Mountain Oaks School

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  • New High School Workshops

    High School Students:  Mountain Oaks is offering two new elective classes for the Spring Semester.  The first is a Film/Art History and Appreciation class and the second is a Creative Writing Class.  A-G/College Prep credits may be available for students who participate in either workshop.  Film/Art History and Appreciation (Thursdays, 12:30-2:00P) is an overview of film as a form of historical documentation and current communication with emphasis upon exploring different cultures and how they express their values through film.  The workshop will also touch on other forms of media such as famous paintings, sculpture, glassware and the portrayal of history through art.  Creative Writing (Thursdays, 10:30A-12N) will focus on different writing techniques, styles, and the use of imagination in creating works of fiction.  Workshops start Thursday, January 18th in Canyon Oak.    Either workshop should meet the Fine Arts requirement for graduation.  Junior High students may attend with prior approval of the instructor.

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  • 24th Annual Retreat 

    Friday, January 26, 2018 from 8:30A - 3:00P

    RSVP by January 18, 2018 by calling Dana at 754-0532, ext. 0 and let her know how many will be attending, if you have any dietary needs, and how many children you will need childcare for during the retreat.  Parents are responsible for bringing a sack lunch for their children.  We will only be providing snacks for them during the day. 

    Click here for the Agenda.

    Click here for information about the Keynote Speaker.

    Click here for infomation about the Presentation.

    Purpose of the Annual Retreat

    The purpose of the Annual Retreat is for the Mountain Oaks community, from all sites, to come together as a group to build community ties and to focus collectively on the short and long-term vision for Mountain Oaks. 

    The Annual Retreat is also the annual business meeting for the school, as outlined in the Mountain Oaks’ By-Laws. All parents whose children attend Mountain Oaks become stakeholders in the school (members of the School’s Non-Profit Corporation) upon enrollment. As stakeholders they are entitled to vote on the Corporation’s official business (such as voting for the Board of Directors and approving changes to the School’s Corporate structure). Each year nominations of candidates to run for election to the Board of Directors are accepted from the floor at the Retreat, and must be confirmed through a secret ballot by a simple majority of those stakeholders attending the meeting. This year’s elections are being handled by the Calaveras County Office of Education.

    Parents should come to speak on behalf of their child’s educational needs. Staff should speak on behalf of their students’ needs. Tell us what is working, what specific programs/services are needed that Mountain Oaks is not currently providing, and what programs/services we are offering that are not important. We want to hear what is important to you, your student and our community as a whole so Mountain Oaks may make informed program changes for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.  

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  • Nature Bowl Team

    The Nature Bowl Team will begin meeting on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  Nature bowl is a team activity for grades 3 to 6. We meet at 9:00 on Wednesdays in Blue Oak and attend several field trips to prepare for our field day in April at New Melones! We will work together to learn all about our natural environment. Link here to visit the official site. 

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  • Chinese New Year

    Click here for flyer with more information about this celebration on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

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  • Free Dental Care

    Click here for a flyer with more information.

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  • Spring 2018 San Andreas Workshop Schedule

    The Spring 2018 San Andreas Workshop Schedule is postedd here.  If you were already enrolled in a workshop last semester, you may just continue to attend.  If you wish to drop a workshop that you were in or add a new workshop, please fill out an Add-Drop slip which is available at the front desk. Please note that all workshops now have a size cap.  Those who sign up after a workshop is full, will be kept on a waiting list and notified if there is an opening in the class. 

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  • Exploration of Healthcare Careers

    Don't miss this innovative half-day STEM based workshop for 7th-12th grade students. There will be six hands-on workshop stations about how the body works. Fun and informative!  February 7th, Wednesday, 10A-12N. It will be held in the Mt. Oaks gym. Sign-ups are in the Huckleberry room or on the college/career wall. 

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  • Mid-Year Mandatory i-Ready Testing

    The testing window for the mandatory mid-year i-Ready tests in Math and Reading opens on January 15 and closes on February 23.  Once the testing window opens, students will not be able to do any i-Ready lessons until they have completed the proctored mid-year tests.  Please do not take these tests at home because they must be proctored to be valid.  If any tests are taken at home, they will be deleted and the tests will have to be retaken when proctored.  If you have any questions please contact Anne at ext. 2252.

    Click here for proctoring times at the three sites.

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  • Scholarship List and Packets

    The local senior scholarship list and scholarship packets are now out and available in the black bin on the college/career wall.  They are also at the Ione and Tuolumne sites. The list is divided up by county, so make sure that you look at the right list for your county. 

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  • PSAT for 8th and 9th Graders

    When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 10A-1:30p

    Where: San Andreas Site

    Cost:  $10.00 Pay Front Desk - San Andreas Site

    Who: FIRST 10 Students Paid - Get Seats

    Questions - email Janice @

    Benefit:  PSAT 8/9 establishes a baseline measurement of your college and career readiness as you enter high school.

