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Chrysalis Charter

Chrysalis Charter is a coeducational public charter school for students in grades Kindergarten through 8.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Rural

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Overview

Overview

Chrysalis Charter says

Chrysalis is a public charter school that is free and non-discriminatory. We focus on science and nature within a kind, supportive community of staff and families.

Curriculum

At Chrysalis, we believe in sparking creativity, helping students make connections, and cultivating a true understanding of the academic material. Learning at Chrysalis is student centered and grounded in direct experience with the real world. Classes are small so that we can be responsive to teachable moments and delve deeper into the material. Students are placed in core subject classes by ability level so that students experience understanding rather than boredom or failure.

Nowhere is our interactive approach more visible than in our science program. Instead of saying, “I don’t know” or “Here’s the answer to memorize,” we encourage students to ask, “How can I figure it out?” and give them the tools they need to do so. Field study is a central part of our science curriculum. Every week you will find students out in nature exploring Palo Cedro, Turtle Bay, the Sacramento River, Clear Creek, and other beautiful locations. We believe that the outdoors is the perfect subject for developing sensitivity and fluency in thinking about complex subjects.

Mission Statement

Encouraging the light within each student to shine brighter!

Finance

Finance

Public charter schools are supported through lower levels of direct, public funding, as well as though private subsidies. As with district public schools, they do not charge tuition to students who attend them.

Academics

Academics

Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP was Met Overall for the year 2012.

AYP for Math was Met for the year 2012.

AYP for Reading was Met for the year 2012.

AYP is a measurement defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests.

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 198
Student Teacher Ratio 13 : 1
Dress Code Casual
Administrator   Irene Salter

Extracurriculars

We offer weekly electives in foreign language, dance, art, music, engineering, science, animation, jiujitsu and more. We offer after school sports for all grades. As part of our science and nature focus, the whole school goes camping twice a year.
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