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El Rancho Charter School


Orange Unified School District

Orange County

Michele Walker, Principal

Enrollment: 1,109. Grade Levels: 7-8.

School Characteristics and Replicable Practices

  • 0-7 period bell schedule with flexible options for families in the school day

  • Twice-weekly, 30-minute tutorial for all students with embedded support

  • Two therapy dogs support students and put smiles on everyone’s faces

  • Psychologist-made wellness center for students to reset/decompress

  • Consistent communication: Social media, weekly newsletter, Google Classroom

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