Trivium Charter is growing again! Trivium will be adding a Santa Barbara/Goleta location (click here for informational flier) and possibly one in Atascadero/Paso Robles area. Our next Santa Barbara informational meeting will be on Thursday, March 20th at 7pm at the following location:
Living Faith Church
4597 Hollister Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
All interested families should plan to be at this meeting to learn about our amazing program. Please pass this information along to any families you feel can benefit from our unique educational model.
Student Enrollment Lottery Update 2/14/2014
Trivium conducted a random lottery yesterday, February 13, 2014. Each student was assigned a number for their requested grade level.
Santa Barbara County:
Lompoc and Santa Maria both have just under 120 students currently seeking enrollment for next year (Lompoc = 119 and Santa Maria = 116). We can accommodate everyone so there is not a waiting list for either site but both sites are almost at capacity. The Santa Barbara location has 28 requests for enrollment. We will be promoting Trivium in that area more heavily in March. I’m confident the Santa Barbara center will be viable given it’s only mid-February.
San Luis Obispo County:
SLO County student numbers must be less than Santa Barbara student numbers since our charter is sponsored in SB County. We have 290 (which includes current students) students requesting spots in Arroyo Grande and 68 in Atascadero. Currently, the AG site serves 219 students and siblings of current students are given priority. So, with our CURRENT set-up which caps the numbers in SLO County based on SB County numbers (the Lompoc and Santa Maria sites = 235), we are only going to be able to add very few new students, if any, in SLO County.
POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS to allow us to serve all (or most) of the students requesting enrollment.
1) The Santa Barbara enrollment grows significantly
2) We are successful in getting a SLO County charter which allows SLO County to grow without a cap based on SB County numbers
The BEST solution is the 2nd charter in SLO County. Lucia Mar school district will be hearing our charter petition request on March 4th at 7PM. We could use everyone’s support in supporting the need for a SLO County charter. If for some reason you cannot attend this meeting, please email the Lucia Mar school district at email@example.com with your thoughts about why they should approve the charter petition.
In the meantime, if you’d like to know where your potential new AG student is on the lottery list, please email our Lead Site Coordinator, Keysha Monette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are growing and have added more classrooms/students at all 3 sites. This year we are focusing on Early Modern Times (1600-1850) and Chemistry/Physical Science. The teachers are busily planning amazing lessons and activities.
CASE day will be implemented differently this year – it will occur at all 3 sites and will not be a full day. We made these changes based on the feedback we received. We are also hiring outside vendor teachers who specialize in an area to provide this instruction. This school year we will have a semester of acting/drama and a semester of sign language. We chose these classes because a) the kids surveyed asked for them and b) these are tough types of classes for students in junior high and high school to have exposure to when they are enrolled in an Independent Study program. For those students that are on the shy side, these are great classes to help develop a greater sense of confidence. For those students who have never known a shy day in their life, they will hone their public speaking and communication skills. Both classes require a study of body language and clear communication. Study Hall support will occur after the ACE days instead of on CASE day. Tuesdays after ACE will be for academic support and Fridays after ACE are focused on enrichment classes. CASE days start after Labor Day
CASE is for 7th grade and older and will be at each site this year (6th grade will be on a space-available and readiness determination). Lompoc will meet on Thursday from 10:-12:30, Santa Maria on Wednesdays from 10:00-12:30 and Arroyo Grande on Thursdays from 10:00 – 12:30.