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Public charter
Escondido, CA
Students enrolled: 1,200
 

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1441 Montiel Road, Suite 143
Escondido, CA 92026

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(760) 743-7880
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October 10, 2014
We are in our 4th year of working with Dehesa. I love the *community* feel of the school - the administrators at the learning center wear many hats, but there is the definite feeling that they all know you and your kids. Starting out on our homeschool journey, our Facilitator was very helpful in assisting me in choosing what curriculum and what level to use. With the myrad of choices out there, thats a big help! Shes also encouraging of us trying new things, more creative ways of learning material. For our first three years, my son participated in the 2-day/week enrichment program (k-2 in one or two closely working together groups, less than 10 kids in each group). Our academics we did at home, these days were for group play and doing the homeschool stuff better done in groups - art, gardening, music, etc. I really appreciated that if a student was there causing delays in the activities, they werent allowed to stay. One of the reasons for not going to a neighborhood school was that I didnt want my boys school time wasted by the teacher trying to get cooperation from someone else. We have found Dehesa to be a great partner in our sons education, and recommend them to all.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
My son attended this school for 2 years at the Escondido Learning Center. He was one of the first students to be admitted when the campus opened before the campus moved to a permanent building. As was mentioned in an earlier review, young students are expected to work independently as it is a Montessori structured philosophy of learning. The lead wore many hats, including school nurse, which was concerning to me. We had an ongoing issue with my son's primary teacher. I volunteered occasionally in the classroom and during school functions. The most unfortunate thing that occurred is being witness to the singling out of my son in the classroom for his behavior, especially when, comparatively, other students were much more disruptive. He thrived in Montessori method prior this school, but the ratios were also much smaller.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2014
My daughter is at the end of 1st grade. She likes it. Now, montessori isn't for everyone. if your child is not motivated to learn they may not do well. If your child does have a love of learning they will advance quickly. I have stopped by seeing my 6yr old doing multiplication with her peers.Like I said, not for every child. It is a good fit for ours. Also French and guitar lessons are fabulous. All charter schools have high turnover rates. that is the nature of the beast since all these teachers could be making more in regular public school so. As of now we love our teacher and have seen our daughter flourish.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2014
Enroll at this school with caution. My son attended the Escondido South Learning Center. There is a low teacher to student ratio and assistants in the kindergarten classes. Without getting into too much detail, it was decided that my son s behavior was not appropriate for their school and with no notice we were asked to either enroll him in the homeschool program or withdraw him from the school effective immediately. There were only five weeks left in the school year and my son was forced to change schools without even the opportunity to say goodbye to his teachers or all of his friends at school, some of which he had known since preschool. What you need to know is that this school is strict Montessori and kids, even in kindergarten are expected to work independently on work for at least two hours a day. The school staffs communication with me was lacking on its best day. On its worst day I got no communication from the school. I am not saying be any means that it will not work for some students, but for any student who does not fit into the Montessori model perfectly will struggle.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2014
My child went to one of DCS' Montessori learning centers and I strongly advise that you do not send your child(ren) there. The administration are very unorganized, do not get back to parents in a timely manner or even at all, make you sign paperwork with little to no explanation of what it is and/or it's purpose, and they constantly make changes without notifying the parents or even giving the students notice! There is also an extremely high turnover rate of staff. That reveals how the school is doing. While one or two of their Montessori centers are run better than the one we were at, if you are even thinking about sending your child(ten) here I strongly suggest you research which site you want to go to first.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2013
I can't imagine my homeschool experience without DCS. It is truly a learning experience for both parents and students. My children love attending the wide variety of classes at the learning center, and I love the nurturing, encouraging friendships with the other moms. I have received so much support from my EF, who is also the site director. She spends a lot of time with me to make sure I am on the right track, am comfortable and confident with what I'm doing, and makes sure I've always got all the curriculum I need, plus fun stuff we might want. She's given me things for my family from her own supplies as well! (And my kids happen to adore her!) In my experience, all the EFs at our Riverside location are wonderful women who seem to truly love kids and care about families and homeschooling. Along with the basic, fun courses in math, history, language arts and science, there are fun elective courses which change regularly, and parents get to suggest and vote on what classes they'd like offered the following semester. Parents and kids are highly encouraged to take responsibility for what goes on in our learning center, and that's what makes us so successful at homeschooling.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2013
