Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education (SAGE) opened in 2006 to offer families more choices when it comes to their children’s education. The school offers project based learning, global education, home school program, outdoor education, and enrichment trips. The school serves students in kindergarten through 8th grades.
Along with core a variety of the arts programs, which include drama, music, drawing, textile arts, drumming, graphic arts, ceramics, printmaking, painting, and sculpture.
Parents had nothing but positive comments regarding the school. Many expressed just how much the school community is more like a family environment than a brick and mortar school. Teachers are wonderful and staff is very involved in the school as well. The curriculum is challenging with caring teachers. Students enjoy the school and their teachers, Some students did express a bit of disappointment that the school does not offer sports.
The Academic Performance Index declined 1 point to 823. The statewide goal is 800. Parents are quite pleased with the score.
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 45% of 3rd graders passed the English exam with the state average at 48%, 40% of 5th graders passed the math exam with the state average at 65%, and 73% of 7th graders passed the English exam with the state at 62%. Parents are working with teachers to learn how they can help improve the percentage of students passing the exams.
The school is providing a quality education in a safe and nurturing learning environment. To ensure the learning environment is the perfect fit for your family, you should take a tour of school before enrollment.
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Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education (SAGE)
2060 Cameron St.
Ventura, CA 93001