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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!



May’s School Spirit Day

Rainbow Day was our School Spirit theme on May 27.

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6th grade students knit blanket for Casa Esperanza

Sixth grade students at Santa Barbara Charter School worked with Fiber Arts specialist Angela Sturgeon to knit squares for a communal blanket, which will be donated this week to Casa Esperanza, Santa Barbara’s homeless center. The students learned… Read More

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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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