I attend the Riverside location of the Dehesa Charter School. This is an awesome layout & they have the greatest EF's there to help you every step of the way. This is totally the way to go! I'm a first time homeschooling mom & never for a moment had an issue what to teach my child or a lack of materials. They gave me so many ideas and books & the library on campus, I had more than enough to share & teach. Plus, they do a mom's teaching hour that answers any questions & gives us mom tons of ideas for all kinds of types of learners. It's been tremendous. It's a lot of fun too, we do a lot of activities on campus during breaks & fun bonding for the kids, they get plenty of their socializing. There's a lot of enrichment at this campus, my favorite was the cooking classes, dance classes, helping hands class that taught volunteerism, manners class, & great field trips. It helps when the teachers are so approachable and fun spirited. We have a lot of fun. The EF's rock there, they're the lifeline of the success. The school leader, Kathy, is a goofball and knows her stuff, she sets the pace for a fun learning kind of place. Check it out, our kids are excelling like none other.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2013
Great charter school with the freedom I love in homeschooling my children. Very family oriented.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
Dehesa Charter School is the perfect fit for my family. We have been with Dehesa for the past three years and have the best facilitator around. She knows what my son's gift areas are and is constantly encouraging him in those areas. She also challenges him to give his best in all his endeavors. She provides extra materials for him and even will purchase him things with her own money. I have been please with the curriculum I am able to use and the school has been very supportive of the materials I choose to use at home. We use the learning center in our area and have been so pleased with the classes they offer. The teachers are engaging with my son and he enjoys the opportunity to socialize with the other students there. We also find it challenging which is what we are looking for in some of his academic classes. I wanted my son to have homework from the classes that he takes but not just boring worksheets. Several of his teachers will require group projects for the students to work on and at the end of each semester they are displayed at a year end EXPO. I highly recommend Dehesa Charter school and their learning centers. We have had such a positive experience with them.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
DCS was founded on great ideals yet it lacks the leadership to properly implement them. Surprisingly the staff and administrators are not equipped to find out-of-the-box solutions for gifted children. If you raise any concerns be prepared to deal with a long, tedious, unorganized, and lackluster process. DCS leadership also lacks the ability to receive constructive criticism without taking it personally. When they are questioned on their approach they do not provide well-thought out and mature responses, instead their first instinct is to circle the wagons and push the parents/ students out of the program. Bottom line? If you are looking for an innovative and creative solution to an under-performing California public school then stay away from DCS there are better options out there (i.e. other private and charter schools in the area). If your child has behavioral issues that prevents them from participating in a standard California public school and you just want a quick and easy solution then DCS may be for you.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2012
Dehesa Charter School is one of the best options available here in the Hemet Valley. My children joined Dehesa last semester, having left a great private school that they enjoyed. I wasn't sure how they would respond to home schooling. They loved it! It was due to the great Learning Center Dehesa has with exciting classes and great teachers. They loved the field trips, hands-on method of study and all the wonderful group of students they met. We are excited about our new school year with Dehesa! We are truly blessed to be with Dehesa.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2012
Great school except it lacks a great on-site high school math program. As long as you provide your own math, you will be alright at this school. Otherwise, keep looking.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2012
We are so grateful to have found Dehesa Charter School. The spirit of kindness and encouragement has been amazing. We appreciate the understanding, and the support, of different learning styles. We appreciate the creativity and the nurturing we received at the Murrieta leaning center. My son is happy with learning for the first time in a long time. Thank you so much!!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2012
We have been with Dehesa Charter School for 4 years, and I could not be happier with all aspects of this school! We have two boys (2nd and 6th grade) and they actually look forward to school and our monthly meetings with our amazing Educational Facilitator! In fact, every EF we have met has been nothing but helpful to our family! Our children attend the Murrieta Learning Center weekly and each and every teacher exceeds our expectations! You can tell they all have a passion for teaching! My children are excelling at their education and I feel they are receiving the best education they can get! Thank you Dehesa!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2012
I cannot say enough about the positive experience my family has had with Dehesa Charter School. The entire program is brilliant, a dream opportunity for my four homeschooled children. My kids thrive in the classes, feeling more like they are spending time with family than stcuk in a classroom. The teachers are incredibly approachable, calling and emailng frequently, always taking the time to truly listen to my children and help them, with sincere care for their well being. The lessons are academicly outstanding, challenging enough to push my kids and enjoyable enough that they don't even realize they are learning~ the exact atmosphere I have always tried to create as a homeschool mom. The families who participate at the learning center are fabulous! Everyone has gone out of their way to welcome our family, making the decision to join Dehesa one of the best homeschool decisions we have made in the twelve years we have been homeschooling!

