Serving English Language Learners: Toolkit for Charter Schools

Read full report at publiccharters.org The growth of public charter schools has coincided with the rapid growth of English Language Learner (ELL) students. While the total public school population increased by three percent from the 2000-01 to 2009-10 school years, the number of ELL students increased by 27 percent. Demographic projections indicate ELL students will be

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Santa Ana Dual-immersion Charter School Gets Some Breathing Room

Read full article at OCRegister.com SANTA ANA – Sitting in classrooms they’ve only been in since January, students in one fifth-grade class couldn’t stop listing reasons why their new room in a 12-classroom building was better than their old one. Their new classroom is filled with Smart Boards, a library and an extra table for

By | 2017-12-13T22:03:26+00:00 February 16th, 2013|Categories: News|0 Comments

Zarnow: At Some Schools, a Penguin Teaches Math

Read full article at ocregister.com At El Sol Academy, a charter school in Santa Ana, the 4-year-olds are working hard at learning – by playing computer games. At one computer, a girl tries to match up the numeral 3 with four trees. Three trees float away, but one remains – blocking a penguin’s pathway. She tries

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2013 Small Business QLICI of the Year Award Recipients

Read full article at Novoco.com The honorable mention for the 2013 Small Business QLICI of the Year award goes to ExED and its CDE, L.A. Charter School New Markets, for helping Pacific Charter School Development LLC finance the El Sol Santa Ana Science and Arts Academy of Santa Ana, Phase One. Located in the low-income

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Schools Where Dental Clinics and Algebra Classes Share a Hallway

Read full article at voiceofoc.org It’s not easy to keep up with Principal Patrick Yrarrazaval-Correa as he weaves through the busy hallways of Valley High School in Santa Ana. Radio in one hand, he admonishes one student to remove his ear buds and hustles a few more off to class with a brisk, “Let’s go, let’s

By | 2017-12-13T19:01:06+00:00 August 30th, 2012|Categories: News|0 Comments

El Sol Science and Arts Academy Gala Raises More than $12,000

Read full article at ocregister.com El Sol Science and Arts Academy in Santa Ana held its inaugural fundraising gala to support the Arts Department in late July. With less than six months of planning, the school’s PTO members saw their vision come to fruition as they successfully raised more than $12,000 with the help of local

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Chapman Magazine Spring 2012

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Dual-language Lessons Growing in Popularity

Read full article at abc13.com At El Sol Science and Arts Academy in Santa Ana, kindergartners are taught 90 percent in Spanish and 10 percent in English. Each following year, the language balance shifts closer to 50-50, where it eventually stays. Monique Daviss, the school's executive director, estimates that a handful of students opt out of

By | 2017-12-13T22:05:42+00:00 May 22nd, 2012|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Poets of El Sol

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Santa Ana Charter Wins $2.3 Million in Grants

Read full article at ocregister.com SANTA ANA – El Sol Science and Arts Academy has received two grants worth $2.3 million that will allow the charter school to enhance health and dental care programs offered to students, parents and the surrounding community, school officials announced Tuesday. The first grant, worth $1.5 million, comes from the U.S.

By | 2017-12-13T22:06:20+00:00 October 18th, 2011|Categories: News|0 Comments