Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School
Reviewed and Approved by the California
Department of Education (CDE), the Advisory Commission
on Charter Schools (ACCS), and the California State
Board of Education (SBE) for meeting or exceeding state
mandated fiscal accountability requirements.
Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School
111 New Mohawk Rd.
Nevada City, CA. 95959
Jenny Travers, Director
Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School serves K-8 students
who reside in Nevada, Placer, Sierra, and Yuba counties.
Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School is sponsored
by the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools
Twin Ridges Home Study charter school is a community
of parents and teachers dedicated to educating our
children in a nurturing and responsive environment.
We are family centered, striving to educate the whole
child, encouraging them in every area of endeavor:
physical, intuitive, intellectual, creative and social.
Our goal is to encourage freedom of thought, uninhibited
by fear of being wrong; to foster the ability to see
clearly, think critically and search for the truth.
We will nurture thoughtfulness, inspire imagination,
awaken curiosity and engage the learner with rewards
of discovery, awareness, advocacy and personal motivation.
Our program addresses individual needs and values
uniqueness. We seek to inspire a sense of self worth
in every child, to develop confident, competent and
responsible students who will become independent workers
and thinkers. We hope to instill an appreciation of
self and others, foster the development of social skills
and personal interests, and ultimately send into society
a unique and capable individual with the academic and
personal habits and attitudes needed to be an educated
citizen in the 21st century.
To work closely with both students and parents
in providing opportunities, experiences, lessons,
classes, gatherings, field trips, home visits,
and other support services so that each student
can grow academically, personally, and socially.
To give parents and their children the opportunity
to choose goals that are in alignment with their
To assist and nurture parents who want increased
commitment and involvement in their child's education.
To provide a collaborative relationship between
parents and staff in designing successful programs,
strategies, and practices.
To encourage an environment where parents and
staff work together to assess the program by
identifying strengths and areas that need improvement.
To assure that students exiting this program
in eighth grade will perform at or above grade
level as a group.
Students enrolled in our school meet their individual
educational goals through home-based independent
learning programs, classroom-based courses, community-based
educational programs, and supplemental learning projects
that liberate them to go beyond the walls of a classroom
to explore new alternatives
An emphasis on quality literature, children's classics,
a variety of publishers and approaches to literacy,
classes in writing and journaling, and the publishing
of finished work.
Choices in textbooks, math manipulatives, supplemental
problem solving--each student working at his or her
own level to aquire expertise in all strands of mathematics.
History/ Social Studies:
Students produce multi-cultural events including
fairs with booths and food from different countries,
story telling, puppet shows of Greek and Central
American myths, plays based on myths from other cultures,
art projects linked to the study of other cultures
and historical periods, biography parties, and book
dioramas. Students also work on community service
projects, such as saving the rain forests, visiting
nursing homes, and working on local environmental
A strong emphasis is placed on both scientific literacy
and the use of the scientific method. Environmental
studies are conducted in the field in beautiful natural
Visual and Performing Arts:
In addition to the classes listed above, students
use their educational budget to pay for private music
lessons, dance classes and studio art classes. Student
performances are scheduled at all sites for families
Students use their budgets to progress through martial
arts' levels, to participate in ski programs, and
to take advantage of local sports and fitness opportunities.
Learning Centers may also offer site-based physical