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K-12
Public charter
Palmdale, CA
Students enrolled: 610
Before care: No
After care: No

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37230 37th Street East
Palmdale, CA 93550

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(661) 285-1600
(661) 272-1728
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June 23, 2014
Our new High School opened last August. Being brand new, we had our challenges and we faced them head on. As a result, we achieved a six year WASC accreditation and the prestigious Civic Learning Award of Merit! Our students are superstars! We help them to achieve by providing them with individualized plans for success! This year we offer 3 pathways, online accredited courses and individual student tablets. We are on the right track for success! The best is yet to come.

- submitted by a teacher
June 23, 2014
I have five. (5) children now at both campuses; and can't say enough GREAT things about this school. I am saddened to see the negative comments by this parent of a Senior; first, I know she only had ONE child and the fact that the school went out of their way to ensure these students had the same experience and activities as the large schools in the community. These students had courses, in which there were only 6 students. The school provides the "community" and responsiveness of a private school for FREE. It is a true blessing to have this school in our community!!! This year every student will have a FREE tablet and ALL online books! The teachers are best if the best and I am grateful for their service!!! My children will be there (2) of them for the next 10 years!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2014
I have 2 students that went to this School last year and it was so bad like one of ther other parents that made a comment . About it being unorganized so true I had a son that just graduated there in May and it was so bad they graduated with the 8th Graders and the whole time the director of the school was talking about how good this school is , And What there getting next year hmmm that's what we were suppose to get this pass year and didn't get .. And he was so concerned about the mayor being there it was so very sad that my son didn't have a great last year of higih school .. Took my other son out of this school .. And they let all there security go and there only keeping 1 because they spent to much money on the K9 dog Rita .. So think twice on sending your child here next year .

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2014
Well it is no so bad in all ,but it is not what they say in their webside, all is about a bussiness, it is to small and old and the education is like other commun school ...happy not to have my kids there any more.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2014
I'm so upset with myself for enrolling my kids to this school. They don't have nothing organize. The school does let you know any progress on your kid, no progress reports or report cards for that matter. We moved from a little town in Missouri we only had one school there from K-!2 so when i heard about guidance its seem the same as are town. But like i said worst mistake ever. My son a senior and he had to take the cahsee test twice because school doesn't have the results my guess is that they lost the test because like I said nothing is organized in that school. I have two more students that would had been attending that school, but now I will be enrolling them to a diffrent School. Overall I DONT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE. DONT EVEN DESERVE ONE STAR but I have to pick one because it won't let me post.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
Best High School choice in the Antelope Valley, they have medical Academy, Art, TV and Media Academy, Music and Dance Art Academy, CIF sports like Soccer, Basketball, volleyball, baseball, swimming, track , cross country and the School is WASC accredited.

- submitted by a community member
December 31, 2013
This School is a One of a Kind School! The Front Office Staff is the friendliest and most professional I've ever come across. Ms. Selina is the Sweetest Secretary you could ever meet, Always greeting parents and students with a Beautiful Smile and in a Very Courteous Manner. The teachers are also Great at this school, I believe the API Scores talks for themselves. This is truly a "School of Choice" Thank you Guidance Charter School for Being TOP NOTCH!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
This school is not about the students!! I've never seen so much media about the director and so little about the kids. What a joke, I will be dis-enrolling my child.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2013
I think others should know that this school is not up to par. The director does not have the best interest of the students at heart. My son was a student there and I was not happy with the conditions in which he was under as a student. There is no shade for the students to have PE, nor is there any real playground so to speak. The education is so, so....I would not recommend this school to anyone looking for a smaller, private type feel . The school really is a joke, and the classrooms are too small. My son is at a public school now and is getting all his education needs met and the culture is what I had growing up in the Antelope Valley.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2012
The Attendance Clerk Mrs. Selina is the best employee in the school. Thanks for all you do Mrs. Selina you are much appreciated by the parents.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2012
This Schools is a HOAX, they are not into making sure that the Student is in there best intrest, instead they are busy worried about the next fund raiser, I think there are people that live on site, what kind of school is this? There Principal Mrs.Keene is probably the worst person there to get a hold of to discuss issues, They are always trying to have you see someone else, so she does not have to deal with it. I think Charter School should be closed, and reopen the other Elementry down the block.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2012
This school is absolutely terrible! Do NOT send your kids to this school! The administration is horrible and does not follow state laws!

