Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is a charter school?A. Charter schools are governed by a board of directors elected from among parents, education specialists, and interested community members. Charter schools are allowed some freedoms that district schools are not, and in return they are held to a higher standard of academic and financial accountability. Charter schools often offer programs, curricula, and services that traditional schools do not provide. For more information about charter schools, please visit the California Charter Schools Association web site.
Q. What grade levels does Ingenium Charter Middle School offer?
A. Ingenium Charter Middle School serves grades 6-8. The school opened in 2013. The school's charter petition is here.
Q. Is transportation for Ingenium Charter Middle School students provided by the school?
A. At this time, all families must make their own arrangements to ensure their student arrives at school and returns home safely. Ingenium Charter Middle School will utilize staff and volunteers on the school property and immediately surrounding the campus to assist with their safety.
Q. Are students required to wear uniforms?A. Students are required to wear uniforms every day except for designated free dress days. For the 2016-17 school year, uniforms will consist of either black or khaki pants or skirts, with either white or emerald green polo shirts Iron-on patches with the school logo will be available to each student. Additional information about uniforms and where to purchase them will be included in your child's complete admissions packet.
Q. What type of meal programs are offered for Ingenium Charter Middle School students?
A. We are participating in the federally assisted National School Lunch Program. This program provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. A School Breakfast Program is offered as well. Additional information about these programs will be available to our enrolled students, and menus are updated monthly.
Q. Where do I go if I have a concern?
A. The first step is to call or e-mail your child’s teacher. If you continue to have concerns, you may contact the principal's office. It is important to prearrange a time to see your child’s teacher or an administrator.
Q. What is the procedure when my child is absent from school?
A. Please see our Parent Student Handbook, that is provided to all enrolled students’ families. Please call or email the school office notifying us of your child’s absence.
Q. How will I know what my child is learning?
A. The school publishes a monthly newsletter that includes information about what the students are learning and activities you can do with your child. You may also contact your child’s teacher via email if you have questions.
Q. Will all the classes be using the same teaching method?
A. Please remember that every teacher has their own unique instructional style, but all classes at Ingenium Charter Middle School will be centered around the Ingenium Learning System. All instruction is based on the California State Framework Common Core requirements. These standards are the foundation of our curricular presentations.
Q. Will Ingenium Charter Middle School offer field trips as part of the regular curriculum? Will there be additional costs for the families?
A. Yes, we are planning a variety of field trip opportunities for the 2016-17 school year. There will be no charge, unless a student makes personal purchases.
Q. May I come into the school to volunteer?
A. We welcome volunteers and will request help at various times throughout the school year. Please see the Support area on this web site for more information on current volunteer opportunities.