Ramona Community School will be accepting requests for enrollment for the 2013-14 school year for both Montessori Academy (currently K-7th) and Mountain Valley Academy (K-12th), beginning Feb. 4.
The school's public programs are free, and are part of the Ramona Unified School District.
Although applications will continue to be accepted through June, the “Priority Enrollment Window” closes on Friday, April 12.
Montessori Academy is currently a K-7th grade program, based on the theory and teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori. The curriculum is fully aligned to California Content Standards, but guided in a non-traditional learning environment.
The school's mission is to be a peaceful, nurturing community where children grow academically and socially through the mastery of real life skills and knowledge.
Montessor Academy encourages students to become independent thinkers, engaged learners, and positive contributors to our society by showing responsibility for each other and the world around them.
Students who find success in this program are those who can learn early on to manage their time and attention, make productive choices, and thrive in a busy classroom.
Montessori is a family choice, and best supports the child whose parents are supportive of and involved in the philosophy of Montessori education.
Montessori Academy welcomes applicants from residents of Ramona or within San Diego County.
Mountain Valley Academy is a K-12th grade Independent Study program.
Mountain Valley Academy (MVA) offers a California Content Standards based curriculum that is customized to meet the unique needs of individual students. Students have the option of a total home study program, or one that blends the best of both home and classroom learning, including an option for online high school courses.
In the recommended “blended” option, students attend class two or more days a week, and complete research/project-based assignments outside of class.
The MVA program offers a variety of optional field trips and hands-on activities for social interaction and community-based learning. Parents meet regularly with teaching staff to discuss student progress and plan curricular objectives.
The acadmey's high school program is fully WASC Accredited, offering Honors and a number of Advanced Placement courses. Students can also take community college courses for dual credit.
MVA is proud of its history in having graduates accepted to many of our nation’s finest universities, including Harvard, Princeton, Duke, U.S. Air Force Academy, University of California campuses, and many other excellent higher education and career preparation institutions.
Mountain Valley Academy can extend enrollment opportunity to families living anywhere within San Diego County, or in adjacent counties (Imperial, Riverside, Orange).
Parents are welcome to attend our Parent Information Night on Thursday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. in our Multipurpose Room.
Ramona Community School is located at 1010 Ramona Street, in Ramona. Those interested in our programs are encouraged to call our school office at 760-787-3600 for more information, or to visit our website: www.ramonausd.net.
—Taken from a Ramona Community School news release.