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Hours 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
School leader Dr. Olaf Jorgenson
Transportation options None

Programs

Classes

8
Visual Arts
including: Painting
2
Music
including: Band
2
Languages
including: French
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Improv
Poetry
Media arts Graphics
Computer animation
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Textiles
Sculpture
Printmaking
Photography
Painting
Drawing / Sketching
Design
Ceramics
World languages taught Spanish
French
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Engineering
Foreign languages
Humanities
Mathematics
Music
Performing arts
Science
Service learning
Technology
Visual arts
Writing
Instructional / curriculum models used STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Instructional / curriculum models used (misc.) Whole-child emphasis
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Early childhood program offered Yes

Support

15
Facilities
including: Performance stage
Extra learning resources Differentiated learning programs
Extra learning resources (misc.) Math Lab
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Auditorium
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Parent center
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab

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School cultural diversity1

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 74% 26%
Asian or Pacific Islander 18% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 52%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Black 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

3
Girls Sports
including: Volleyball
3
Boys Sports
including: Flag football
7
Clubs
including: Debate
Girls sports Volleyball
Track
Basketball
Boys sports Basketball
Flag football
Track
Clubs (misc.) 3D Printer Club
  Competition Speech & Debate
Clubs Chess club
Debate
Girl Scouts
Girls on the Run
Math club
Robotics club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
Students typically come from these schools Explorer Preschool
  ATLC Preschool
  Little Oak Preschool
Students typically continue on to these schools Private high schools (80%)
  Neighborhood public high schools (20%)

Awards

Academic award Bay Area Parent "Best of the Best" Hall of Fame
  Accredited by California Association of Independent Schools

Teachers

9
Staff
including: PE instructor
Staff Art teacher
Computer specialist
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Robotics / Technology specialist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
French

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Partner website Http://www.caisca.org/page/2242_Home.asp
Partner Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT)
Partner website Http://www.raft.net/

Enrollment

Learn more Http://www.almadencountryschool.org/admissions/index.aspx
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
Application deadline 02/02/2015
Tuition range (low) $11000
Tuition range (high) $19000
For the year 2014-2015
Vouchers accepted No
Financial aid offered Yes
# of applications received 75
For the year 2014-2015
# of students accepted 45
For the year 2014-2015

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012