess rule and some noticed lack of discipline becoming a major problem. Students stated they like the school but do with there were more activities and sports.
The Academic Performance Index showed an increase in academic growth from 758 to 806.The statewide goal is 800.
The California Standards Tests is used to learn if students are mastering core subjects. The various tests are given to 2nd through 11th grades in English, grades 2nd through 7th are given tests in math, and science tests are administered to students in grades 5th, 8th, and 10th, while history tests are given to students in 8th and 11th grades. The percentage of students passing the exams was mixed. Examples include 71% of 2nd graders passed the math exam with the state average at 64% and 60% of 6th graders passed the math exam with the average at 55%.
The school is doing a good job preparing students for the remainder of their school years. With the comments of a few parents, it would be a good idea to speak with other parents regarding the rules and discipline at the school before enrolling your child.
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Manzanita Public Charter School
991 Mountain View Blvd.
Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), CA 93437