It’s no secret that the City of San Marcos is home to amazing schools – from preschool to higher education. There’s a wide variety of options and, as you consider which path is best for your child, a question you might ask yourself is whether to choose a public, private or charter school. Conveniently, we have all of these options available right here in San Marcos – one of which is Bayshore Preparatory Charter School – accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
What is a Charter School?
A charter school is an independently run public school that has more flexibility when it comes to operational procedures. In return, a charter school has the responsibility of maintaining performance levels in order to be sustainable. The “charter” established for an individual school is a performance contract, a detailed plan, which outlines the school’s mission, programs, goals and techniques for measuring student performance, financial management and administrative stability. Students residing in San Diego County or any adjacent county may attend Bayshore Preparatory Charter School.
Bayshore Preparatory Charter School has been serving students, grades K-12, since 2005. Their charter is approved by the San Marcos Unified School District, naming them an Independent Charter School and, over the years, this tuition-free K-12 public school has offered student-focused on-site and at-home flexibility in a culture where both parents and students have a voice. Families love their college-prep curriculum, parent and community involvement and flexible learning environment.
Bayshore offers on-site and independent options for students. Five days a week programs include K-2nd grade classroom setting and 6th-11th grade “Blended Learning” classroom setting. Independent study options include K-8th grade home school program, and 9th-12th graders block option learning program.
Besides flexible scheduling, the school offers some unique elective courses. Students at Bayshore have the opportunity to choose from a variety of elective classes such as Introduction to Programming, Photography, Art, Mythology, Creative Writing, Poetry and Reflections of the Holocaust. Drama and Theater may also be added to the elective list next spring.
Whether through independent study, on-site classes or homeschooling, each of the programs offered at Bayshore Preparatory Charter School is designed with individualized education and personalized learning in mind. All courses are taught by highly-qualified and credentialed teachers, educating students within small-sized classroom settings.
How do the Classes Work?
K-2nd graders attend school four days per week, with Friday as an optional on-site or homeschool day. Fridays will also be the primary day for field trips and projects.
6th-11th grade Blended Learning students attend classes on-site daily and may also attend elective courses on-site outside of their regular school hours. These students meet daily for core classes with credentialed teachers for English, Math, Social Studies and Science. Blended learning students work on six subjects over the course of a semester, earning 30 credits each semester. Blended Learning students may also attend field trips.
9th-12th grade Independent Study students are required to meet with their teacher a minimum of once each week and are able to complete the majority of their schoolwork from home. Independent Study students may also work on campus, if they choose. These students work on two subjects at one time, with a goal of completing one credit per week, per subject. At the end of five weeks, two new subjects are added, resulting in 30 credit completions, total, per semester. Independent Study students may attend on-site elective classes and attend field trips.
What’s new this fall at Bayshore?
Kindergarten, First and Second grades on-site program. This new program will tailor education to individual students’ needs using technology integration, whole and small group instruction, and learning rotations using scaffolding across grade levels. The “Blended Learning” program expanded to add 11th grade this fall and newly added High School “Seminar” courses, designed specifically for each high school grade, will assist the students with study, college and career skills and will guide them through each year.
Why choose Bayshore ?
Flexibility, student-centered learning and small class size are just a few reasons many families choose Bayshore. Each of their unique programs offers individualized education with a student-centered learning environment.
Bayshore students have the opportunity to accelerate their learning process and are given the flexibility to enroll in a dual credit, tuition-free, program with Palomar College.
Students enrolled at BayshorePreparatory Charter School learn to be responsible for their education and become self-advocates for their own career paths.
For additional information, contact Bayshore Preparatory Charter School at (760) 471-0847, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bayshoreprep.org. Enrollment is open for the 2014-2015 school year.
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Open House, September 18, 5:30PM
Bayshore Preparatory Charter School is hosting an Open House on September 18 from 5:30 to 6:30PM. It’s the perfect opportunity for new and prospective families to meet teachers and learn about their programs and curriculum.
Bayshore Prep is located at 1175 Linda Vista Drive, San Marcos, CA 92078, (760) 471-0847