Sky Mountain Charter School (SMCS) is a WASC accredited charter school managed by Innovative Education Management (IEM). The school is part of the IEM family of Parent Choice charter schools that thousands of families have chosen for their children in grades K through 12 since 1993. SMCS was approved as an independent study charter by the California Department of Education in 2007. The school serves students in San Bernardino, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties.
Parents work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by: choosing home-based or community-based instruction, selecting individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, utilizing provided materials, resources and supportive instruction, all while promoting real-life context-based learning. Our Education Specialists (ESs) are highly trained, No Child Left Behind certified, credentialed professionals who are available to serve parents as needed in home-based and independent study learning environments.
California has recently launched a significant change to how schools are funded. This new funding model uses a new formula designed to provide more local control over spending. As a result, each district (in our case, each school) is required to create a Local Control Accountability Plan called the LCAP. As part of our schools' continuing effort to engage stakeholders and capture parent, guardian and community input on the LCAP, the IEM Schools have developed a LCFF/LCAP Advisory Information website to explain the new state law, post information as it becomes available, and gather feedback from you as our plan is created.
Learn more about SMCS by looking through the charter, school policies, parent manual, or calling Parent Support at 1-800-979-4436. For more information about IEM and the Parent Choice Philosophy visit www.ieminc.org.