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  • Dash Workshop Cancelled

    Due to lack of enough students, the Dash workshop has been cancelled for Spring Semester. Dash will return in the Fall of 2017.

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  • Photo Day

    Students from any of the three sites who have not had their photo taken for the yearbook are encouraged to come to the Photo Day in San Andreas on Tuesday, March 14th from 11A to 2P.  Families can purchase photo packages or just have their photo taken for the yearbook.

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  • Jalynne's Workshop Notices

    1) ROOM CHANGE:  Iron Box Math has been moved to Live Oak (music room) effective January 18th.  The Iron Box workshop is taught each Wednesday from 2-3:30P

    2) Jalynne's Drop in Math on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9A has been moved from Canyon Oak to her office, so as to be able to make one on one math tutoring available..  Math tutoring will start at 9A each of these two days.  Due to high demand and a desire to give individualized support, students/families interested in having  math tutoring, are asked to sign up each week for a 30 minute time slot.  You may sign up for more than one day or more than one time, if available. The weekly sign-up sheet is on a clipboard outside her office. 

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  • Nature Bowl Orientation

    Nature Bowl is an annual science based educational program for 3rd-6th graders that increases ecological knowledge and conservation literacy.  In team settings, students eagerly learn about the environment while building teamwork skills and sharpening their creative and critical thinking abilities.  The program curriculum corresponds with California's  "Next Generation" Science Standards, which makes it a popular event for teachers and educators. Nature Bowl, currently in its 32nd year, is coordinated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and many partner organizations.

    An Orientation meeting will be at the San Andreas site on Thursday, January 26, from 2-3P in the Canyon Oak Room

    Lead teacher:   Mary Anne Garamendi  ext. 2266 

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  • Mountain Oaks Annual Share Day and Talent Show

    Save the Date: February 24, 2017

    This is the day when all students can bring their best work to show and share with the Mountain Oaks community.  We welcome all forms of creative expression and academic excellence: drawing, painting, pottery, craft projects, displays of hobbies and collections, field trip journals, photography, research projects, 4-H projects and inventions. Tables will be provided for your display.

    We also invite students to consider what they might add to our talent show on the stage.  Singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument, gymnastic and martial arts demonstrations, as well as theatrical performances are all possibilities.

    There are sign-up sheets in the library for all those who would like to participate in this day of sharing.  A schedule of events will be posted early in February.

    This is a most special celebration of who we are as a creative learning community.  Please consider what you can bring and sign-up soon. Our audience is also an important part of the day's activities; all family members are welcome. 

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  • Chinese New Year Dragon Parade

    On Wednesday, January 25, 2017 we will be celebrating Chinese New Year with our annual Dragon Parade at the San Andreas site.  Those who would like to be in the parade, please meet in the library at noon.  Spectators can gather in the courtyard.

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  • Cross-Country Skiing Opportunity

    Grades: 2nd - 12th 

    When: Friday, February 3rd

    WhereBe at Bear Valley by 9:30A and ski until 4:30P

    Cost: ONLY $15.00 for rental/lesson/trail pass - AMAZING DISCOUNT FOR STUDENTS

    Need: PARENT DRIVERS - They can ski for $42.00 or go to Lodge to stay warm!

    Sign Up: Front Office (SA), pay $15.00, fill out a permission slip (Click here for permission slip.)

    Contact: If you have any questions, please call or email Janice ( or 754-0532 ext. 2245).

    Other: If it is snowing Friday, February 3rd, we will postpone trip until Friday, February 10th.

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  • DASH Coding Class Final Project Video!

    Click here to see a video presentation of the final projects for the Fall 2016 DASH Coding class.  You will be impressed!

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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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  • Free Six Flags Tickets

    Mountain Oaks is once again participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed program. K-6th grade students may complete 6 hours of free reading time to earn a free ticket to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Pick up your reading log to record your reading time in the library and turn it in by Thursday, February 23rd. 

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  • Workshop Notices from Jalynne

    1)    The MIA Coding class which meets Wednesdays at 9A will have its last meeting on January 11th.  This is a Fall semester workshop only.

    2)    While Legos the Movie II is continuing through Spring, there is room for additional students.  This workshop is for fifth through 8th graders who will build "story" sets using legos to support their creative writing efforts.  A Chromebook is required.  The workshop meets from 12:30-2P on Tuesdays.