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  • Fundraisers

    This is a busy time for everyone and most of us will be spending some time shopping.  There are a couple really good ways to help support the school while doing nothing more than your regular shopping.

    Amazon Smile: AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

    eScrip: eScrip is the best way to raise funds for the organizations you want to support. After you’ve signed up, earning is easy - just shop at thousands of eScrip merchants online, and grocers and drug stores in your town.  The merchants then donate a portion of the proceeds to your chosen organization.

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  • Science Fair Information

    Mountain Oaks All School Science Fair at San Andreas Site February 21st, 2018 

    Amador Site Science Fair February 7th, 2018 

    Calaveras County Office of Education Science Fair March 10th, 2018

    Click here for packet of information or pick one up at the front desk. Entry forms are due no later than January 5th, 2018.  Remember that this is an 8th Grade competency requirement and could lead to county level competition and beyond!!  Contact Kelsi with questions at ext. 2227.

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  • 8th Grade Competency Classes in San Andreas

    In San Andreas, Claire's Science Fair Competency workshop starts December 11th and goes through February 12th. The 8th grade Constitution Competency workshop starts February 26th and goes through May 14th. 

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  • Athletic Fundraiser

    Mountain Oaks Athletics is doing a fundraiser.  Please click here for a list of items available.  The school must order a minimum of 40 items and we will receive $3.00 per item as a school fundraiser.  Please order either directly from their website or with your site secretary and make checks payable to Mountain Oaks School.

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  • Coaches Needed

    Mountain Oaks is looking for the following coaches for the 17/18 school year: Softball and Baseball.  Softball, and Baseball run from March through May.  Practices are usually 3:30-5:30 daily except for on game/match days.   Coaches will be required have the following: cleared TB results, fingerprints, and DMV pull.  Each coach will be required to complete the online Coaches Training.  Our coaches will receive a $1500.00 stipend at the end of the season.  If you are interested in coaching, please complete the Classified Application and return it to Samantha Hamilton (Athletic Director) at the Mountain Oaks San Andreas site.  If you have any further questions please call Samantha at 754-0532, ext. 2258.

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  • Great Video Explaining "Why is Math Different Now"

    Click here to watch this explanation by Dr. Raj Shah explaining why math is taught differently than it was in the past.  It helps address misconceptions about the "new math". 

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  • Put Mountain Oaks Website on Your Phone for Easy Access

    Both iPhone and Android users can access the school website by downloading the CCOE app, rather than searching for the website through a web browser. 

    For iPhone users the CCOE app can be found in the Apple Store. For Android users the CCOE app can be found in Google Play. The app is free. After downloading you can choose to have a login and password or skip this option. You will also have the option to choose the CCOE website or Mountain Oaks School. 

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  • Employment Opportunities Available:
    Mountain Oaks School has classified and certificated positions available. Interested applicants may apply on EdJoin at:

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  • Free Counseling

    Counseling is available at NO COST to Calaveras County parents who are uninsured or have other insurance barriers. This program, offered by First 5 Calaveras is for parents who have children ages birth to 17 years of age. To find out more contact Cristi Canepa at Mind Matters 728-2184, or Joyce Peek at First 5 Calaveras 754-6916.

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  • Kick-Off Kamp Resources

    Click here for handouts and other resources from Kick-Off Kamp. Items will be added to this page as available.

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  • Covered California

    Please click here for information about medical insurance through Covered California.

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  • RSS and ICAL icons on the Calendar:

    NEW on the calendar. Click on the RSS and ICAL icons on the calendar for directions.
    RSS or ICAL can be subscribed to and the Mountain Oaks School calendar events will be added to your own personal calendar.  
    Questions? Call Jean at (209) 754-0532  ext. 2226 or email at
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  • Contact Webmaster

    To email the webmaster and request that your child's name or photograph NOT appear on the Mountain Oaks Website, click on the "Questions or Feedback?" button in the green bar at the bottom of this page.
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Accredited by WASC since June, 1998.

  • WASC
    In May 2014, we received K-12th accreditation through June 30, 2020!


  • Welcome
    Mountain Oaks offers the best of independent study at home, on-site classes and online educational opportunities. Our program focuses on providing an individualized, unique, high quality and standards-based learning plan for each student that includes flexibility through varied curriculum, individualized support and innovative opportunities. We honor parent and student choice, in the context of accountability to meet or exceed State/Common Core Standards. Each student and their family works with a fully credentialed teacher who focuses on optimizing the student's potential. As Mountain Oaks is a public charter school, there are no enrollment or tuition fees charged.

    To enroll, call Samantha at
    1-888-686-6257 ext. 2258