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  • Science Classes Possibly Cancelled on Monday, February 26

    Due to the weather, Terry's Science Classes may be cancelled on Monday, February 26. Please check the website or call the school before you come in for Science on Monday in San Andreas.

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  • Columbia College Application Workshop

    If you are planning to go to Columbia College and haven't applied yet, now is your chance to get it done!

    This workshop will be on Tuesday, February 27 at 2P in Canyon Oak.

    A Columbia representative will be here to help you apply to Columbia College for this coming fall. This workshop is for seniors or students who would like to do concurrent enrollment while in high school. Bring a laptop or Chromebook and know your social security number in order to apply.

    Please sign up so we know how many students to expect. 

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  • Pet Day

    We will be having a Pet day on Monday, March 19 @ 10:30A at the San Andreas Site.

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  • Kelsi's Classes Cancelled

    The following classes have been cancelled:

    Chemistry and Environment Science on March 1 in San Andreas

    Nature Bowl on March 7 in San Andreas

    Chemistry on March 6 in Ione

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  • Photo Day Change

    Photo Day at the San Andreas site will be on 4/11 and not 4/4. Same time - 9A-1P.

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  • Jalynne's Classes Cancelled

    Computer Science 3-5 at 9A and Pre-Algebra at 12:30P are cancelled on Monday, February 26, 2018

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    In the interest of improving communication and transparency, the Mountain Oaks Board of Directors has requested that the minutes of their board meetings be posted on the website for the MO community and the public to see. As the board election is currently underway, the minutes may clarify and inform voters about the role of the Board and the issues they have been facing during the 2017-2018 school year. Please take a moment to read up on the Board's doings and the actions they have taken on behalf of our school. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Administrator.

    To read the minutes of the previous Board meetings, please click on this link or on the first Quick Link located on left-hand side of the front page.

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  • Cough, Cold and Flu Season is Here!

    Dear Students and Parent, 

    Please remember that, at heart, Mountain Oaks is a homeschool/independent study program, so please do not feel that you have to bring sick students (or parents) to school. 

    Our attendance is based on the work completed by students in the home setting . . . not whether they are in class . . . so please be courteous to others, and kind to yourself and your family, by staying home if you or yours are sick.


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  • Papa Murphy's Fundraiser

    Sell or buy Papa Murphy's Fundraising Cards!  This is a great deal!  Each card sells for $5 and we get $4 to directly benefit our school. This fundraiser begins on February 14 and ends on March 19, 2018.

    Students can pick a prize for every three cards sold and three students with the highest sales will each receive a $10 Amazon gift card.  Click here for a flyer with more fundraising information.

    The Drama groups in San Andreas and Tuolumne are also selling Papa Murphy's pizza cards to raise money for Drama. (The selling of these cards do not qualify students to earn rewards.)

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  • Academic Decathlon Results

    The 2017-2018 Academic Decathlon Program came to an exciting finish with excellent results from our extremely challenging year of focusing on the Africa Theme. Our minimal team included the Honors’ level of Senior and Team Captain Cierra Terra, who won Silvers in Music & Science; Sophomore Alexa Hughes, who was Team Top Score and earned Gold in Social Science, Silvers in Science & Art and a Bronze in Economics. The Scholastic level was comprised of Junior William Thompson, who won a Gold and Top Score in Language & Literature, Silver in Science and a Bronze in Music; Senior Jarrett Ramirez who won a Gold in Interview and a Bronze in Art. Our Varsity level was made of Senior Ian Cloyd who won a Gold in Music, a Silver in Art & a Bronze in Economics; and Senior Isaiah Carey, who won a Bronze in Music. Thanks to Coach, Rose Justi and Instructors Kathleen Lewis, Terry Hampton, Melissa Ratkovich, Claire Coykendall, Janet Kendig, Lynne Hildreth & Keith Evans.

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  • Amador Science Fair

    The Amador science fair on Wednesday, 2/7/18, was a big hit! A total of 18 entrants participated with a huge variety of projects.

    The final awards were: 

    1st place Alton Parker

    2nd place Ben Kiekhaufer

    3rd place Christopher Hall

    The following students had an honorable mention:

    Colton Faist

    Lily Faist

    Annessa Thompson

    Richard Thompson

    Dominic Ramsey

    Megan Kohler

    Mia Newman

    Lilian Fawver

    Many thanks to the judges and to Amy Parker for volunteering to teach a wonderful Science Fair Preparation workshop at our site!

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  • Mountain Oaks Board Elections

    Mountain Oaks Board Elections will open on February 12th and end on March 2, 2018. Ballots will be mailed to all eligible voters and contain your voting key. Please read your ballot and the instructions carefully. You will find copies of the candidate applications at the following link

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  • Sutter's Fort Clarification

    The curriculum for this trip is designed specifically to support elementary grades 2-6, however, students in older grades are welcome to attend in a volunteer role along with their parents/or other designated adult volunteer. We need all the help we can get to make this trip a success. Please contact Kelsi directly if you wish to volunteer/along with your older student. The station training date has been moved from April 7th to March 3rd to avoid conflict with our drama production.  This training is a Sutter's Fort requirement for station volunteers. We will begin signing up students AFTER we have our volunteer list completed. 

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  • Shark Dissection

    There will be a one-time Shark Dissection workshop in Sonora on February 28, 2018 from 1-3P.

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  • Sutter's Fort Environmental Learning Program

    We are happy to announce the 2018 Mountain Oaks Environmental Learning Program at Sutter's Fort for May 15th! this is for grades 2-6 only. Before we can offer spaces for student participation we need to fully staff and train each learning station at the fort. This is an overnight field trip beginning on Tuesday arriving at the fort first thing in the morning and departing approximately 8:30A Wednesday morning. There are many opportunities for you to help make this trip a success. Please look over the list of stations and let me know by Jan 31st if you are able to volunteer for a station (most require no prior skill...only an interest in helping)...mandatory training at Sutter's Fort for these stations will be March 12th from 8:30A to approximately 12:00P. Click here for list of stations and more information.  Kelsi, at ext. 2227, would like the parent volunteers to please contact her directly if they are interested in running a station. She also has a detailed description of each station.

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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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  • 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

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