Clemente Charter School (CCS) attempts to attract, enroll and retain the broadest spectrum of students and families representing our diverse community.
CCS is nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices and all other operations. Clemente Charter School does not charge tuition and does not discriminate on the basis of the characteristics listed in Education Code Section 220 (actual or perceived disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code or association with an individual who has any of the aforementioned characteristics). While CCS is open to any student in the state pursuant to charter law, space in the school is limited.
Clemente Charter School has joined with the local Chamber of Commerce. Through this affiliation, CCS is working to build partnerships with businesses and the community. CCS staff visits area preschools, with a specific focus on free programs, to discuss the Clemente Charter School system to prospective parents.
In addition, Clemente Charter School staff regularly visits local apartment complexes and homes to introduce the school to socio-economically disadvantaged families. The goal is to increase access to a high-quality education to these families. Bilingual teachers and staff visit area grocery stores and businesses that cater to a Hispanic/Latino clientele to encourage families to learn more about the school. Teachers and other stakeholders attend local sporting events, community festivals, and cultural celebrations to encourage diverse populations to tour the school.
Informational content is published in local media, such as the Daily News, the Spanish publication, La Opinion and on Telemundo52. Our management organization, Ingenium Schools, has advertised frequently in El Clasificado, which is targeted to the Spanish-speaking community.
Many of our teachers and staff are bilingual. The CCS website is easily viewable in Spanish by clicking a prominent button on the home page, and the school bulletin is published in both English and Spanish and posted on the ClementeCharter.org web site. The Clemente Charter School school forms and enrollment materials are available in both English and Spanish.