About Us

About Us

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, 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 attending an information session or  calling Parent Support at 1-844-283-7113. 

Our Mission

We believe in honoring individual education choices. We commit to providing an innovative public education for students, their parents, and teachers by empowering them to create learning opportunities which develop responsible and contributing members of society.

Term Definition
We All of us; working together across departmental and school boundaries. We are united in our mission. We all influence the result.
individual education choices We believe that the selection of educational plans and opportunities is the right of parents and students with the support of their Education Specialists.
innovative public education We foster new ideas in all levels of the learning organization.
empowering We believe in giving students, parents and teachers the freedom to make responsible and effective decisions and implement educational plans, by providing them with multiple tools, resources and programs.
create learning opportunities We believe that the selection of educational plans and opportunities is the right of parents and students with the support of their Education Specialists.
responsible and contributing We are developing educated students who have become aware of their ability and necessity to become productive citizens.

Contact Us

4535 Missouri Flat Road, Suite 1A Placerville, CA 95667

Counties Served

Los Angeles
San Bernardino




ACS WASC Accredited
WASC Accredited
Independent Study
Individualized Learning Plans
Parent Choice
NCAA approved