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About Us

The Elk Grove Charter School is committed to creating individualized educational opportunities for students by combining classroom instruction, independent study instruction, and community and workplace educational experiences. This educational approach is for students who seek an alternative to the traditional classroom-only instructional approach. It is also an alternative to the Elk Grove Unified School District's comprehensive and continuation high school programs.
Our district's mission is to provide a learning community that challenges all students to realize their greatest potential.
Elk Grove Charter School supports the district's mission and bold goals through the Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs). These expectations state students will become:
  • Academic Achievers
  • Self-Directed Learners
  • Effective Communicators
  • Productive Workers
  • Responsible Citizens
Our success in implementing our district's mission can be evidenced through our educational model's strengths, which include:
  • An individualized learning plan developed for each student
  • English, math and science workshops for 9th and 10th grade students
  • A flexible independent study format that allows students to pursue their assignments creatively and independently
  • Supplemental classes and open labs designed to enhance learning
Parental support and involvement continue to be important aspects of success at Elk Grove Charter School. Parent support and involvement is facilitated through governance meetings. These meetings assist Elk Grove Charter School in making critical decisions about instructional goals and the scope of our program.
Students at Elk Grove Charter School follow the Elk Grove Unified School District requirements to earn either a Comprehensive High School Diploma or a Continuation Diploma. Therefore, in order to best meet the needs of our students, Elk Grove Charter School provides curricular instruction in both a traditional direct-instruction format and in an independent study environment. Specifically, our 7th through 10th grade students complete their core curriculum (i.e. English, Math and Science) in the traditional classroom setting.
All other curriculum is delivered via the independent study model of instruction. 11th and 12th grade students function completely as independent study students. However, we do offer support workshops to students in subjects that have proven to be historically difficult to self teach.
We thank you for your interest in our program and look forward to being a part of your student's educational experience!
Educational Programs Offered

Educational Programs Offered

Middle School Education

EGCS offers a middle school program for 7th- and 8th grade students. These students complete their core curriculum (English, math, science, and history/social science) through direct-instruction workshops that meet Monday-Friday for a three-hour block of time. The remainder of the middle school curriculum is completed through ISP. Middle school ISP courses are facilitated through each student's weekly Advisory period core workshop. These courses include, but are not limited to PE, career exploration, digital citizenship, and Advocacy. In addition, middle school students will complete an elective wheel of courses assigned through advocacy and completed independently. All middle school student will meet one-on one once a year with an administrator to discuss goals and academic progress, as well as answer any question a student may have about the program and their future endeavors.

High School Education (9th & 10th Grades)

Students in grades nine and ten are required to attend direct-instruction core workshops in English, math, science, and history/social science. These workshops meet Monday-Friday, for three hours and two classes per day. EGCS offers a morning and afternoon block of workshops that rotate on a 10 A/B block calendar. Generally, 9th grade students attend in the morning and 10th grade students in the afternoon, this schedule is subject to change based on enrollment and yearly program development. In addition to the workshops, 9th  and 10th  grade students may be required to attend other direct-instruction workshops as assigned by the ISP teacher or advisory teacher. Additional courses will be assigned during the 1st week of school. 

High School Education (11th & 12th Grades)

Enrollment for students in grades 11 and 12 is predominantly in independent study courses. Because of EGCS’s small facility and alternative scheduling, 11th and 12th grade workshops meet at non-standard days and times. Additionally, with the school’s schedule for these workshops is non standard, transportation must not be a factor and all students and parents/guardians agree to attend workshops and academic activities as assigned by the school.