CORE @ The Camptonville
Please visit CORE @ TCA's website here: www.coretca.org
Accredited by the Western Association
of Schools and Colleges
321 16th Street
Marysville, CA 95901
Chris Mahurin, School Director
Phone: (530) 742-2786
Fax: (530) 742-6067
Camptonville Union Elementary School
District Communities Served Camptonville Academy serves
students in Yuba and Sutter counties.
The Camptonville Academy (TCA) charter is a public
personalized learning charter school serving K-12 students
who live primarily in isolated, rural and suburban
Northern California communities. To support its Personalized
Learning model of education, which includes both classroom
and beyond classroom learning environments, TCA also
has an Educational Resource Center in Marysville. This
center supports a variety of learning activities and
tools, including classes, computer labs, tutoring,
testing, education resource libraries, and teacher/parent/student
Camptonville Academy (TCA) was
formed in November 1998 as a California Public Charter
School and has been in operation for 4 full years,
beginning its fifth year in September of 2002. It became
a nonprofit public benefit corporation on August 1,
2002 to manage, operate, direct and promote the school.
The school’s main administrative office is located
in Grass Valley. Parents choose to place their student
in the TCA personalized learning environment for the
following primary reasons:
• The student is falling
behind in the traditional site-based classroom.
student is advanced and bored by the pace of the site-based
• Parent wants more involvement with the
• Student is unable to perform in a classroom
full of distractions.
• Student has special needs that
are not addressed in the site-based setting Education
Vision Camptonville Academy’s Mission statement is:
In order to foster the educational pursuits of a diversified
student population through our Independent Study program,
• Supports student development
through parental/teacher choice of materials and curriculum
aligned with state standards.
• Requires parent/student
involvement and commitment to produce successful individualized
• Offers family resource centers with
the goal that students demonstrate measurably increased
knowledge, world/community understanding, and a firm
preparation for higher education.
• To provide unique educational
opportunities nurturing far-reaching success for students.
• To offer parental choice among
public schools and to reach children not served by
the traditional education system through an individualized
approach to education within a supportive learning
community. In a report done by the National Association
of State Boards of Education (NASBE) titled “Any
Time, Any Place, Any Path, Any Pace” (2001) compelling
and comprehensive evidence was given to validate
the personalized learning approach, which advocates
e-learning technology along with creating a variety
of learning choices and environments in public education.
Several components of our charter support this purpose.
• To empower parents to be directly
involved in the education and social development of
• The collaborative learning partnership
with professional oversight by a California certificated
teacher facilitating individualized instruction to
the student and support for the family learning environment.
• Integrating existing and emerging technologies into
instruction and the preparation of students to enter
the workforce or continue their education at college.
• Utilizing computers as a tool for delivering educational
choice provided in students’ homes. Integrating standards-based
curriculum aligned to state frameworks as well as multiple
• Curricula choice aligned with state
standards allowing for the flexibility that addresses
students’ multiple intelligences. Notable Achievements
• Received a Digital High School (DHS) grant in 2000.
• Has been granted candidacy for WASC accreditation.
• Received a distinguished invitation for Camptonville’s
Director as a participant in the 2003 annual Oxford
Round Table Education Conference in England.