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  • Central California's Butterflies, Fire, Orienteering Field Trip

    Click here for more information on this field trip on May 4.  The location has been changed from North Shore Comanche to South Shore Recreation area at the Sugarloaf Group Camp. When you come through the gate at South Shore, the attendant will give you directions/map. Let's get started about 9A.  Please bring lunch, beverages, and hat/sunscreen.  The field trip will end between 1:00 and 1:30P.

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  • Employment Opportunities Available:
    Mountain Oaks School has classified and certificated positions available. Interested applicants may apply on EdJoin at: www.edjoin.org.

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  • Age of Sails - Upcoming Field Trip

    Who: Grades 4-10

    When: Sunday, September 18, 2016 / 1:00P to 8:30A the next day

    Where: Hyde St. Pier in San Francisco

    Cost: $68 per student and $38 per adult

    Other:  We must have 27 students and 6 adults to attend

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  • End of Year Party

    We have confirmed that our End of the Year Party will be May 25th at Detert Park in Jackson. Party will be 10A to 3P. The swimming pool will be open to our families from 10:30A to 2:30P. Cost to swim is $1.25 per person, which the families will need to pay personally. We are providing the pool facilities and the lifeguard. Bring your own picnic lunch!  We can also use the ball field, so if you would like to play softball, bring your equipment.

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  • Lego Robotics Cancelled

    There will be no Lego Robotics classes on Wednesday, May 4 in San Andreas because of the Butterflies - Fire - Orienteering field trip that day.  

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  • ADVANCED ENGLISH & ADVANCED HISTORY STUDENTS

    THE MAY 2nd CLASS FOR ADVANCED HISTORY IS POSTPONED DUE TO STAR TESTING

    (no workshops on May 2nd)

    IT HAS BEEN MOVED TO MONDAY, MAY 16th

    ADVANCED ENGLISH WILL BE HELD ON MAY 9th – its regularly scheduled time

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  • CAASPP Testing Information for Grades 3-8 and 11
    The MANDATORY, computer based, CAASPP testing will begin on Monday, April 18. This testing is required for students in grades 3-8 and 11. Grades K, 1, 2, 9, 10 and 12 are not required to do this testing this year.

    For grades 3-6, testing will begin in San Andreas at 9:00 am on Monday, April 18th and continue at the same time each day through Friday, April 22nd unless the student completes all testing before that. Parents do not need to remain on campus during testing, but should return to pick up their children by noon. The tests are untimed, so your student may be ready to go before or after this time.

    For grades 7, 8 and 11, testing will begin in San Andreas at 12:30 pm on Monday, April 18 and continue at the same time each day through Friday, April 22th unless the student completes all testing before that. Parents do not need to remain on campus during testing, but should return to pick up their children by 3:30 pm. Again, all tests are untimed, so your student may be ready to go before or after this time.


    Please make sure your child is rested and has a good breakfast each day and brings water with them. Snacks will be provided during the day between tests.

    Please do not bring any electronic devices such as cell phones, computers, smart watches, Fitbits, cameras, calculators or any other electronic recording, listening, scanning, or photographic devices to testing.  Headphones will be provided, but you may bring your own headphones if you like.

    Testing at the Ione site will begin on Monday, April 25 and follow a similar schedule with grades 3-6 in the morning and grade 7, 8 and 11 in the afternoon.

    Testing for Tuolumne students will be held at Columbia College in Columbia beginning on May 3 at 9:00 am for all students in grades 3-8 and at 1:00 pm for students in grade 11. If you need transportation to Columbia College please contact your mentor teacher.

    Also please contact your mentor teacher if you do not know where you will be testing or have any other questions.

    Thank you for making this mandatory testing a priority for your child and please encourage them to do their very best!

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  • SAVE THE DATE!

    Join us for the First Annual Fun-Filled Mt. Oaks Tech Innovation Day, San Andreas Site on May 10th.

