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Did You Know? LCAP Goals and Services – Part 1

Pivot Charter School has a Local Control and Accountability Plan (or LCAP) that describes our goals and plans for using funds to provide services supporting positive student outcomes. This is the first in a three-part series that will highlight each of our three LCAP goals and the LCAP-related services we offer.Goal 1: All students will […]

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Meet Pivot San Diego Student Alex Esqueda!

Since becoming a student at Pivot Charter School in fall 2019, Alex Esqueda has gone from being unsure if he would graduate on time to completing a phenomenal 12 credits in one semester. A 17-year-old senior, Alex is now on track to graduate with his classmates in the spring of 2020. According to Alex, he […]

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Teacher Spotlight – Abigail Titus, Pivot North Bay

According to Pivot North Bay Educational Coordinator Abigail Titus, her favorite part about her work is identifying what will help each individual student succeed. “The best thing for me so far at Pivot has been the focus on finding solutions for students,” Titus says. “There’s a creative, exciting aspect knowing that we can try new […]

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Pivot North Valley Inspires Students through Credit Tree

The average number of credits earned per student at Pivot North Valley increased nearly 80 percent from Spring 2017 to Spring 2019. According to Pivot North Valley Site Administrator Travis Bennett, one of the factors contributing to that increase is a creative motivational tool the school launched in Fall 2018: the Credit Tree. The Credit […]

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Helping Students Prepare for Careers through Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education — or CTE — involves preparing students for life after high school by helping them identify and prepare for skills-based careers.  According to Tom Lando, a Pivot North Valley Educational Coordinator who helped develop Pivot’s CTE Manual, the goal of CTE is to help students gain real-world experience that can lead to […]

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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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