Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter

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Director's Message

Welcome to Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School’s website. Our mission is to promote academic achievement in a collaborative environment that creates self-confident, self-reliant learners who will become positive contributors to their communities. Santa Monica worked diligently with LAUSD’s Charter School Division and with charter advocates to ensure an effective instructional program was articulated and supported with broad appeal as a model for initiating school reform.

On May 1, 2012, the Los Angeles Board of Education approved by consensus the divestiture of Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School (SMBCCS) as a Fenton Charter Public School (FCPS). During the LAUSD Board meeting, Superintendent John Deasy told Board Members that this union was an innovative way to implement school reform and “is a model of what public school accountability should look like.” LAUSD Board Member Tamar Galatzan stated, Fenton “has come up with something that is totally innovative. This is the kind of creative thinking that I hope to see from our charter partners."

Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School had an increase of 66 API points during the 2012-13 school year with an API score of 809. The state goal for Santa Monica was 5 API Points. LAUSD’s goal for SMBCCS was 15 API points. Our 66 API point gain was one of the highest single year API gains among all of LAUSD elementary schools last year. SMBCCS increased 12% in Language Arts, 15% in Math, and 27% in Science from 2012 to 2013. We are proud of the exceptional work of our students, staff, and parents to achieve this monumental accomplishment.