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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September 19, 2014

Assistant Superintendent Believes Multi-Age Classes Offer Many Benefits

Springs Charter Schools offers 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 its 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 is pleased to welcome Amy Heald as its new Director for its La Fuente Student Center in Oceanside, California.  Opening in August, the center will offer Springs’ new Dual Immersion Spanish English 50/50 Program beginning in August.  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.

June 9, 2014

Venture Online Academy Opens for Students in Grades K-12

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We are pleased to announce that Springs Charter Schools is opening their first online academy and is now accepting applications for enrollment.  The program director, Andrea Leib, states “The goal at Venture Online Academy is to make it possible for students to achieve success while pursuing their dreams. I believe that learning should be an individualized, positive experience that opens doors for future success.” Venture Online Academy is available to students as far north and Inyo and Kern Counties and as far south as San Diego and Imperial Counties. Venture is fully WASC accredited with an interactive online curriculum. And a Chromebook is included at no cost for each Venture student!  Please contact Parent Support at 877-438-4451 with your questions.

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February 10, 2014


Dear Parents, It is my great pleasure to welcome you to our brand-new, all-encompassing “Springs Charter Schools” website.  Over the past 14 years, our school has changed names several times and has added many programs and student center locations.  However, one thing has remained constant – a mission and vision centered around parent choice and […]

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