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2012
My son and I moved to CA. from TX. and we were in need of a good high school with an excellent special education program. My son has high functioning Autism and a speech and language disability, so it was important that we find a high school that offered programs that would fit his needs. After looking into the local high schools we decided that it would be best to look at a charter school. Through a friend we found Dehesa. Dehesa offers programs that fit my sons needs and I am able to be part of his education. The staff at Dehesa are more than I could have imagined a charter school to be. They work very hard to make sure that your childs needs are being met. They are kind and so very helpful in finding the right programs for your child, especially those with special needs. They make sure your child is progressing and if your child is having troubles they will work hard to find what works best for your child. Dehesa works hand in hand with you in finding the right educational program for your child. Thank You so very much DEHESA!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2012
Dehesa is staffed with great teachers, who always push you to do the best you can, without overwhelming you. As a student they help you learn at your level, never holding you back. The teachers don't get frustrated when you don't understand something, instead they explain and make sure you understand it before moving on. I have had great a experience with Dehesa for the past 5years, and highly recommend it.

- submitted by a community member
June 01, 2012
I currently have a 4th grader and two 8th graders enrolled. We graduated two high schoolers in 2011, both of whom were academic merit scholarship recipients to 4-yr universities. (One is pursuing a dual degree in engineering at the Univ of Notre Dame; the other was one of only 4 students accepted into an accelerated med school program at Tulane.) Both graduated early, at 15 & 16 repectively. Dehesa made this possible. "Personalized Learning" means just that: They ensure YOUR kids learn, set goals, and find ways to meet them. The personalization of this school goes beyond their extensive resources, however. The element that sets it apart, is the people. Every teacher knows your child - not their name, but something about their interests, their personality, their strengths, their weaknesses. As cliche at it sounds, these people are true educators, and they CARE. That makes all the difference. International Robotics competitions, Mock Trial with real lawyers and judges at the courthouse, International Economic Summits, Proms...Dehesa is a TEAM of caring and competent educators who provide OPPORTUNITY to those families seeking it. They want what you do: What is best for YOUR student.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2012
DCS has been and continues to be a tremendous educational experience for my family. In the 5 years we ve worked with Dehesa, we ve experienced nothing but the most professional, responsive, and cooperative support from a skilled, knowledgeable and caring staff. All of our children have enjoyed the advantage of Dehesa s willingness to tailor programs to meet individual needs and goals; whether that means accelerating the high school curriculum in order to graduate early, or bringing in additional learning opportunities on subjects and technologies that are of particular interest. In response to a couple of baffling negative comments below, I understand that this level of flexibility and individualized approach may not be for every parent or every student. I actually credit the staff for informing parents when a student (or parent) is not responding well enough for that student to succeed in this approach. Dehesa does not offer the one-size-fits-all conformity of a standard public school. That the school acknowledges that it may not be the best fit for a particular student (or parent) speaks to its commitment to each individual.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2012
After five and a half years in public school, I decided to take a new a new approach to my son's learning experience. Dehesa made it possible to truly personalize my son's schooling. He entered into this program halfway through his 5th grade year and before that time he had always struggled with Language Arts. Within 2 months time in the Dehesa program there was a vast improvment in his writting skills - but on top of that, he was really enjoying his school experience for the very first time. Dehesa has made the learning experience fun and exciting.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2012
I am a 6th grade student at Dehesa Charter School in Hemet. It is a great school! You get many opportunities that you do not get at other schools. You don t have to sit down and stare at your paper wishing class was over. At the learning center, the teachers are one-on-one and help you a lot. You do not have to only take Language Arts but can take a Writing Class. My Budding Authors class was excellent and never boring. My math teacher is AWESOME! Kids are nice there and they don t pick on you. I would recommend Dehesa to a lot of people.

- submitted by a community member
May 31, 2012
I am a 2nd grade student at Dehesa Charter School in Hemet. I would recommend it because you learn a lot and you will make great friends there. I love going to the learning center and the teachers are very nice and kind. History class is my favorite and we did lots of activities. I also learned a lot about many different sports in my PE class. I like home schooling because if you like history or math you can do extra activities. There are also lots of fun websites that help you learn. Dehesa is a great school!

