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  • PE Cancelled

    PE (K-4) is cancelled for Thursday, April 27.

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  • Order Your 2016-2017 Yearbook Now

    All orders are due by 6-9-17.  Hardcover books are $45 and Personalized Hardcover books are $51.  Please make checks payable to Mountain Oaks School. Click here for flyer.

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  • Life Skills In Action 

              “Life Skills In Action” is a new program conceived by Mountain Oak’s new counselor, Daniel O’Connell and implemented by a cadre of student volunteers to encourage conversation within our school community among students K-12, staff, parents and school supporters about skills that contribute to success in life.  We’ll focus on these life skills one-at-a-time and see how its expression can be explored through art, biographies, books, movies, songs and web sites to benefit ourselves and our world.

              We can continually be learning about life skills and how they serve us in our day-to-day lives.  To promote conversations about the skill that we’re presently focused upon, we want to encourage people to notice when someone is demonstrating it. When you witness a Life Skill In Action, we’d like you to get a card from our bulletin board in the Valley Oak wing at the San Andreas Mountain Oaks campus and jot down who showed that skill and how they did it with a sentence or two.  Then sign your name to the card, color it a bit, if you wish, and give it to the person that you noticed exhibited that skill.  The recipient of the card is asked to turn it into the artsy, pink box by the counselor’s office door.  The cards will be used to line the border of our bulletin board and inform our school community members about how that skill is alive and manifested at our school.  When we’ve completed framing our display with life skill cards, we’ll put all the ones about students and written by students into a drawing sponsored by a generous community member who has donated a prize.  Sense of Humor is the first life skill that we’re focused upon and Anne Coleman has donated a $25 I-Tunes gift card to incentivized people observing and showing a good sense of humor and making notes about it on life skill cards.

              The Life Skill In Action program is also a great way for high school students to earn volunteer hours and become more involved with others in the Mountain Oaks community.  Student participants can apply to act as an artist or a promoter of a particular life skill and work with others to earn service learning hours building awareness of the life skill.  Applications to be an artist or promoter are on the counselor’s door along with the list of the life skills that we’ll be considering over the course of this program. After Sense of Humor, we will likely focus upon Organization.  Please join in and help us have some fun and learn about how life skills can prepare us for a more fulfilling and successful life! 

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  • Field Trip to Jenness Park

    On Friday, April 28, 2017 there will be an Adventure Recreation Day Field Trip.  For more information click here. Registration deadline is Friday, April 21. Click here for Camper Information Form and Medical Release Form. Click here for the Permission Slip.

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  • Great Video Explaining "Why is Math Different Now"

    Click here to watch this explanation by Dr. Raj Shah explaining why math is taught differently than it was in the past.  It helps address misconceptions about the "new math". 

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  • Prom Photo Price List

    Please click here to see the Prom Photo Price List.

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  • Central California’s Butterflies - Watershed Ecology Field Trip

    Join us for this family field trip at Camanche South Shore on May 3, 2017 from 9A-1P. Click here for flyer with more details. The deadline to sign up is April 26, 2017.

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  • Animal Science Class Ending Early

    Due to fair week and Melissa's involvement, she will end Animal Science on May 8th.  She will have some homework that will be due electronically by the 15th, but won't have a class on the 15th. 

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  • Fair Guidebooks in the Library

    Entry guidebooks for the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee are now available in the library along with Youth Talent Show entry forms and entry coupons for a special competition open to students in preschool through 6th grade.  The reading logs for the Reading Is Fun Program will be available in the library during the last week of March.  The reading program begins April 1st.  This program rewards children for reading books or having books read to them with free entry to the fair.

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  • Congratulations County Science Fair Winners!

    Four Mountain Oaks students are on their way in late April to the California State Science Fair in Los Angeles.

    Those representing Mountain Oaks will be:

    Joshua B. - Grade 6 - 1st place and Grand Prize Winner for Life Science "Terpene vs. Mold"

    Emily L. - Grade 6 - 1st place for Life Science “The Effects of Dietary Protein on Grass Morbidity in Response to Dog Urine”

    Orion W. - Grade 8 - 1st place for Physical Science "Environmentally Happier Meal"

    Alex W. - Grade 12 - 1st place for Physical Science "Quenching Low Carbon Steel" 

    The list of all winners and the Calaveras Enterprise article may be seen here.

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  • Claymation Class Videos

    Click here to see Savannah's "The Walk" video.

    Click here to see Jake and Philip's "Dinosaurs!" video.

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  • Upcoming Field Trips

    Friday-Saturday, May 12-13 - SPEND THE NIGHT in the MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM - Click here for flyer. 

    Tuesday, May 23 - HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS – Whitewater Rafting and Camping Trip! Click here for flyer.

