A Brief Overview of our Program

Trivium Charter School is a Personalized Learning Public School, using a Classical Education model as its foundation. Our WASC accredited school serves K-12 Students from Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County, who may attend any one of our learning centers in Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, Lompoc, Santa Maria or Santa Barbara. We also have an independent study check-in center at Blochman Union for students who are not attending learning center classes.

Most students attend Trivium’s ACE days (A Classical Experience) two days a week at one of our Learning Centers. The ACE day is run from 9:00 to 3:15 focusing on Science and History. Students also study art and music as it relates to the historical time period. As a Classical-based school, students will also engage in public speaking, debate, Socratic-method discussion, dictation, copy-work and memorization as appropriate for the age level. Teachers at Trivium post their lesson overview each week so parents always know the subjects and activities planned. An elective (CASE) day is offered twice a year that gives our students the opportunity to explore other subject matter such as Drama and Foreign Languages.

Home Study days are three days a week where students focus on Math, Language Arts, PE and other electives. Students have many curriculum options at Trivium for Home Study use. Parents are encouraged to individually tailor lessons and progress to their student’s unique needs, interest and ability. Trivium has a Curriculum Coordinator at each center to support families in choosing appropriate curriculum for their students and to help new homeschoolers transition to this hybrid program.

At Trivium, we rotate through time periods in a 4-year cycle.

Year 1 (2015-2016): Ancient History and Biology
Year 2 (2016-2017): Medieval History and Earth/Astronomy
Year 3 (2017-2018): Early Modern Times (1600-1900) and Chemistry
Year 4 (2018-2019): Modern Times (1900-present) and Physics

Students will repeat this cycle every four years – the early years of study create the foundation that more in-depth knowledge is built upon in later years.