- submitted by a community member
May 31, 2012
I moved my children to Dehesa Charter School in 2007, when the homeschooling charter we had been with still hadn't managed to secure a permanent location. Each year, I have reviewed the other options in the community, and Dehesa stands alone. There is no other school, charter or otherwise, that offers the variety and quality of electives my children have had access to at Dehesa. They have taken Latin, Mandarin Chinese, Mock Trial, Computer Applications, and Shakespeare classes, among others. When my son chose to transfer to a larger charter high school, he was well prepared. He'd already gotten high school credit for Algebra from Dehesa's capable teaching staff, and his placement test results put him in Sophomore-year Geometry for his Freshman year. Dehesa's combination of classroom instruction plus on-line resources is a win for our children; my daughter, who is in 7th grade, is always one step ahead in her classes because the on-line content allows her to work at her own pace. I would confidently recommend Dehesa Charter School to any family that seeks a more personalized approach to their children's education.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2012
We've been at Dehesa for 3 years now, and going into our fourth. I have nothing but praise for this school, the program and its teachers. They are beyond dedicated to positive learning experiences and guiding the children to self-teaching, such an important life lesson that isn't found in most other schools. The community involvement is outstanding! We have such an amazing group of parents, teachers and staff all working together to make this such a wonderful school for our children to learn and grow. The class sizes are small and the teachers are right on top of helping the kids reach their goals. I have ALWAYS received immediate response every time I have contacted the teachers and staff, by e-mail and by phone. When I've had concerns, they were addressed and handled appropriately and civilly. The school holds fundraisers throughout the year, they are creative and fun (not your typical selling over-priced wrapping paper) and I have always been pleased with the way those funds are spent (ie: peace garden, canopy shades, books & classroom equipment) There is zero tuition to attend, only to give some volunteer hours, which is well worth it for us to be part of this amazing program!

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2012
This was our first year at Dehesa and will happily be returning for the 2012-13 school year. I have researched all of the local homeschool charters and this is THE school that fits all of my criteria. The Learning Center classes are great. They are well planned, organized, and the kids learn a lot while still finding it fun and enjoyable. I was very pleased with the teachers and staff there. The only complaint my kids have is that they want to go to the learning center classes ALL YEAR and don't want to take a break over the summer! My educational facilitator is phenomenal. She was key to making the transition to this school work and she came through with flying colors. Any need or want or issue she just took care of for us seamlessly. This is a fantastic school with a wonderful staff, great kids, and caring parents. Dehesa makes homeschooling easy.....well, as easy as it can be. ;)

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2012
Dehesa offers a safe, warm ,loving environment with a great level of parent involvement. They offer a high level of Montessori education which is difficult to get in a public setting. The children are responsible, connected to their community and nature. They have a long wait list as people value the small, friendly atmosphere where children have small classes and individual learning options.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2012
I am dumbfounded at the earlier 2 bad reviews. Nothing could be further from the truth concerning Dehesa Charter School. My son has a learning disability and his treatment at Dehesa is the only thing that has saved him when compared with the way he used to be treated at the regular public school. Not only do they do pretty much everything I reasonably request to assist him but they go the step beyond as well to make sure the program is tailored to his learning styles and needs and that he is enjoying it. They have made learning fun for him again with fieldtrips and activities to enrich his learning experince. He is passionate about science and art and they work with me to tailor his program around useing those aspects to catch his interest even on the things that are hard for him. He has an IEP and is given Resource and Tutoring. He has an awesome EF that takes the time to just sit and chat with the family and make sure we are all on track for goals. We are 100% a part of the Dehesa team that is making a difference in our son's life. I can't say enough good about how they work with us to help our son reach his full potential. I am truely in their debt as a parent.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2012
We joined Dehesa 3 years ago, for high school. It has been a life saver to work with an experienced and efficient Educational Facilitator and a diligent counselor backed by a professional and supportive administration. Each question is answered in a timely manner and we all work together. As a parent you decide how involved you want to be in your student's education. The school offers a wide choice of classes on-site that are interesting and meet the high school requirements. Your student may also work at home and/ or take classes at the community colleges. You have the support of the resource center. Basically, you can decide to study in whichever way that works best for you. That is what I like about Dehesa, the student is the driver, they drive their own education. This is very important for their later years, for work, community college or university. What we mostly appreciate is the flexibility and support that Dehesa offers. My son has been able to find his true calling and to continue developing it while successfully doing high school. It would have been very difficult if not impossible at a regular high school.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2012
We are finishing our 3rd year with Dehesa Charter School's Montessori Learning Center and I couldn't be happier. My two children have thrived in the personalized Montessori learning environment. I love the small community feel as well as the fact that I as a parent have a voice. Administration is wonderful and I am so grateful to have this alternative to traditional public schools. My children are confident, curious, thoughtful and kind contributing members of their educational communities and look forward to going to school. I am proud of our school and our environment! We have a tremendous amount of parent support as well as an amazing principal. So lucky!