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  • AcaDec Team Results

    Congratulations to the 2017 Mt. Oaks’ AcaDec Team for a Great Showing at the Academic Decathlon Regional Competition with an overall score of 34,835.1! Summerville won with 37,313.4 followed by Bret Harte with 36,858.7 and Tioga with 34,637.9.

    Our team of 10 students have been studying World War 2 in class, attended the WW2 Commemoration at Mare Island where we spoke with surviving veterans in their 90’s, toured the museum and the actual LOC #102, attended the Seminar Day in Madera  with professors from the local colleges, participated in the huge Capitol Scrimmage where Kiara H. earned medals in Social Science and Literature, and a docent led trip to the Crocker Art Museum. 

    Our Varsity Level is comprised of: Cierra T. who won the Varsity Overall High Score. She also won Golds in Art, Interview, and Speech; Silvers in Essay and Science  and a Bronze  in Music. Carley H. won a Gold in Science, a Silver in Interview, and a Bronze in Art. Cheyenne B. won a Silver in Music.

    Our Scholastic Level includes: Kiara H. who won Golds in Language and Literature (with the highest score in this category), Economics, and Science; Silvers in Social Science and Art, and a Bronze in Music. Alexa H. who won Silvers in Math and Music and Bronzes in Science and Art. Liam T. who won a Silver in Science and a Bronze in Essay.

    Our Honors level includes: Naomi E. who won a Gold and the highest score in Music. Ryder H. who won a Silver in Math and Julia B. who was the youngest Honors Decathlete.

    Our alternate is Isaiah C. who excelled in Social Science. 

    Thank you to our instructors: Anne Colman, Claire Coykendall, Kathie Rusk, Lynn Hildreth, Rose Justi, Janet Kendig, Marcus Jensen, John Kenney and Maureen Gallardo.  Thanks to our drivers: Rose Justi, Kathie Rusk, Pat Martin, Claire Coykendall, Stacey Elias and Lisa Carey. 

    If you are interested in joining this amazing program that builds team work, confidence, develops public speaking skills, deepens your knowledge in various areas and earns 3 College Units for participating Juniors and Seniors, please talk with the Coach Rose Justi, or any of the 2017 Academic Decathlon Team!

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  • DASH Coding Class Final Project Video!

    Click here to see a video presentation of the final projects for the Fall 2016 DASH Coding class.  You will be impressed!

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  • Put Mountain Oaks Website on Your Phone for Easy Access

    Both iPhone and Android users can access the school website by downloading the CCOE app, rather than searching for the website through a web browser. 

    For iPhone users the CCOE app can be found in the Apple Store. For Android users the CCOE app can be found in Google Play. The app is free. After downloading you can choose to have a login and password or skip this option. You will also have the option to choose the CCOE website or Mountain Oaks School. 

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  • Employment Opportunities Available:
    Mountain Oaks School has classified and certificated positions available. Interested applicants may apply on EdJoin at: www.edjoin.org.

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  • Free Counseling

    Counseling is available at NO COST to Calaveras County parents who are uninsured or have other insurance barriers. This program, offered by First 5 Calaveras is for parents who have children ages birth to 17 years of age. To find out more contact Cristi Canepa at Mind Matters 728-2184, or Joyce Peek at First 5 Calaveras 754-6916.

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  • Kick-Off Kamp Resources

    Click here for handouts and other resources from Kick-Off Kamp. Items will be added to this page as available.

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  • Covered California

    Please click here for information about medical insurance through Covered California.

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  • RSS and ICAL icons on the Calendar:

    NEW on the calendar. Click on the RSS and ICAL icons on the calendar for directions.
    RSS or ICAL can be subscribed to and the Mountain Oaks School calendar events will be added to your own personal calendar.  
    Questions? Call Kathie at (209) 754-0532  ext. 2242 or email at kramirez@ccoe.k12.ca.us.
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  • Contact Webmaster

    To email the webmaster and request that your child's name or photograph NOT appear on the Mountain Oaks Website, click on the "Questions or Feedback?" button in the green bar at the bottom of this page.
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Accredited by WASC since June, 1998.

WASC
 
In May 2014, we received K-12th accreditation through June 30, 2020!

Welcome

Welcome
Mountain Oaks offers the best of independent study at home, on-site classes and online educational opportunities. Our program focuses on providing an individualized, unique, high quality and standards-based learning plan for each student that includes flexibility through varied curriculum, individualized support and innovative opportunities. We honor parent and student choice, in the context of accountability to meet or exceed State/Common Core Standards. Each student and their family works with a fully credentialed teacher who focuses on optimizing the student's potential. As Mountain Oaks is a public charter school, there are no enrollment or tuition fees charged.

To enroll, call Samantha at
1-888-686-6257 ext. 2258

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