Core Beliefs: SPACE

Safety All children can learn in a safe and supportive environment

Partnership Education is a partnership among students, educators, parents, and the community

Accountability Life is about choices, personal responsibility and personal accountability

Communication The foundation for relationships, progress, and success

Equality Every person should be treated with dignity and respect

About RCS

  • Ridgecrest Charter School is a TUITION FREE PUBLIC SCHOOL!
    • We are not a private school and there is NO COST to attend.
  • RCS offers CLASS SIZE REDUCTION and a closed campus for student safety.
    • Students are known on an individual first-name basis by all staff members.
  • All RCS teachers are CREDENTIALED.
    • All teachers have the same credential requirements any other school in California.
    • All teachers have California Teaching Credentials.
    • RCS is not affiliated with any churches or religious organizations.
  • RCS students wear UNIFORMS in an effort to promote school unity.
    • Uniforms eliminate name-brand clothing competition among students.
  • There are NO school district BOUNDARIES (we are open to everyone).
    • The school is open to any student within the community.
  • RCS uses CALIFORNIA STANDARD-aligned text books.
    • We follow the rigorous standards of the state-adopted curriculum.
  • RCS 5th Grade students attend an OUTDOOR EDUCATION program.
    • Students attend Camp KEEP in Montana de Oro, CA.
    • The school works together to raise funds to pay for this trip.
  • RCS IS A TEAM OF PARENTS, STUDENTS,TEACHERS, AND STAFF.
    • Parents and Guardians are welcome and encouraged to volunteer at RCS.
  • Ridgecrest Charter School currently has openings for families and students who want the best education Ridgecrest has to offer. Come visit the school and see what RCS has to offer!
MISSION STATEMENT

Mission

The RCS mission is to provide a premier, safe, secure, nurturing, and equitable learning environment where all students are prepared for academic and personal success.

The RCS mission is to pursue programs and innovative resources to create a unique and successful learning environment for all students.

Vision

As a school of choice, the RCS vision is to create a growth-minded school by providing programs otherwise unavailable in our community where all students are empowered to reach their full academic and social-emotional potential.

As a school of choice, the RCS vision is to create a growth-minded school by providing programs otherwise unavailable in our community where all students are empowered to reach their full academic and social-emotional potential.

Core Beliefs: SPACE

Safety: All children can learn in a safe and supportive environment

Partnership: Education is a partnership amongst students, educators, parents, and the community

Accountability: Life is about choices, personal responsibility and personal accountability

Communication: is the foundation for relationships, progress and success

Equality: Every person should be treated with dignity and respect



Whom the Charter School is Attempting to Educate

Ridgecrest Charter School is committed to providing a successful, safe, and rigorous educational experience aligned to the Common Core State Standards, while promoting the joy, dedication to, and importance of learning for all of our students. Ridgecrest Charter School welcomes, as space and resources are available, all California residents legally able to attend a California public school in grades transitional kindergarten (“TK”) – 8. Our educational program is committed to academic, social, civic, and character development. Our current 2018-2019 enrollment is approximately 500 students; we anticipate that the enrollment will reach approximately 560 students at the end of the renewal charter term. The Charter School’s student population reflects that of the District (data from 2011 CALPADS and 2012 STAR testing.

Mascot & School Color

Our mascot is the EAGLE and our school colors are RED, WHITE and BLUE