Welcome to Pivot Charter School North Valley!

Pivot Charter Schools have been successfully providing independent study, distance learning and online/blended learning programs for over a decade. Pivot Charter School North Valley offers a unique and customized tuition free public education. Pivot staff are incredibly dedicated to ensuring all students have a path to success in school. Our program allows students to access their courses from the comfort of their own home and participate in activities and classes at our welcoming and safe resource center. Pivot’s primary focus is to determine what each student needs to be successful in their academic endeavors and provide the support, guidance and encouragement that will help every student feel more capable, comfortable and confident in school. 

Because our courses can be taken 100% online, you will experience a flexibility and individualization that the traditional, structured classroom environment cannot offer. The online curriculum allows our teachers to focus on identifying each student’s individual needs and create customized educational paths to meet those needs. Some students attend the resource center to meet with teachers, participate in direct instructional classes as well as socialize with others in student-driven clubs, field trips, or when participating in community service projects. Our specialized curriculum also creates individualized remediation plans for students who have experienced gaps in their academic mastery. Students can “catch up” in basic skills and credits or work at a pace to allow them to graduate early. 

Whether you are just looking for something different than a traditional program, wanting to be able to complete courses more quickly than in a seat based classroom, or seeking a more supportive learning environment that focuses on the needs of individual students, Pivot can provide a unique learning experience to support all students’ success. At Pivot, students learn more and struggle less.

“My son’s eagerness to learn returned when we enrolled him in Pivot. His grades improved, and he became more self-directed and motivated. Our family life improved from there.”

Parent

“My son loves that there is no time wasted on “busy work” that takes up so much of a standard school day. For a kid with ADHD and only so much bandwidth to focus, he found it frustrating to use up that energy on tasks that seem designed to fill time or drill on skills he’d already mastered. We love Pivot!”

Parent

“The flexibility has been lifesaving, especially this year. I don’t know how we would have managed to give enough support with two full-time working parents if our son’s schedule hadn’t been so flexible. My son also loves that there is no time-wasting “busy work” that takes up so much of a standard school day. For a kid with ADHD and only so much bandwidth to focus, he found it really frustrating using up that energy on tasks that seem designed to fill time or drill on skills he’d already mastered. We love Pivot!”

Parent

“This is my 4th year at Pivot coming from a pretty bad school. This was the best thing I’ve done. It’s like a home here.”

Evan

“The Educational Coordinators stick to the work and really allow the students to just be who they are.”

Parent

“At Pivot, my child doesn’t get lost in a class full of students.”

Parent

“The Educational Coordinators are great and really allow my child to be exactly who he is without judgment.”

Parent

“My two children enrolled in Pivot and grew both academically and emotionally. I am so proud of my kids and have Pivot to thank for their growth.”

Parent

“My daughter can progress at her own pace without outside distractions at Pivot. Also, the one-on-one time with her Educational Coordinator is wonderful. She has really gotten to know my daughter and really cares about her progress and future plans.”

Parent

“My child looks forward to school again. That alone is worth going to Pivot.”

Parent

“I have noticed a big improvement in my grades because I can pace myself and my teachers are right there to help me.”

Chantal

“The Educational Coordinators are available as needed and willing to help the students along the way to success. This program met my daughter where she was at in her education and is getting her where she needs to be.”

Parent

“The best thing I like about Pivot is the teachers that really care about you. And sometimes they are even funny. What I like about my EC is she really cares about me when I‘m down or when I’m up. She cracks me up with her jokes and she helps me learn how to overcome all the stress that I had because I was always thinking I wouldn’t graduate. I give all of my thanks to her because she helped me overcome my stress and fear and I WILL graduate.”

Rosie

“I love this school! It has improved my grades tremendously and made me want to work 2x as hard for school! I am so grateful for you guys!”

Rheanna

“An amazing community of dedicated educators and support staff working with students and parents to envelop all kinds of learning through challenging curriculum. It’s the perfect combination of homeschool and class time with peers. We are so grateful we found Pivot!”

Natalie

“The school’s flexibility meets the kids where they’re at but keeps them guided, focused and challenged.”

