Laurel Tree Charter School

Updated Oct 13, 2021
4555 Valley West Blvd., - Arcata CA - 95521
Type of autonomy arrangement: school charter/bylaws
Basic Profile

Opened In



K through 12




Select leaders
Determine learning program
Select colleagues
Determine professional development
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine whether to take, when to take, how much to count district/EMO/authorizer assessments
Determine tenure policy
Make formal arrangements with district/EMO/authorizer to allow multiple measures in determining school success (not only a mean proficiency score)
Evaluate colleagues
Set schedule
Set staff pattern
Determine teacher workday
Determine school budget
Set school-level policy
Determine compensation
Teacher Authority Is...
De Jure and De Facto
Teachers' de jure autonomy is written into the school's charter, except in the areas of selecting leaders. De facto teachers select their leaders.

About the Learning Program

Laurel Tree Charter School is family-style schooling. We are a small, intimate group of people working and learning together. The entire staff works and plans together for the school as a whole. We invite parents, artists, poets, and community members to share their unique talents with us, as well.