Sage Oak balances flexibility with accountability and high academic excellence for families seeking a non-traditional, personalized educational experience.
Welcome to Sage Oak! We are pleased you have chosen us as your partners in education! We are confident in our ability to provide your family with a personalized, academic, and supportive experience. Sage Oak seeks to serve students who benefit from instruction that has more flexible pacing and scheduling, is individually targeted, and is parent friendly. As outlined in our mission and vision we seek to create a culture that promotes individual needs, parent collaboration and high academic achievement. We looking forward to working with you and your student in their academic journey.
We hope this will be a rewarding and memorable year for your family.
Sage Oak, in collaboration with parents, teachers, students, and the school’s leadership team, cultivates life long learners by recognizing students’ and parents’ needs for educational options. Sage Oak balances flexibility with accountability and high academic excellence for families seeking a non-traditional, personalized educational experience. Sage Oak understands the need for partnership in order for students to attain their personal academic goals.
GROWTH: We are strongly committed to serving our community which will establish us as a leader in the independent study model. We will set ourselves apart through expertise, parent support and high academic achievement which will benefit our stakeholders.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We are committed to maintain sustainability through academic, fiscal, and legal accountability. We will meet criteria necessary to achieve renewal, ensure audit compliance annually, and continue compliance with legal regulations governing our school.
PERSONALIZATION: We will provide an educational experience of personalized learning and academic choice, within the state guidelines. Our learning model will afford families the peace of mind that they are participating in a program that will keep their students on track for learning, regardless of the school they attend.
SUPPORT: Our priority is to support individualized student learning by collaborating with the parent educator and the student. We will utilize staff strengths, professional development opportunities, and community resources to support our students in their journey to become lifelong learners and reach academic excellence.
Sage Oak's Core Values
- Student Centered. We will provide many options for our families; the focus will be on our students and their personal and academic success.
- Support. We will support our teachers and families to achieve their personal and academic goals.
- Compliance. We will remain in compliance and operate with integrity.
- Positive school culture. We will promote a positive work environment where students, parents, and staff are comfortable to share feedback and ideas.
- Streamlined. We will minimize busy-work, bureaucracy, and unnecessary changes.
- People and relationships first. We will value people and relationships when making decisions.
- Standard of Excellence. We will promote the highest standard of excellence in all we do.
Areas of Service
Sage Oak provides service to families in San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Imperial, Ventura, and Kern counties.
Student Instructional Funds
Sage Oak provides educational funding in the amount of $2,700 per year per student for grades TK through 8th and $3,200 per year per student through high school. The purpose of these funds is to support the student's educational plan that is developed with the support of the credentialed teacher. For more information on instructional funds and their guidelines, please see the parent handbook.
High School Services
Sage Oak provides Guidance counselors that are available to parents and students. Workshops are available for parents and students throughout the year that will include career and education planning as well as question and answer sessions.
Sage Oak has a well rounded list of curriculum options:
- Online Curriculums
- Textbook based curriculum
- Community College concurrent enrollment
- Sage Oak HQT courses (TBD)
- Personalized courses with HQT oversight - Parents may create a personalized (non a-g) course, provides flexibility in high school courses
Parents and Teacher Facilitators can submit quick and easy service vendor requests forms online. Simply provide Sage Oak with the vendor name, phone number, email address, and type of vendor. Curriculum vendors are being added daily.
A few examples of activities/ways our students may use instructional funding:
- Gymnastics - with trampolines/rebounding devices
- Horseback riding
- Martial Arts
- Indoor rock climbing
- Team sports
- Music lessons
Meetings will be held once every learning period, which is one month. TFs will meet with students after the learning period ends to review learning objectives and progress from the previous learning period.
Students are required to undergo local assessments through i-Ready (parent proctoring for pre and post tests), as well as state mandated assessments.
Students will be placed with the Teacher Facilitator they request as long as the Teacher Facilitator has available spots. Sage Oak is accepting enrollment applications now.
Sage Oak is WASC accredited under both of its charters. According to WASC’s website, WASC is a process that serves as the foundation for quality education. An accredited school is a statement to the broader community and the stakeholders that it is trustworthy institution for student learning and committed to ongoing improvement. We are proud and pleased to be able to offer Sage Oak students an accredited program.
Sage Oak welcomes parent involvement and ensures that our staff practice open and positive communication with families through the advisory council. The Advisory Council will meet regularly and function to address and make recommendations to the governing board regarding specific areas of school operations. Those areas are likely to include:
- Program Development
- Fundraising and Grants
- Budget, including the LCAP