School Accountability Report Card
CORE Butte Charter
- For more information about SARC requirements, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.
- For more information about the LCFF or LCAP, see the CDE LCFF web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/lc/.
- For additional information about the school, parents/guardians and community members should contact the school principal or the district office.
Jonelle Pena, Executive Director
- Principal, CORE Butte Charter
About Our School
CORE is a public Personalized Learning charter school, supporting families who home-school their children. A personalized educational program is designed for each student. The Personalized Learning method followed by CORE has its roots in the homeschool movement, where, for decades, parents have privately tailored learning for their children according to their individual needs and preferences.
Prior to the 1990s in California, parents had few choices for their children's education: the public school system, a private school, or private homeschooling. In 1992, California's elected officials enacted California's Charter School Act, which established public charter schools as an option for parents, students, teachers, and community members to design self-governing schools within the public school system to meet the needs of their community. Charter schools were envisioned to provide new, better, and more flexible and innovative opportunities for California students within the public school system as an alternative solution to a voucher system.
And so like most great endeavors, CORE arose as a way to support something that was already happening. Personalized Learning, as it was to become known, was more a response to the "radical" concept in education that the family is the foundation of learning.
It is an honor to work with this fantastic team, synchronizing together as the CORE school network. Every member of our staff, all of the parents who have made this vast commitment to teaching and learning with their children, each student who has made the plunge into an education that is both vital and relevant, all of these team members make CORE an exciting environment to live in and work in every day. Students are being challenged, taking responsibility for their own learning, and vesting themselves in the process. It is a thrill to see education at its very best in our school.
ContactCORE Butte Charter
260 Cohasset Rd., Ste. 120
Chico, CA 95926-2282