Friday, November 19, 2010

C5 International School: proposed charter school

C5 International School is a proposed charter school in the city of San Francisco. It will be one of the first Reggio-inspired elementary school programs in the Bay Area and the first charter school in the area with a comprehensive Reggio-inspired and project-based emergent curriculum throughout the school program. Students will have rich and diverse experiences with different languages and many varied cultural elements, and we will thoroughly incorporate each child’s culture, heritage, and languages into the curriculum. Our charter school will initially have four grades, kindergarten through third grade. We plan to add grades four and five in the next school year, 2011-2012; and, grades six through eight in 2012-2013.

We turned in our charter school proposal and the request for facilities and met the deadline of November 1st. The charter proposal and facilities request were accepted by the San Francisco School Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting on November 9th.

Here are the dates for the SFUSD school board committee meetings prior to giving out a decision regarding our charter proposal. These are mostly in the evening and we will keep you posted about the specific times as they depend on the agendas to be released later on. The meetings are usually held in the SFUSD Office Building, 555 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA 94102:

November 29, 2010 (Monday) - Hearing/Presentation at SFUSD’s Board of Education Budget and Business Services Committee

December 13, 2010 (Monday) - Hearing/Presentation at SFUSD’s Board of Education Curriculum and Program Committee

December 14, 2010 (Tuesday) - Final Recommendation at regular meeting of SFUSD’s Board of Education

For the first two meetings (Nov.29 & Dec. 13), the C5 Charter Development Committee will have a brief presentation and will be followed by public speakers demonstrating community support for the school. Please let us know if you would like to make a public statement (a brief 1-2 minutes each) so we can sign you up before the meeting/s.

On December 14, we would like to the SFUSD School Board to know and see the people who are interested in the program for their children and other children of San Francisco. Therefore, your presence will be of great importance on the day of the Final Recommendation.

Please contact Bev Melugin, Joe Wiseman or Roxy Resuma at C5 Children's School at (415) 7031277 or if you can join us on any of these dates above and if you have any questions. You can also visit for more information about our program.

1 comment:

  1. They'll turn you down. You'll have to go to the State.