Aplus+ Member Schools

Stellar Charter School
Success Through Academic Excellence

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Personalized Learning Profile

Administrative Headquarters
Stellar Charter School
5885 E. Bonnyview Rd.
P.O. Box 992418
Redding, CA 96099-2418

Contact Information
Patti Furnari,.Principal
Phone: 530-245-7730
Fax: 530-245-7731
Email: pfurnari@rsdnmp.org
Web Site: www.stellar.echalk.com

Charter Sponsor
Redding School District

Communities Served
Shasta, Tehama, Trinity, Siskiyou, Lassen, and Plumas counties

Vision and Mission Statement

The school's vision statement, Success through Academic Excellence , mirrors the school's goal to combine effective school elements in a program which empowers students to meet California 's rigorous academic standards.

Administration, teachers, parents, students, and community partners were instrumental in defining the school's mission statement as follows:

The Mission of Stellar Charter School is to prepare students of all grade levels for the future by providing knowledge and skills to achieve academic excellence, personal growth, success and responsibility as a productive member of the community. Stellar Charter School will support and empower parents who have elected to educate their children in the home with a myriad of community, educational, and technological resources and experiences, and will build and foster a community of learners which views education as not confined to the traditional four walls of a classroom, but rather as a free-flowing exchange of ideas and knowledge based on the needs of each and every individual child.

Program History and Overview
As the vision and mission of the school were developed, comprehensive school development models were also researched by parents, teachers, and administrators, particularly the Coalition of Essential Schools model.

This is a Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration project which proves with three plus years of data that it improves student achievement.

This model emphasizes the learner acquiring a solid foundation of basic skills and using those skills to set personal learning goals, focuses on in-depth investigations, and engages in wider world authentic projects, fieldwork, and service. It also emphasizes professional development, careful monitoring of student success indicators, and an individualized approach to learning that requires large, flexible blocks of time for students.

This model lends itself well to the use of technology for skill development projects and research, and focusing on teachers as facilitators of learning and monitors of progress. It is also compatible with our strong focus on achieving state content standards and assessment measures based on those standards.

This personalized learning model provides the foundation of our school program. Research-based data and our own tracking records of success with our students make available a powerful model to improve academic performance in our Kindergarten through 8 th grade classes, including all sub-groups of learners.

Broad, overall program goals for students of Stellar Charter School include mastery of California content standards in English/language arts, math, science, history/social science, physical education, health, and visual and performing arts for successful entry into high school; the capacity to use technology for learning and problem-solving; the ability to make good decisions regarding personal behavior; self-motivated learning that will extend through high school, college, and a productive adulthood.