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2012
Dehesa Charter should be investigated. Follow the money, which they have plenty of. They intentionally inhibit parents from observing classes, communicating with each other, or with staff. They will force you out if you ask ques.We had problems with teachers using religious curriculum. Administration said they would do something, didn't, and then waited for an excuse to kick my child out of the center. They closed the school early, didn't notify parents directly, and when I LEFT A MESSAGE TO SPEAK TO AN ADMINISTRATOR... the Executive Director emailed me and said she was removing my child from classes. Long story short, they said they had a problem with me personally. Really. Point blank. Why? Because I asked questions maybe? If the school doesn't want parents to ask questions, they are hiding something. This school DOES NOT WANT to help give your kids an education, they just want THE MONEY!!! This charter should be investigated and hopefully closed so that it stops sponging our tax dollars away from deserving public schools. If you haven't had a problem with Dehesa, you should still SAY SOMETHING. Make the school better. "If I stand, and then you stand, the rest will follow."

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2012
We did not have a good experience at Dehesa Charter High. The way I was treated as a parent was appalling. The staff was difficult to work with. Teachers rarely ever responded to emails promptly. I usually had to wait 3-7 days to get a response to a question. They are understaffed and unorganized, and seem to be making it up as they go along. They have 1-2 decent teachers, but it's not enough to outweigh the way they treat the parents who are partnering with the school in the homeschooling portion. So glad to have my kids out of there.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2011
www.dehesacharterschool.org is the official website, and a lot of info can be found there. The school also has a list of vendors for extracurricular activities, which is a plus.

- submitted by a community member
April 10, 2011
Dehesa Charter School is a great school. They really help parents and students and listen to what they want and need. Everyone gets a learning plan based on their interests and learning styles. You can do everything independently, or take classes at a learning center. The learning center classes are like being at a college, but they only have about 12-20 students in them. They have teams and clubs like traditional schools do, and all their teachers have credentials.

- submitted by a community member
April 04, 2011
I have two children who attend the Community Montessori learning center at Dehesa Charter School. The program has been such a blessing. My children are happy and love learning. They are able to move at their own pace, have choice in learning, are part of a great community, and are learning about their place in the world and the greater global community. I feel they are receiving an educaiton based on respect for all; where grace, and individuallity is important and valued. We love that there is so little emphisis on testing, and much more of an emphisis on love of learning! Thank you Dehesa! This is just the piece of the puzzle that is missing in most public education alternatives!

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2011
This school is a homeschooling charter school. You will love this school if you are motivated to take charge of your child's education. This school gives support, both financial and curricular, and a flexible system of accountability. Like all public schools, they need you to participate in state testing, so even if you object to the tail wagging the dog, go ahead and make a reasonable effort to help the school that way. There is no reason that your child can't score well on the standardized tests; if that is a high priority to you, the resources and support at Dehesa are ample to help you make it happen. The bottom line is that YOU (the parent) are in charge of the daily work. You should not select this school if you cannot be HIGHLY involved in nurturing your child toward their academic goals.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2011
My son attended the first part of the year at the new center on N. Broadway as a kindergartener. My EF was very supportive but the resources were very limited. I had to create most of my own curriculum for most subjects. The program was very disappointing. I put my son in the Montessorri program because of the philosophy of working with the individual child. The teacher was not credentialed and inexperienced. My son had difficulty adjusting to being in school and there were no interventions implemented. There was poor communication from the teacher and staff. I tried to set up a parent meeting without success and tried emaling the teacher several times without responses. My son was also not learning. He is in another Charter school now where there is an abundance of resources and excellent communication from teachers and staff. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2011
Lots of flexibility and parent choice when it comes to curriculum and electives. Good teacher support as well. A great alternative!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2010
Five Stars. The school, its faculty, and other resources are terrific.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 11, 2009
I have children in Dehesa. I enjoy my Education Facilitator (Dehesa's foot soldiers). He is dedicated. Dehesa seems to have good extra curicular activities. I am extremly unhappy with how they deal with the funds that the state give to them. I wait for important curriculum for a whole semester. I have order important curriculum for the second semester and never received it - at all. A kung fu class teacher that my students used didn't get paid for three months. There are good things to participate in with Dehesa. But you might want to plan on either being behind in your teaching and except that you will not get the curriculum that you order. Each student is allocated a specific sum of money for the school year including all the extra curriculum stuff. Where it goes I do not know

