Dragons don't fly, we soar!
To bring inspiration and personalization to every student's educational experience.
Establish collaborative partnerships that provide a safe, personalized learning experience where students develop special talents and individual responsibility that enable them to achieve their potential and become knowledgeable, productive citizens.
Hearthstone School has been an integral program through Butte County Office of Education since the 1980’s. We began as Butte County Home Study and in the mid 1990’s developed our charter, partnering with Step-Up Academy (formerly Four Winds School) under the umbrella of Learning Community Charter School. We serve approximately 240 students in grades K-12 throughout Butte County and all contiguous counties.
Hearthstone Charter School is a personalized learning program that provides students the opportunity to complete much of their learning at home. With the guidance of a credentialed teacher, students complete assignments as prescribed in the Student Learning Plan, completing 4-6 hours of schoolwork per day depending on the students’ grade level.
Assignments target grade levels standards and the curriculum provided is standards-aligned, however, Student Learning Plans are individualized based on the students’ academic needs. Parents play an essential role in the facilitation and monitoring of the students’ daily schoolwork. Communication between the parents, student and the teacher is vital to ensure that students have the support they get the most out of the learning experience.
To further support our students’ learning, we offer on-site classes including core subjects, enrichment opportunities, and supports to address the individual academic needs of students. In addition, field trips and activities, organized by our Enrichment Coordinator, provide students with opportunities to learn in alternative ways, network and socialize. Activities are offered on-site to provide enrichment experiences and hands-on learning.
High School options
Hybrid High School
Students attend core subject classes on-site Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Some elective subjects are offered through on-site classes or are assigned by their supervising teacher and students complete independently at home.
Students are assigned all subjects by their supervising teacher and students complete independently at home.
Students are assigned the majority of their courses by their supervising teacher through Edgenuity, an on-line program. Edgenuity courses are are Common Core, NGSS, and state-standards aligned. These courses combine direct-instruction videos featuring expert, on-screen teachers with rigorous assignments, performances tasks, and assessments to engage students and ensure subject-area mastery. Students attend Edgenuity lab to take tests and receive teacher support.
Career Technical Education Pathways
Hearthstone offers three Career Technical Education Pathways to High School students: Health - Patient Care, Design, Visual & Media Arts, and Performing Arts. These pathways provides students with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context.
Hearthstone School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).