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    Our History

    Santa Barbara Charter School opened September 15, 1993, on the campus of Goleta Valley Junior High School. The school was founded as a result of the commitment of a group of parents and educators who wished to affirm… Read More

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    Santa Barbara Charter School: your choice for public education.

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    Our Mission

    The mission of Santa Barbara Charter School is to cultivate learning in the areas of arts, academics, and relationships. We are a materials-based program and believe that learning takes place when students have an opportunity to construct meaning… Read More

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    Parent Alliance

    The Parent Alliance is a group of parents and teachers coming together to actively foster a spirit of cooperation and a sense of support, pride and enthusiasm, in order to nurture a sense of community within the school…. Read More

What we have already accomplished

Your contributions go a long way towards closing the gap between institutional funds available and the demands of our crucial goals to deliver on our promise of a better education.

In two short years, the Bright Futures Fund has paid for:

  • New basketball court
  • Art supplies
  • Teacher tutors (GATE and RTI)
  • New grass for our field
  • MacBooks and HD TV’s for ALL classes
  • Orchard and garden upkeep
  • Field trip scholarships
  • Re-paint the art room

Get involved, let us know how you can help!




Charter School Alum receive awards

Artwork by former SB Charter School students was selected for the National Reflections program.  Reflections is a national program created by the Parent Teacher Association of America.  This year’s theme was “Let Your Imagination Fly.”  Students submitted pieces and the winning artwork… Read More

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Save the Date: Bright Futures Luncheon 3/2/16

Please RSVP (805) 967-6522 ldonner@sbunified.org

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We have a new website!

If you visited our website recently, you probably noticed that now it looks different. That is because we developed a completely new website, from the ground up. The motivations behind the project were many: Making it easier to… Read More

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