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Pivot Charter School
Santa Rosa Open House Feb 20

Pivot Charter School North Bay Now Enrolling, Information Session Scheduled Feb. 20

School Offers Students Personalized Support On-Site and Online 

Pivot Charter School, North Bay, a free public charter school serving students, grades 6-12, in Sonoma and surrounding counties, has scheduled a local information session to help interested students and parents learn more about the innovative hybrid learning program. The information session will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Pivot Charter School, 1577 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa. Pivot is currently enrolling students for the spring semester and the 2013-14 school year.    

Pivot North Bay offers site-based and virtual educational options that tailor learning through an online curriculum that lets students learn at their own pace. Students in the site-based option attend school at the Santa Rosa facility from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays/Thursdays or 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and receive support from credentialed teachers on-site and online. Students who choose the virtual option complete their coursework from the comfort of their own homes, have online access to credentialed teachers who provide real-time instruction 24 hours a day Monday through Friday and can meet with teachers in person at Pivot's Santa Rosa facility if additional assistance is needed. 

"At Pivot, our mission is to ensure that no child falls through the cracks, which is why we have created an individualized program tailored to each student's unique learning style and educational needs," said Jayna Gaskell, Pivot Charter Schools executive director. "We offer a safe, caring environment that includes comprehensive one-on-one student support through tutoring, small group classes and learning labs. Our school offers students around-the-clock technical and academic support, as well as a flexible class schedule that let them proceed at their own pace."

Pivot Charter School - Santa Rosa classroom

Pivot Charter School offers a comprehensive, standards-based curriculum, including more than 15 Advanced Placement courses, unique electives like music theory and graphic arts, credit recovery and early graduation options. Students can jump-start their college careers with dual enrollment in college courses. In addition to on-site teachers available during school hours, Pivot students have online access to California-credentialed teachers who can provide immediate assistance 24 hours a day during the school week.

Pivot Charter School is ideal for many students, including home-schooled students, those needing a flexible schedule due to work or outside activity or family obligations, students living in remote locations, advanced learners or students with health or physical challenges. Nationally recognized learning provider Advanced Academics supplies the program's learning management system, web-based curriculum and online teaching staff.

or more information, interested students and parents can go to  or call 707-843-4676.


About Pivot Charter Schools

ROADS Education Organization, a not-for-profit California corporation, currently operates Pivot Charter Schools serving San Diego, Riverside, Butte and Sonoma Counties and their contiguous counties. Its programs combine an online curriculum with site-based offerings that let students work at their own pace, receive immediate online tutoring and participate in small-group instruction classes and tutorials. Pivot Charter School, North Bay offers this unique hybrid educational program to middle and high school students in Sonoma, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Solano and Napa Counties.