- submitted by a community member
August 25, 2011
Actually look at the API and CST test scores here on Greatschools.org....they aren't that great....and they only got a great schools score of 4 out of 10........not good.......the school may have potential, but it"s not as great as some claim it to be....it has a long way to go......

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2011
I love GCS. I moved my child from a PSD school that was so big that my child was lost in the shuffle. She struggles in some subjects and was not receiving any help. At GCS her teachers volunteer their own time after school to tutor her. My only major complaint is that GCS added another 134 students this year. I just hope that they don't forget that a small student population is part of what makes them great.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2011
Well... there are not cameras in the classrooms just on the playground and in the cafeteria, not very odd. As for the strict rules, many schools in the area have behavior issues that Guidance does not, maybe because of the rules? I am glad the children are protected. However, the website does need to be updated and more information added but this issue does not bother me at all. The way a website looks is in now ay an indication of the quality of the education the students recieve.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
The teachers are the best!

- submitted by a teacher
November 01, 2010
The Guidance Charter School continues to amaze me. The school continues to boast small class sizes, a high API, and a very safe and secure campus. The staff is amazing and all work together for a bright future for our children...an all around outstanding school!

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2010
i love because it a great school the kids are the best

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 01, 2010
This is a great school because they have qualified staff

- submitted by a community member
October 28, 2010
Great school. Great environment.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 28, 2010
This is a great school. We love The Guidance Charter School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 27, 2010
I think this is an outstanding school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
Me gusta esta escuela por la seguridad que tiene esta sercas de mi casa y por que tiene muy buenas calificasiones y la dedicacion de las maestras gracias por aceptar a mis ninos

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
the care and time taken for each child.

- submitted by a community member
October 25, 2010
The Guidance Charter School has given my kids the opportunity to have the freedom of speech. My kids voice has been heard and not just thrown to the side. Teachers and staff have aways made themselves available to my kids. My son who receives resource has been given the chance to stay in a school that is going to help him with his disability. We love The GCS......

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2010
The Guidance Charter School has high educational standards with an amazing learning environment. The teachers, administration, and parents work hard to provide an outstanding education for all students.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2010
The GCS is one of the best charter schools to have your child registered in. Test scores are great and keep improving each year.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2010
the best school in the a.v i love the school and teachers nothing like it in my opinion as far as i know.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
My daughter is attending her first year at this school. I like that the classes have a low student-to-teacher ratio. I also like that they are giving children from lower-income neighborhoods a chance to get a good education, rather than being lost in the shuffle. I think her teacher is great, and it is great that progress reports are done weekly, and parents are so involved in the child's academic career. This is so important for a child's future. This school has so much potential, I hope that it continues to grow into a top-notch school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
The guidance charter school has exceeded my expectations in dedication and learning environment for students. I am so pleased with the progress my children have made in academics. The computer technology program really prepared my graduating eighth grader for the curriculum demands of high school. Not to mention the introduction to foriegn language, which has enhanced awareness and appreciation of diversity of cross culture understanding. I cannot say enough about the positive learning experience my children have had at guidance charter. Proud to be a gator mom

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2009
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- submitted by a student
July 14, 2009
my children attended this school for the first time last year, the teachers were great. my son and i loved his kinder teacher. I love the 20 students per teacher concept. the curriculum is great which is why my kids will attend here next year. i love the curriculum my daughter is a GATE student and the school has incorporated that into her curriculum. However, the principal needs to respect her workers and parents more. the administration needs to be more organized and give parents more notice on school events.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 20, 2008
For a child to be attending te public School system today is just crazy, The Guidance Charter School is a godsend answer to this problem. My child has just started this great school and I couldn't be happier! no more than 20 students per classroom gives the children the attention from the teacher that is needed! The staff is very friendly and helping and caring. The have a great interactive website http://www.thegcs.org, check it out for yourself! Caring Parent -

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September 19, 2007
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March 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2005
This is my child's second year at this school and I love the staff, administration, and how happy my son is.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2004
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With a maximum of 20 students per class, our students experience direct interaction with their teachers. Students strengths and/or weaknesses are readily assessed to provide an optimum learning environment and academic progress.

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Guidance Charter School
37230 37th Street East, Palmdale, CA  93550
(661) 285-1600
Last modified Guidance Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Guidance Charter School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top