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Local charter schools, community leaders and education partners will participate in the National School Choice Week celebration
SANTA ANA, Calif. – In celebration of National School Choice Week, California Policy Center along with local charter schools will host the 2nd Annual Orange County Charter School Choice Information and Enrollment Fair on Jan. 28 at NOVA Academy Early College High School.
Representatives from Orange County public charter schools, ranging from K-12 will be available to help families understand the enrollment process to public charter schools for their children.
The fair is open to the public from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with a program at 10:30 am to include remarks by education expert Lance Izumi, former state Sen. Gloria Romero, Assemblymember Steven Choi, Mexican Consulate Mario Cuevas, Santa Ana Councilmember Juan Villegas and SAUSD School Board member Cecilia Iglesias.
We will be joined by education advocate, film actor (including Dark Knight Rises, The Fast and the Furious, and Training Day) and producer and Noel Gugliemi.
Some of the county’s top-performing charter schools will host information sessions for prospective students and parents.
Charter schools are free public schools that provide quality public education options to families. According to state data, local public charter schools have raised student performance in the last several years.
Many charter schools offer longer school days, personalized learning programs, project-based learning, and such specialized curriculum as college prep, arts, or Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (or STEM) focused.
Demand for such free, prestigious schools is high. If student applications exceed than the number of available seats, a public lottery is held at each campus to determine enrollment.
“We look forward to hosting this historic event for Orange County families,” said Nova Academy Public Schools’ Chief Executive Officer Renee Lancaster. “Our primary goal is to help parents explore public school options and find a great fit for their child. When parents choose, students win.”
What: 2nd annual Orange County School Choice Fair
When: Saturday, January 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: NOVA Academy Early College High School, 500 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701