Integrated Thematics and Highly-Effective Teaching,
Our Educational Program and Philosophy
In order to meet the diverse needs of our community as well as the families who have chosen to join our school it was critical that we adopt a flexible philosophy that supports education of the “whole child” while still striving to meet high academic standards. Our focus is on utilizing practices generated from current research in education, psychology, and human development. While we are not limiting ourselves to a specific model we do incorporate methods from the HET (Highly Effective Teaching) model designed by Susan Kovalik and Associates. Through integrated thematic units teachers strive to differentiate education to meet diverse learning styles. We balance teacher and child-centered instruction to create a rigorous academic program that promotes self-reliance, social action, and a passion for learning. We lean towards a multi-age rather than a combination class emphasis, allowing children to move through the standards in a way that challenges each student at an optimal level for their own growth. It is our intention to offer a high quality education that provides our students with the necessary knowledge base and skills (both social and academic) for them to be successful in their future academic and life endeavors.
To ensure that our students receive the best possible education, FRCS faculty and staff track individual progress throughout each school year. Students not performing as expected may benefit from early-intervention. More on this to come.
Special Education Program
Forest Ranch Charter School partners with Chico Unified School District to provide Special Education Service to our students. More information regarding this service will be posted soon.
Breakfast and Lunch Program
Forest Ranch Charter School contracts with Chico Unified School District to offer breakfast and lunch. For more information, click here.
Home-to-School Transportation Program
In partnership with Cab For Kids, Forest Ranch Charter School offers home-to-school transportation between our campus, the Chico Park and Ride, and the Boys and Girls Club. For rules, scheduling and more, click here.
After-School Care Program (The Explorer's Club)
Forest Ranch Charter School offers parent-supported after-school care. To learn more about our Explorer's Club, click here.