In the Traditional Learning option, students attend classes five days a week for six periods a day in classrooms in small class settings. Traditional classroom activities include lectures (with note-taking), class activities, small group discussions, and student presentations. In this setting, students develop traditional learning strategies that will help them to be successful in college courses.
At Escondido Charter High School, 97% of our students attend college after graduation. Our success stems from our ability to challenge the students with rigorous curriculum taught by caring teachers.
One of the key features of our approach is the emphasis we place on Great Books and academic writing. The Great Books program introduces our students to the best minds and loftiest ideals in western civilization, while our academic writing program helps them to develop the technical writing skills they will need in college.
In addition to advanced reading and writing courses, our students are also challenged to take advanced math and science courses, as well as AP courses in many subjects. Students who graduate with the 230-credit academic diploma are prepared to enter schools in the University of California and California State University systems, while students who graduate with the 260-credit advanced academic diploma are prepared to enter the top universities in America and the world.