(650) 508-7343 750 Dartmouth Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070




The San Carlos Charter is a K-8 school just south of San Francisco serving students of San Carlos and the Peninsula. We are a progressive school that emphasizes project-based learning and interdisciplinary units. San Carlos Charter is the oldest charter school in California and one of the oldest operating charter schools in the United States. Over the last 20 years, SCC has been a leader in progressive education. We believe that fostering a nurturing and supportive community supports our students as they develop into considerate, thoughtful, ethical, and engaged citizens.


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Latest Information


Covid-19 Response Page

Covid-19 Return to School Procedures Plan (updated 5/13/21)

Cal-OSHA Covid Safety Plan

CA School Guidance Checklist (updated 2/20/21)


SCC learners go into the world as curious, socially-conscious, and creative independent thinkers, inspired to make positive and authentic contributions to society.

SCC educators bravely try new things, and succeed or fail, share reflections with education leaders locally and beyond.


SCC fosters an inclusive, learner-centric environment that draws from the whole community to support all of our children as learners and people.

The core components of our approach are:

  • Expose and support learners to solve real-world problems
  • Encourage collaboration
  • Emphasize social emotional learning
  • Promote reflection and continuous growth
  • Inspire advocacy for self and others


Access the our online repository of Board of Directors’ Agendas.


The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (Learning Continuity Plan) is a key part of the overall budget package for K-12 that seeks to address funding stability for schools while providing information at the local educational agency (LEA) level for how student learning continuity will be addressed during the COVID-19 crisis in the 2020–21 school year. The provisions for the plan were approved by the Governor and Legislature in June in SB 98 and can be found in EC Section 43509.

The Education Protection Account (EPA) was created in November 2012 by Proposition 30, The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012, and it was implemented in 2013. The EPA is governed by Section 36 of Article XIII of the California Constitution, which was amended by Proposition 55 in November 2016.

The revenues generated from Section 36 of Article XIII of the California Constitution are deposited into a state account called the Education Protection Account. Of the funds in the account, 89 percent is provided to K-12 education and 11 percent to community colleges.