Thirty-Two Charter Schools Named California Distinguished Schools

April 16, 2013

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Schools earning California Distinguished School recognition are chosen because of their strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievement. "California charter schools are known for innovative approaches that enable each child to achieve academic success," remarked Jed Wallace, President and Chief Executive Officer of the California Charter Schools Association. "As public schools, charter schools are committed to sharing best practices for the benefit of every student in California.

"These schools have gone the extra mile to provide high-quality instruction that puts their students on the right path toward career and college," State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. "Given the enormous challenges schools have faced in recent years, it is inspiring to see this kind of success in so many schools. Our future depends on meeting the needs of every student no matter where they come from or where they live."

According to the California Department of Education news release, "The 2013 California Distinguished Schools Program directly focuses on the right of California's students to an equitable and rigorous education, and recognizes those schools that have made progress in narrowing the academic achievement gap."

The 2013 Distinguished Schools will be recognized in regional ceremonies in May. Plagues and flags will be proudly displayed at each school site.

  • Accelerated Achievement Academy
  • Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High
  • Classical Academy High
  • Community Charter Early College High
  • Community Charter Middle
  • Da Vinci Charter Academy
  • Discovery Charter
  • EJE Middle Academy
  • El Rancho Charter
  • Elise P. Buckingham Charter Magnet High
  • Grove
  • Guajome Park Academy Charter
  • Hallmark Charter
  • Health Sciences High
  • KIPP Academy of Opportunity
  • KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy
  • KIPP San Jose Collegiate
  • Lakeview Charter High
  • Lemoore University Elementary Charter
  • Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts
  • Natomas Charter
  • New Technology High
  • New West Charter
  • Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts
  • Oakland Charter High
  • Orange County School of the Arts
  • Renaissance Arts Academy
  • School for Integrated Academics and Technologies
  • Twin Hills Charter Middle
  • University Preparatory
  • Western Center Academy
  • Wilder's Preparatory Academy Charter

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