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Almond Acres Charter Academy earns charter renewal, accreditation 


Almond Acres Charter Academy (AACA) in San Miguel has recently been granted their charter renewal and has been accredited by the Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC) for an additional six years. Accreditation is granted based on compelling evidence that a school is accomplishing its stated purposes and functions and meeting acceptable philosophy, goals, and objectives for operations that include student personnel services, curricular programs,  co-curricular programs, staff, school facilities and finance.

Katrina Abston, the WASC Visiting Committee Chair said, “The WASC visiting committee was thoroughly impressed with the educational offering that Almond Acres Charter Academy provides to the community. AACA exemplifies the three tenets of WASC’s philosophy which are to ensure that the school’s goal is successful student learning; the school has a clear purpose and schoolwide student goals; and the school engages in external and internal evaluations as part of continued school improvement to support student learning. The students, faculty and families of AACA truly live the school’s mission which is to help students succeed academically and socially by educating the whole child: heart, mind, body, and soul.”

Almond Acres Charter Academy Executive Director, Bob Bourgault, is thrilled with this prestigious recognition. “It is satisfying to know that innovative research-based practices are truly working. We are also excited to know that our vision has become a reality.”

Almond Acres Charter Academy is currently accepting requests for enrollment for kindergarten through the eighth grade. To learn more about AACA, join them for a campus tour and enrollment presentation this fall. Each tour will provide the opportunity to meet with Executive Director Bourgault, and learn about AACA’s philosophy and framework. The academy is located at 1601 L Street in San Miguel. The schedule for campus tours and enrollment presentations is:

  • Sept. 28 at 8 a.m.
  • Nov. 9 at 8 a.m.
  • Nov. 30 at 8 a.m.

For more information, please visit the AACA website, or call the office at (805) 467.2095.

Almond Acres Charter Academy is a public, tuition-free K–8 school that employs credentialed teachers and administers state-mandated testing to provide families in northern San Luis Obispo County an additional choice in public education. The school is located in San Miguel and is open to all students in all communities. The academy’s mission is to help students succeed academically and socially by educating the whole child: heart, mind, body and soul.

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