Parent

“My anxiety during my freshman year had gotten so bad that I couldn’t even attend classes on campus anymore. Being able to work at home, away from all of the chaos, has helped a lot. The teachers at Pivot are always willing to help and have always been very accommodating to my needs regarding my anxiety.”

Student

“Our students’ teacher is one of the best teachers I’ve ever encountered — and I have one adult child, a middle schooler and a high schooler. He’s supportive of my children and encourages them to be the best they can. He’s been such a blessing.”

Parent

“Pivot staff and administration knows that not every child is successful in a traditional public school and provides a setting where those students can reach their potential.”

Parent

“In high school, I never felt like the hours, environment, or curriculum was the right fit until I had enrolled into Pivot. If you’re looking for an individualized, flexible, supportive, organized, and safe place, Pivot is the right direction for you.”

Student

“From high school to high school, I never felt like the hours, environment, or curriculum was the right fit until I had enrolled myself into Pivot. If you’re looking for an individualized, flexible scheduled, supportive, organized, and safe place, Pivot is the right direction for you or your child.”

Tino

“Great teachers who actually care if your child is learning.”

Ruth

“We did the research…it was the answer to what we had been looking for.”

Cindy

“Pivot has been a terrific alternative program for my high school student. It has provided him a customized education while maintaining state standards. His teachers have been caring, respectful and extremely supportive. My son enjoys the friendly environment when he attends on campus events and has grown socially and academically during his time with Pivot. Overall, a completely positive experience.”

Christine

“Pivot Charter School has been exceptionally supportive. Kindness abounds as does our Educational Coordinator’s willingness to assist.”

Parent

“I like the independent study. You are on your own – you have everything to take care of yourself.”

Sadia

“We have really enjoyed working with our student’s Educational Coordinator who has created a fun and positive learning environment for the kids.”

Parent

“Pivot staff and administration knows that not every child is successful in a traditional public school and provides a setting where those students can reach their potential.”

Parent

“Another reason we enjoyed our time with Pivot is that while other schools were scrambling to continue education [during the stay-at-home orders], our students were continuing as normal.”

Rachael

“I am so happy we found this school. My grandson no longer dreads the thought of school.”

Dorothy

“Pivot really works with each student, addresses their individual needs and provides excellent support.”

Parent

“I love Pivot! It has improved my grades tremendously and made me want to work twice as hard for school. I am so grateful.”

Student

“Keep being awesome, fantastic and available! Pivot is great!”

Parent

“Pivot is right for me because I can do it at my own pace; it’s more of a challenge.”

Dametrice

“FB really needs a ‘love’ option vs. just ‘like’ this page…………….My son loves learning again.”

Sue

“Our son loves Pivot. Standard classrooms were often torture for him. It was rarely quiet enough for him to focus, which led to emotional breakdowns and he fell behind. Being able to go at his own pace in a peaceful environment has allowed him to succeed and start to mend his self-esteem.”

Parent

“What Pivot offers to students and their families is beyond anything I expected from a charter school. The support, respect and approach to each child’s individual needs is unmatched. Pivot is doing an amazing job and involves the family at every turn, which gives such a sense of responsibility, understanding and trust that you cannot get at a normal public school.”

Parent

“My son’s eagerness to learn returned when we enrolled him in Pivot. His grades improved, and he became more self-directed and motivated. Family life improved from there.”

Sue

“My son loves that there is no time wasted on “busy work” that takes up so much of a standard school day. For a kid with ADHD and only so much bandwidth to focus, he found it frustrating to use up that energy on tasks that seem designed to fill time or drill on skills he’d already mastered. We love Pivot!”

Parent

“This last year has been a difficult challenge for all of us but because of my students’ Educational Coordinator, my daughters are still getting work done and have learned a lot about life in general. She’s been an amazing teacher and my daughters know they can talk with her about anything.”

Parent

“Pivot Charter School doesn’t try to force my child into a space. Instead, they try to make a space that fits my child.”

Parent

“We have enjoyed watching our son bloom academically and he has shown us focus and initiative we had never seen from him before attending Pivot.”

Parent

“Pivot staff and administration knows that not every child is successful in a traditional public school and provides a setting where those students can reach their potential.”

Parent