"Climbing Toward College and Career Readiness"


Principal’s message

We would like to welcome all new and returning Ararat Charter School families!

We are looking forward to working together with everyone in order to ensure another successful school year. Our efforts will be focused on teaching our students the necessary 21st century skills needed in order to be college and career ready. We also understand the importance of teaching our students to think critically in order to be productive and successful world citizens with an appreciation of cultural diversity.

You will be receiving our Parent/Student Handbook which offers information about our school’s policies and procedures in order to help parents and students have a successful school year. Our school staff is readily available should you have any questions pertaining to our handbook.

Our teachers will continue focusing on teaching our students the California state standards with an emphasis on how to apply them in a real world setting. Our students in K-5 will be continuously be assessed throughout the school year with our curriculum embedded assessments. Students in grades 3-5 will be taking the CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress). This state test will be assessing our students in their understanding of the California state Standards in ELA and Math. This test will be administered online and will require students to have typing skills in order to response to questions in ELA and Math. Ararat Charter School will be working diligently with students during computer lab in order ensure that students have the necessary skills needed to take the test. More information will be forthcoming on how you can help prepare your child for the test. We would like to continue to collaborate with all Ararat Charter School families in order to help best meet the needs of all students.

Make sure you return the signature page to your child’s teacher by the end of the first week of school.


Principal Signature

Eddie Villela,