    3)    Ironbox Math is a new workshop designed to make math easy and fun for grades four through eight.  Created by well known educator,  Dr. Randy Palisco, Ironbox Math promises to rapidly increase math fluency from simple addition to equations, opening the door for Algebra readiness. Dr. Palisco is the founder of the award winning Synergy Academies whose elementary school was named #1 Urban Elementary School in America in 2013.   The workshop will include computer based math activities, along with white board, pencil/paper and CASSPP testing skills. 

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  • 23rd Annual Retreat on Friday, Jan. 27 from 8:30A-3P


    WAYNE HOUCHIN is an American artist, magician, and TV host.  He has travelled the world, exploring magic and mystery in more than 30 countries.  a renowned magic inventor, he has designed and published a number of popular magic effects, headlined the world famous Magic Castle, and has been featured on covers of National and international trade magazines.  In 2015, Houchin was a guest speaker on magic and science at Oxford University.  His TB series Breaking Magic: The magic of Science aired on Discovery and was watched by more than 100 million people worldwide. Click here to learn more! 


    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. This is your opportunity to provide direct input into the vision and direction of our school.  


    Every parent should come to speak on behalf of their child’s educational needs. Tell us what is working for your child. Tell us specifically what programs and services your child needs that Mountain Oaks is not currently providing. Conversely, we need to know what programs and services we are offering that you feel are not important. We need to know your priorities, where you think we should be spending money, and where you think we could cut back. We want to hear what is important to you, your student and our community as a whole. Only then can the entire community make informed recommendations about program changes for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.  

    High school students should also come to speak on behalf of themselves and their peers. We need to know what you want and this is your opportunity to have direct input into your own education. Your voice counts and it needs to be heard! 


    The Annual Retreat is also the annual business meeting for the school, as outlined in the Mountain Oaks’ By-Laws. We are required to present an annual report outlining Mountain Oaks financial, student and staff demographics and overall program characteristics for the previous school year (2015-2016).  

    Please do not expect to attend the Retreat if you have not made a reservation by the deadline. Please call the main school office at (209) 754-0532 or (888)686-6257, ext. 0 to RSVP. We will be providing a continental breakfast and a lunch for all attendees. Childcare is available if requested at the time you RSVP, however
     lunch will not be provided for children, so please bring a sack lunch for your child. 

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  • Sierra Outdoor School


    Sierra Outdoor School website -

    April 10-12, 2017 [Monday-Wednesday]

    4th-12th Graders


    Click here for Important Detail Flyer.  

    Questions? email Janice - 

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  • PSAT for 8th and 9th Graders

    Who:  8th and 9th Graders

    What:  PSAT 8/9

    Where:  San Andreas Site (White Oak)

    When:  Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (10:30-1:30)

    Cost:  $10.00 (Make Check Payable to Mountain Oaks School)

    More Information: Click here.

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  • Celtic History Day

    What: Get ready for a day filled with experiences in Celtic History and the Renaissance time period.  Come join us as students and families from around the state gather at the Sonora Fair grounds to step back in time to a time of romance, adventure, and even a bit of magic, all while learning about the Celtic culture and history.

    When: Friday, March 10, 2017,   9A-2P

    Where: Sonora Fair Grounds

    Price: $8.00 per student and $15 for adults

    How: Sign-ups and payments are due by January 30th

    We must have 10 students to be able to participate!

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  • Mountain Oaks All-School Science Fair 2017

    The last day to sign up in the Huckleberry Room to participate in the Science Fair this year is Friday, December 16, 2016.

    The Science Fair will be held on Thursday, February 23.  Set-up will be from 1:30-2:30P, Interviews for Grades K-5 will be from 2:30-3:30P and Interviews for Grades 6-12 will be from 3:30-5:00P.

    There will be an announcement at Share Day on Friday, February 24 of those moving on to the County Science Fair. Science Fair Projects may be taken home at the close of Share Day on Friday, February 24.

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  • Sonora Workshop Instructors

    We are looking for a Pottery Workshop Instructor and a PE Workshop Instructor for the Sonora Site for Spring 2017.  If you are interested, please contact Anne Colman at or 754-0532 ext. 2252.

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  • New Field Trip Information for 2016-2017

    Click here to see what is coming up this year as far as field trips go!

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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 Kathie at (209) 754-0532  ext. 2242 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.

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


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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