Santa Barbara Charter School

Updated Apr 3, 2020
6100 Stow Canyon Road - Goleta CA - 93117
Type of autonomy arrangement: school charter/bylaws
Basic Profile

Opened In



Kindergarten through 8th grade




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
De jure authority is written into their charter. De facto teachers make some decisions in the areas of budget and salary and the board has final approval.

About the Learning Program

The Santa Barbara Charter School is a parent/staff cooperative with a child-centered approach to education. The school’s curriculum is based on the Common Core State Standards. Elements of Waldorf, Montessori, and Humanistic models of education are incorporated. The theory of multiple intelligences is embraced as a foundation for both curriculum and methodology. Academics are taught through the arts, using drama, stories, music, art, and storytelling.