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  • Tech Innovation Day

    Do you know how to make music on bananas?  Can you create the twin towers in Minecraft? Perhaps you'd like to watch a solar car operate? Would you like to see a Kano Kit or view clay animation videos created by Mt. Oaks students? Perhaps you'd like to learn how to use Powtoon or iStopMotion.   All this and more fun will be available at school, May 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Enjoy a great lunch provided by Rhianna and plan to spend time exploring the Mountain Oaks Technology Program.   For more information click on AGENDA.

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  • Yearbook Orders

    It is time to order your 2015-2016 Mountain Oaks Yearbook.  This year's book is a 128 page   hardbound book.  The price is $41.95 or $46.00 if you want to have you name printed on the cover.  Families may order their yearbook at any of the Mountain Oaks sites or online at EntourageYearbooks.com by clicking the red "Buy Yearbook" button to the left under Quick Links. Please call Samantha at 754-0532, ext. 2258, if you have any questions.

    Yearbook Photos Needed

    We have several students working hard on this year's yearbook already.  Due to the fact we only had a Fall Photo Day this year, we are in great need of families submitting their student's photos for the yearbook.  We try very hard every year to get a photo of each student in the yearbook.  These don't need to be professional photos, but your favorite current photo of your child would be appreciated.  You can either bring in a photo that will be scanned or send the photo to shamilton@ccoe.k12.ca.us with your student's name and grade.  

    In addition to student photos, we would love to have photos from all of the school events.  You can either bring in your camera cards to the front office and ask them to copy the photos for the yearbook staff or upload them to EntourageYearbooks.com by clicking the red "Submit Yearbook Photos" button to the left under Quick Links.  

    It would help the yearbook committee if we could get the  photos submitted as soon as possible, but our deadline is May 22nd.  We will not be able to guarantee that photos will be added after May 22nd.

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  • White Water Rafting on the American River

    Are you are in grades 9-12 and interested in going on a White Water Rafting trip on the American River?  If so, click here for more information and how to sign up.

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  • Sutter's Fort Field Trip Presentation

    Click under the YouTube icon to the left under Quick Links to see this beautiful presentation that Jessica L. put together.  A huge thank you also goes to Ginger P. and Daniel O. for their hard work, dedication, coordination and planning of this field trip and to all the other staff, parents and students for their planning and participation. A good time was had by all!

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  • ASVAB for 10th, 11th, & 12th Graders 

    Here is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY to take one of the leading career exploration assessments.  Want to find out what your strengths are?  Want to gather information as to some possible career choices?  

    Mountain Oaks students have an opportunity to take the ASVAB assessment.  It is proctored by the military for entrance screening, but it’s so much more.  It actually gives you an opportunity to see what your strengths and weaknesses might be in many career fields.  It’s pretty difficult these days to decide a career, so why not take an assessment and receive great feedback to help you in your choices.  If you are interested in the military, here’s your chance to get started.  If not, please don’t shy away.  You can use this assessment for your own personal knowledge, or you can use it to get ready for college.  Mountain Oaks will not release any information to military recruiters!! 

    Test:

    When:  Tuesday, April 12, 2016

    Time:   10:30A-1:00P

    Where: San Andreas Site (Live Oak)

    What:   FREE - Just bring yourself! 

    Results Returned:

    When:  Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    Time:   10:30A-11:30P

    Where: San Andreas Site (Live Oak) 

    Sign up at Front Desk (San Andreas) or call Janice @ 1-888-686-6257 Ext. 2245.

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  • Congratulations AcaDec Team!

    Here are our final scores. Rose extends her gratitude to all of you who have students, taught classes and judged in Ione and in Sonora. We are all grateful!!!

    Congratulations to the 2016 Mt. Oaks’ AcaDec Team for being the Calaveras County Champions with an overall score of 35,354.9 and coming in 2nd out of 5 teams!! Not only do we have a younger team than our competition, we also had to ‘bump up’ several members to compete against higher level students. Due to the ongoing effects of the Butte Fire, this team has performed beyond all of our expectations and deserve our praise!

