How It Works

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Pivot Charter Schools are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Our program emphasizes a rigorous curriculum through a blended learning program of online courses, direct instruction and individualized support at our resource centers from credentialed teachers as well as clubs, field trips and Fun Fridays. Pivot Charter School’s online curriculum provides traditional elementary, middle and high school curriculum, numerous Advanced Placement courses, and unique electives as well as Career Technical Education courses.

Pivot Charter School is a non-classroom based independent study program in the eyes of the California Department of Education (CDE). The CDE tracks attendance for independent study programs based on the amount of work a student completes each school day. To meet state standards and ensure satisfactory progress, Pivot Charter School requires high school students to complete at least 5 graded assignments a day and K-8 students to complete at least 3 graded assignments a day.

Students must participate in full-time coursework; California public school students may not be enrolled in a school part-time or in two different schools at one time. Students must not be over the age of 22, and if a student is over the age of 18, they have to have been enrolled in a public school without a break and making satisfactory progress towards a high school diploma.

Upon completion of the program, Pivot Charter School students graduate in a special ceremony with their fellow students enrolled in the school.

Tuition Free Program

Pivot Charter Schools are California public charter schools and are therefore free to all California residents that meet the legal requirements for attending a charter school. Students do not have to pay for the online courses or for the support they receive from the local teachers at the resource center.

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Resource Center Programs

Pivot Charter Schools has developed resource center programs to support students in meeting their educational goals. Please note that the below programs represent what is typically offered. However, resource centers are currently closed to students due to COVID-19, and teachers are supporting students through distance learning. For additional information, see Pivot Back to School Information.

Students Can Typically Choose One of the Following Programs

Pivot Charter School North Valley typically offers the following resource center program times:

Morning Program

Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Student must attend all 5 days.

Afternoon Program

Tuesday, Thursday from 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Virtual Program

Students in good academic standing may choose to work virtually, but this privilege may be revoked if the student is unable to make satisfactory academic progress in their coursework.

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