The mission of each Springs Charter School is to empower students by fostering their innate curiosity, engaging their parents, and promoting optimum learning by collaboratively developing a personalized learning program for each student.

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October 20, 2014

Murrieta Chamber Honors Two Springs Students

The Murrieta Chamber of Commerce has named two students of Springs Charter Schools Student of the Month for September and October 2014.

The Murrieta Chamber of Commerce has named two students of Springs Charter Schools Student of the Month for September and October 2014.

Emma Bermudez has been honored as the September Student of the Month.  She is a senior in Springs Charter Schools’ Real World Academy at the Temecula Student Center.

“She is a wonderful student who leads by example and is an inspiration to her fellow students,” observed Debbie Thurston, a program facilitator with Springs’ Temecula Student Center staff.

Debbie continued, “Emma is a deep thinker who is an avid reader and she is extremely intelligent.  She is a great encourager and friend to others, and she believes that by helping others, she becomes better herself.  She loves people and wants to help others grow.”

After graduation, Emma plans to attend the University of Washington and study speech pathology.

Curtis Hohl has been honored as the October Student of the Month.  He is a senior in a Springs homeschool program.

“I nominated Curtis because he is an all-around great kid!” said Jenna Scherrer, Curtis’ teacher.  “He is smart and driven and academically challenges himself by not only completing a rigorous high school schedule, but by taking community college courses as well.”

She noted that he is an active volunteer, serving in his church and building houses for the needy in Mexico.  She continued, “He is kind and compassionate, and witty and engaging.  I have thoroughly enjoyed working with him over the years.  I’m excited to see where his path takes him!”

Curtis plans to attend California Baptist University and major in software engineering.  He said, “I want to make the world a better place by designing software to help people.”

Of his volunteer activities, Curtis noted, “I have a real heart for the mentally handicapped … Integration and acceptance of the disabled community into regular life is a huge priority of mine.”

 …Emma SOM…………Hohl-9253

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September 19, 2014

Assistant Superintendent Believes Multi-Age Classes Offer Many Benefits

Springs Charter Schools offer 65 multi-age (combination) classes, which serve 1,600 students of all grades and locations. While they can be formed for practical reasons, they are often intentionally created because they fit in well with the Springs’ philosophy of personalized learning for their students, said Deb Essel, Springs’ Assistant Superintendent of Education.

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September 2, 2014

Why Choose a Charter School?

I remember the look in Brianna’s eyes. Her tiny six-year-old frame seemed too young to have the look of defeat. It appeared her former teacher had given up on her. As a first grade teacher at a Los Angeles charter school, I saw many cases like this over the years. The public school shared a campus with our charter school at the time when Brianna’s mother decided to remove her from the public school and enroll her in our charter school. Brianna’s mother wanted something different for her daughter, something that would engage her, something that would inspire her—she wanted her child to enjoy school again.

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July 14, 2014

Springs Welcomes New Director who will Launch Spanish-English Dual Immersion Program in Oceanside

OCEANSIDE, CA, July 9, 2014 – Springs Charter Schools are pleased to welcome Amy Heald as the new Director for their La Fuente Student Center in Oceanside, California. Opening in August, the center will offer Springs’ new Dual Immersion Spanish-English 50/50 Program. It is designed for native English speakers and native Spanish speakers and their parents who want to learn a second language. The program will serve grades Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through 5th grade.

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July 14, 2014

Springs Charter Schools Launches Otay Ranch Academy for the Arts for Grades TK - 8th in Chula Vista

CHULA VISTA, CA, July 15, 2014 – Springs Charter Schools has launched Otay Ranch Academy for the Arts, a program which incorporates art throughout its core curriculum, for grades TK-8th grade on the campus of Mater Dei Catholic High School, 1615 Mater Dei Drive, Chula Vista.  Although not an art school, music, the visual arts and performances will be used as a resource for teaching in all core subject areas.

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July 7, 2014

After School Care Available

We are very pleased to be working with Right at School Enrichment Company to offer after school care at several of our student centers.  You can find the details at and can register your children at  After school care will be available at the following sites:  Corona Student Center, iShine Student Center, La Fuente Student Center, Magnolia Student Center, Murrieta Student Center, Orange County Student Center, Otay Ranch Academy for the Arts, Riverside Student Center and Temecula Student Center.  Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.

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