Olive Grove Charter School History




Olive Grove Charter School functions with six meeting spaces:  Santa Barbara, Buellton, Lompoc, Orcutt/ Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo and New Cuyama.  The charter school provides a voluntary alternative public educational choice for families of students in grades TK-12 who choose to educate their students in a home or blended environment with the parents as the primary deliverers of the educational program.  Olive Grove Charter School enrolls a diverse population of students who understand and value the school’s mission and are committed to the school’s operational philosophy.  

Olive Grove Charter School provides guidance, support, assistance, and resource materials to enable parents to succeed in meeting the individual academic needs of their students.  The charter school provides an alternative means for the delivery of a challenging comprehensive education program to students whose learning styles or family choice makes a non-traditional school environment preferable.

Through its current and predecessor charter school, Olive Grove Home Study Charter School has successfully served students and families since the 2001/2002 school year.   The charter school is structured to meet the unique and changing needs of our families and their students in a flexible and creative manner.  Within this supportive framework, we provide a quality, structured program and provide guidance and supervision from certificated teachers.   Parents and students are provided the opportunity to work with a variety of educational programs that best suit each student’s needs.  Students who complete high school graduation requirements will receive a high school diploma.  Our goal is that each student will be able to speak, read, write, calculate, use technology, and become a self-motivated, competent, life-long learner.

In July of 2015, the California State Board of Education authorized Olive Grove Charter School to continue serving students in Santa Barbara County and neighboring counties.  

Olive Grove Charter School educates all students in grades TK-12 and offers both textbook and online based curriculum.  


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