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SBCS’ Guiding Principles and Compliance

General Guidelines

Santa Barbara Charter School (SBCS), founded in 1993, is one of the oldest charter schools in the nation. Charter schools are free, public schools that are allowed to run independently from the larger school system.

Enrollment in SBCS is open and non-preferential. When there are more applicants than spaces available, lotteries are held to determine placements. Students may live anywhere in Santa Barbara County or adjacent counties.

SBCS was founded on the idea that small school size and choice benefit public education. SBCS serves about 240 children grades K-6th grade on our campus and an additional 70 in the K-8th grade HomeBased Partnership.

Our values, detailed in this page and associated policies, documents and regulatory compliance processes, will be emphasized, and followed, regardless of the funding trends or political constraints of the day.

This document provides you with a map of all out policies and compliant processes. Please use our contact form to provide us feedback on how to improve its accessibility, consumption and organization.

All students have the right to a safe and civil learning environment

Discrimination, sexual harassment, harassment, intimidation, and bullying

SBCS facilitates and supports regulatory compliance and transparency

Uniform system of complaint processing