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Check Ins. Check Outs: A Fresh Approach to Supporting Kids

Check Ins. Check Outs: A Fresh Approach to Supporting Kids

At Almond Acres we love our kids. We hold dearly to the reality that every child is unique and we nourish them as a whole child. This includes heart, mind, body and soul. Sometimes our great kids need a little bit extra and that’s why we created our check ins, check...

2020 Guide to Tuition-Free, Public Charter Schools in California

2020 Guide to Tuition-Free, Public Charter Schools in California

Are you looking at school options for your child in California? 2020 has brought significant changes to K-12 education and this is causing a lot of parents to consider what education options are available for their children.  It can be hard to know what is the...

Brain Power: What Kind of Learner Am I?

Brain Power: What Kind of Learner Am I?

What type of learner am I?  A  life-long learner with high self-awareness. At Almond Acres we spend the first few weeks of school each year empowering our kids to uncover how they are smart. The question is not "am I smart?" This journey of self discovery is very...

Empowering Students in Their Own Education

Empowering Students in Their Own Education

Every student has innate skills and talents, and it is incredibly rewarding for us to watch each child learn about, and become, the best version of themselves: heart, mind, body, and soul. At Almond Acres Charter Academy, we affirm the strengths and struggles of each...

Inclusivity + Community + Best Practices in Education = Almond Acres

Inclusivity + Community + Best Practices in Education = Almond Acres

We’re trying to move our school from its current hillside location in San Miguel to a larger, more centralized spot in Paso Robles. To do this, we need the approval of the San Luis Obispo Board of Education. Over 100 families and faculty took the time to write letters...

We Are Family

We Are Family

Our Director Bob Bourgault sums up our family ethos so well, “Almond Acres Charter Academy is designed and dedicated to the true meaning of education. The word “educate” originates from the Latin word “educare“ which means to nurture and draw out the learner, not to...