    Our team of 10 students have been studying India since last May (including workshops over the summer), have attended both a Seminar Day in Madera and a docent led trip to San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum.  

    Our Varsity Level is comprised of: Kiara H. who won a Gold in Art and in Music, a Silver in Language & Lit. and a Bronze in Economics, Liam T. who won a Bronze in Music, and Kulani F. who won a Silver in Speech.

    Our Scholastic Level includes: Naomi E. who won a Bronze in Music, Saige P. who won Silver in Speech,  Bronze in Interview and Grace F. who won Bronzes in Math and Music. Our team includes Honors level: Conor B. who won Golds in Language & Lit. Economics, Art and Social Science; Silvers in Science, Speech and Music; and a Bronze in Math; Lawrence T. and Joe F. who both achieved personal high scores.

    Our alternate was Isaiah C. who excelled in Art.

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  • 11th and 12th Grade Students - Update Your e-mail Address:

    Please make sure you have an accurate e-mail address on file with Mountain Oaks School. College and Career e-mails pertaining to scholarships and financial aid go out regularly. If you are not receiving these e-mails, please contact Samantha Hamilton to make sure you have a valid e-mail address on file.  It is a good idea to create a special email account that you use strictly for school - high school, college- related emails, so you do not lose important info sent which pertains to juniors and seniors.

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  • Workshop Evaluation - All Sites

    You can now evaluate first semester workshops online!  We appreciate you taking your time to tell us what is going well and what could be improved. All evaluations are anonymous unless you wish to give us your name.
     
    Click here to fill out the Workshop Evaluation online. 
     
    If you prefer to do the Workshop Evaluation on paper, you may click here to print it and then turn it in to your site secretary. The secretaries will also have copies you can fill out if you do not have a printer.
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  • Free Counseling

    Counseling is available at NO COST to Calaveras County parents who are uninsured or have other insurance barriers. This program, offered by First 5 Calaveras is for parents who have children ages birth to 17 years of age. To find out more contact Cristi Canepa at Mind Matters 728-2184, or Joyce Peek at First 5 Calaveras 754-6916.

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  • Kick-Off Kamp Resources

    Click here for handouts and other resources from Kick-Off Kamp. Items will be added to this page as available.

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  • Covered California

    Please click here for information about medical insurance through Covered California.

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  • Claymation Class Videos

    Click on each link below to see the amazing Claymation Videos that our students created!

    Rose R. 

    Taben R. 

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  • RSS and ICAL icons on the Calendar:

    NEW on the calendar. Click on the RSS and ICAL icons on the calendar for directions.
    RSS or ICAL can be subscribed to and the Mountain Oaks School calendar events will be added to your own personal calendar.  
    Questions? Call Kathie at (209) 754-0532  ext. 2242 or email at kramirez@ccoe.k12.ca.us.
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  • Contact Webmaster

    To email the webmaster and request that your child's name or photograph NOT appear on the Mountain Oaks Website, click on the "Questions or Feedback?" button in the green bar at the bottom of this page.
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Accredited by WASC since June, 1998.

WASC
 
In May 2014, we received K-12th accreditation through June 30, 2020!

Welcome

Welcome
Mountain Oaks offers the best of independent study at home, on-site classes and online educational opportunities. Our program focuses on providing an individualized, unique, high quality and standards-based learning plan for each student that includes flexibility through varied curriculum, individualized support and innovative opportunities. We honor parent and student choice, in the context of accountability to meet or exceed State/Common Core Standards. Each student and their family works with a fully credentialed teacher who focuses on optimizing the student's potential. As Mountain Oaks is a public charter school, there are no enrollment or tuition fees charged.

To enroll, call Samantha at
1-888-686-6257 ext. 2258

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