Three Rivers Charter opened in 2001 to provide students in 1st through 12th grades with an alternative to traditional school settings. The school offers a variety of instructional and curriculum models to ensure that each student will learn using the model that best fits their needs. The models used include college prep, direct instruction, independent study, individually guided instruction, multi-aged, project based, standards based, and teacher run. The school focuses on service learning and humanities. Computer programming is available via vocational training.
Along with core subjects, the school offers extra curricular activities, sports and student clubs. The extra curricular activities include painting, drawing, textile design, photography, band, music, choir, jazz band, instrumental music lessons, performing arts, dance, creative writing, and media arts. The student clubs available include 4-H, robotics, dance, and yearbook. The only sport available at this time is Ultimate Frisbee. Students stated they would like to see other sports offered such as cheerleading, baseball, and soccer.
The majority of parents are very pleased that the school offers a variety of curriculum and instructional models. Many stated that since they have placed their child in the school that they are doing much better. Some even expressed that their attitudes toward attending school has improved. Students really like the teachers and all the opportunities the school offers.
The Academic Performance Index is 750. The statewide goal is 800. Parents are not worried as the school is working toward the goal.
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 not available at this time.
The school is providing students with a safe and nurturing learning environment. It would be a good idea to take a tour to learn more about the learning environment prior to enrolling your child.
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Three Rivers Charter
22850 North Hwy. One
Fort Bragg, CA 95437-9533