What Is VOC?
Valley Oak Charter School is a home-based independent study program. As a public charter school, Valley Oak is free of charge and welcomes students in grades K-12 regardless of race or religious affiliation.
VOC stresses family involvement and individual responsibility. Our program provides homeschooling and parenting support, funding for curriculum materials and a consistent social group in a multi-age setting.
Our program is offered Tuesday through Thursday, September through June. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, contracted staff and specialists lead Elective Classes both on and off campus, providing a wide array of activities and in-depth learning opportunities. Wednesdays are dedicated to field trips, special presentations, workshops, group play and projects, individual activities, and tutoring.
Valley Oak families choose, plan and participate in independent learning activities during the week. As part of an Independent Study Program, learning activities are documented by parents and presented to the teacher weekly along with student work samples. Teachers meet with families periodically throughout the semester to offer feedback, give support, and act as a resource.
Valley Oak supports various styles of homeschooling, honoring each family's unique way of learning. We maintain a large lending library offering a wide variety of learning materials. Books, games science materials, tools, math manipulatives, and reference materials are among many of the available items. In addition, families have access to grade-level funding to supplement their child's home academics.
Valley Oak parents meet several times a year to review, plan and address concerns of the program. Parents as a group have many organizational functions, including serving on school committees, assisting in the classroom, providing support for field trips and special activities.