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Charter Schools

There are currently two charter schools operating within the boundaries of Ravenswood City School District. 
KIPP Valiant Community Prep Aspire East Palo Alto Charter School (EPACS) 
CDE Charter#: 1868
CDS: 41-68999-0135608
Non-Profit: Yes
Start Serving Students: 8/10/2017
Charter Type: Start-up
Funding Mode: Direct
Site Type: Combination of Site-based and IS   
CDE Charter#: 0125
CDS: 41-68999-0134197
Non-Profit: Yes
Start Serving Students: 9/4/2003
Charter Type: Start-up
Funding Mode: Direct
Site Type: Site-based Instruction
Charter Petition Expires: 6/30/2025 Charter Petition Expires: 6/30/2027
Current Petition Documents:
Current Petition Documents:
Charter Website:  Charter Website:
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Each charter petition must contain reasonably comprehensive descriptions of each of 15 required elements.
The 15 elements, as specified in EC Section 47605(c)(5)(A-O) are: 
  • A description of the educational program of the school, including who the charter school is attempting to educate, what it means to be an educated person in the 21st century, and how learning best occurs. If the proposed charter school will serve high school pupils, a description of how the charter school will inform parents about the transferability of courses to other public high schools and the eligibility of courses to meet college entrance requirements must be included in the charter petition.
  • The measurable pupil outcomes identified for use by the school.
  • The method by which pupil progress in meeting those pupil outcomes is to be measured.
  • The school’s governance structure, including parental involvement.
  • The qualifications to be met by individuals employed by the school.
  • The procedures to ensure health and safety of pupils and staff, including: employee criminal background checks, safety plans which include topics per EC 44237, and updated and reviewed safety plans by March 1 each year,
  • The means by which the school will have a balance of racial and ethnic pupils, special education pupils, and English learner pupils, including redesignated English proficient pupils, reflective of the general population residing in the territorial jurisdiction of the district where the charter is located.
  • Admissions policies and procedures consistent with EC 47605(e).
  • The manner in which annual financial audits will be conducted, and the manner in which audit exceptions and deficiencies will be resolved.
  • The procedures by which pupils may be suspended or expelled from the charter school for disciplinary reasons or otherwise involuntarily removed from the charter school for any reason (see EC 47605(c)(5)(J)).
  • Provisions for employee coverage under the State Teachers Retirement System, the Public Employees Retirement System, or federal social security.
  • The public school alternatives for pupils residing within the district who choose not to attend charter schools.
  • A description of the rights of any employee of the school district upon leaving the employment of the school district to work in a charter school, and of any rights of return to the school district after employment at a charter school.
  • A dispute resolution process.
  • The procedures to be used if the charter school closes.​