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4535 Missouri Flat Road, Suite 1A
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone 800-979-4436 Fax 530-295-3583

Sky Mountain Charter School

Sky Mountain Charter School (SMCS) is a WASC accredited charter school managed by Innovative Education Management (IEM). The school is part of the IEM family of parent choice charter schools that thousands of families have chosen for their children in grades K through 12 since 1993. SMCS was approved as an independent study charter by the California Department of Education in 2007. The school serves students in San Bernardino, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties.

Parents work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by: choosing home-based or community based instruction, select individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, providing materials, resources and supportive instruction, promoting real-life context-based learning.  Our  Educational Specialist are highly trained, No Child Left Behind certified credentialed professionals available to you as needed in home based and independent study learning environments.

California has recently launched a significant change to how schools are funded.  This new funding model uses a new formula designed to provide more local control over spending.  As a result, each district (in our case, each school) is required to create a Local Control Accountability Plan called the LCAP.  As part of our schools' continuing effort to engage stakeholders and capture parent, guardian and community input on the LCAP, the IEM Schools have developed a LCFF/LCAP Advisory Information website to explain the new state law, post information as it becomes available, and gather feedback from you as our plan is created.

Learn more about our school by looking through our charter, our school policies and other documents or call Parent Support at 1-800-979-4436. For more information about IEM and the Parent Choice philosophy visit www.ieminc.org.


Education is the Foundation

We commit to providing innovative public education environments for students, their parents and teachers by empowering them to collaboratively create learning opportunities which will develop responsible and contributing members of society.