Innovators in Our Community (IOC) and California Charter Schools Association announced a unique partnership on November 7, 2014, to increase the development of additional high-performing and high quality schools in our local orange county communities – ChartersOC. Together these two amazing organizations are working to support the ChartersOC Initiative.
Why Did IOC Partner with the CCSA to create ChartersOC? The creation of ChartersOC was based on the need to address the following educational deficiencies that plague Orange County’s low income learners: 45% of Orange County’s fourth graders are not reading at grade level, this is a critical indicator of a student’s future academic success or failure 254,000 students, more than half of Orange County’s students, are eligible for free or reduced meals, meaning they live below the poverty line. A large number of these students are concentrated in the northern part of Orange County and have limited access to high quality schools. The state has identified 125 failing schools in Orange County Is There a Solution? Why Charter Schools are a Good Answer for the Community We believe the demonstrated success of high quality charter schools speaks for itself. The number of high school graduates completing all college preparatory coursework is 4 times higher at charter schools that it is […]