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August 25, 2009
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August 11, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 10, 2008
My children have gone to public schools, been homeschooled and are now in Dehesa. It is a great option and a great school. I would say that the site that you choose may matter to you. Some sites are in nicer buildings than others, but overall, the education is great and the teachers are good. The staff is friendly.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 04, 2008
Through Dehesa Charter School, my children are able to go beyond state standards to experience more meaningful and real-life learning experiences. The staff really understands personalized learning, and I appreciate all the support and resources my children and I receive. Dehesa is able to meet the needs of both novice and experienced home-schooling parents. We are here to stay.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2007
I have been very happy with Dehesa. I am a first time homeschooling mother and have found that my facilitator has given me great ideas and curriculum to use with my son. I have been very happy with the enrichment classes and also the PE courses that have been offered for my son. This is a great school and the administration and staff are working very hard to make this a fantastic school!

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2007
Great freedom of choice. Unfortunately, especially for high school students, it is difficult to find rigorous program. They seem to be trying to address this and have added many on-line opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2007
Dehesa Charter School is an excellent source of help for the home school family. Dehesa gives each family the flexibility to educate their children to their learning styles, while following state guidelines. Facilitators are very helpful and open to your educational concerns. They have several enrichment centers were the kids can go and take quality classes. My children love going to the enrichment center. Some of the classes they enjoy are nature study, quilting, cartooning, web design and sign language. Dehesa also, pays for P.E. classes, week long sport clinics, and quality field trips. There is access to vendors that provide tutoring, art and music lessons. Most important, parents are encouraged to be involved.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2006
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- submitted by a student
June 20, 2005
This program gives a parent the flexibility to choose there child s materials however, it needs to develop a way to get the parents involved within the school. This past year they have been working on putting together more extra classes however I found the options for middle school to be limited. The field trips have been acceptable and always fun for the kids. This year they held a talent exposition that show cased everything from art to skits to musical. The program will pay for venders , outside classes or programs that have been approved by the school. On a whole this is a good homeschool program to be involved with.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2004
I have seen great improvement since the school was founded and feel comfortable with the direction the school is headed. I have also noticed a big change in the quality of the program since the school made a leadership change during the middle of last year. The school and its staff seem truly dedicated to servicing homeschoolers and those that are interested in being more involved in their child's education. Most charters seem to give lip serivce to a personalized approach and try to bring the classroom into the home, Dehesa Charter seems to be true to their stated goals of serving each child on a personalized basis. Keep up the great work! I can't wait to see what comes next.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2004
Dehesa has had a new administration since February 2004. It has been a breath of fresh air. The school is running smoothly with lots of personal attention and personalized learning. The focus is on the family and providing lots of enrichment for the students. This year we plan on going to Washington, D.C. If you are looking for an independent study program with lots of choice, Dehesa is for you.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2004
I really appreciate the focus on idividual learning styles and the ability of parents to choose curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2004
This has been our first year with Dehesa for my son who is just finishing kindergarten. We had been a part of a co-op group previously and I have enjoyed teaching my son this past year with the tremendous support and great programs that Dehesa has offered. From the facilitator through the school to our field trips we have been encouraged and excited about the leadership and guidance that Dehesa has offered our family. Looking forward to next year through the school and we are behind Dehesa 100% as a resource for every family to benefit from.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2004
Very poor execution of a very good idea. Lacks vision, leadership and effective communication.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2003
There is not any parent support, and if you tried getting support they will be defensive.

- submitted by a parent
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Dehesa Charter School
1441 Montiel Road, Suite 143, Escondido, CA  92026
(760) 743-7880
Last modified Dehesa Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dehesa Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 57 reviews. Top