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Pivot Charter School North Valley Receives Unanimous Approval for Renewed Charter through Chico Unified School District

On Wednesday, October 16, the Chico Unified School District (CUSD) voted unanimously to approve a five-year charter renewal for Pivot Charter School North Valley, authorizing the school to continue offering its unique blended learning program. Pivot Charter School North Valley received approval from CUSD in December 2017 for a two- year charter. The recent approval […]

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Meet Jennifer and Jessica Cuthbertson – Proud Pivot Alumnae

Jennifer Cuthbertson moved to California from Nevada when she was in 11th grade. Her mom, Leslie, did not want Jennifer and her sister, Jessica, to have to attend a new school in the middle of the year, so she turned to Pivot to ensure her daughters were staying on track to complete high school on […]

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Meet Lindsey Vining – Proud Pivot Staff

Lindsey Vining is the Director of Systems and Accountability for Pivot Charter Schools. Born and raised in Southern California, Lindsey received her Bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Barbara in Mathematics and her Master’s degree from Oregon State University in Mathematics Education. As a credentialed teacher, Lindsey has taught at the middle school, high school, and college […]

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Staff Spotlight: Rachel Gonzalez, Director of Operations

When Pivot Charter School North Valley was planting its roots in Chico, CA,  Rachel Gonzalez was graduating from Chico State with a bachelor’s degree in English and had a career interest in education. While searching for her first job out of college, she responded to an ad for a Site Coordinator position at Pivot Charter […]

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Meet Jacob Hoeppner – A Proud Pivot Student

Three years ago, Jacob Hoeppner wasn’t sure he’d receive his high school diploma. This June, he donned his cap and gown with pride as he graduated from Pivot Charter School North Valley. “Pivot has greatly impacted my life,” says Hoeppner. “Through the curriculum, Pivot has helped me succeed, and the Educational Coordinators are always helpful […]

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Meet Brandon Gragnano – A Proud Pivot Teacher

Whether a student is having trouble with a complicated math problem or wants to talk baseball or work on their swing at the plate, Pivot Riverside Educational Coordinator Brandon Gragnano is there to help. Brandon discovered early on that math was a passion which set him apart from his peers. “Towards the end of elementary […]

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Meet Pivot North Valley Students Sean and Danny!

When it comes to Pivot North Valley, Danny Saylors and Sean Donohue can be counted among the school’s biggest fans. These two tenth graders, who are also great friends, love the experience they’ve had at Pivot and credit their success to the staff and educational coordinators they work with each day. “My mom went to […]

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Staff Spotlight – Tracy Williams

Tracy Williams, Pivot’s Director of Special Education, credits one of her college professors with showing her that teaching can be a fun and dynamic experience, which inspired her to become a teacher. “His creative and engaging instruction was truly inspiring, and he made me realize that there was more than one way to educate,” says […]

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Teacher Spotlight – John Halderman, Pivot North Bay

For Pivot North Bay Educational Coordinator John Halderman, becoming a teacher wasn’t the first step in his post-college career. “When I started college, I didn’t have a degree in mind, but I was interested in public service,” says Halderman. “After graduating from Sonoma State, I wanted to focus on music, so I worked at a […]

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