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NATOMAS CHARTER SCHOOL RECEIVES CALIFORNIA GOLD RIBBON AWARD
The Natomas Charter School (NCS) community has earned yet another commendation for its hard work and dedication to student success.  The California Department of Education announced that NCS is one of 363 through to recieve the 2015 California Gold Ribbon Award!
 
“These schools are academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching,” State Superintendent Tom Torlakson said. “They provide great examples of the things educators are doing right—embracing rigorous academic standards, providing excellence and creativity in teaching, and creating a positive school climate.” 
 
The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while California creates new assessment and accountability systems.
 
Schools applied for the award based on a model program their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies. The new award is recognizing middle and high schools this year and elementary schools in 2016.
 
The Gold Ribbon awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. These include, the California Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, California English Language Development Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards.
Posted by: Ting Sun
Published: 5/5/15

Natomas Charter School: Different by Design

Natomas Charter School: Celebrating 20 Years of Educational Excellence!

Welcome to Natomas Charter School

Natomas Charter School (NCS) was approved by the Natomas Unified School District Board of Trustees in the spring of 1993 and began operations in the fall of 1993. From the beginning, Natomas Charter School has sought to provide students and parents with expanded choices in the types of educational opportunities that are available within the public school system. The overall goal of the school's charter is to establish a variety of innovative educational programs that will accommodate its diverse student population. Natomas Charter School provides K-12 students the opportunity to develop unique interests, uncover hidden talents, experience satisfaction in accomplishments, gain a sense of responsibility, and pursue education as a way of life through educational programs tailored to their own specific needs.

NCS Educational Programs have the following elements as established in the charter:

  • High Academic Expectations
  • Active "Real-Life" Learning
  • Parental Involvement
  • Differential Academic Plans
  • Community Involvement
  • Technology Emphasis
 

The Natomas Charter School shall be nonsectarian in its programs, admissions policies, employment practices and all other operations, shall not charge tuition, and shall not discriminate against any pupil on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender or disability.

 
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Natomas Charter School's Accountability Report Card (SARC) 2014

Natomas Charter School WASC Report 2014

Natomas Charter School Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) 2014-15