About Us

Our History

In May 2004, the San Diego Unified School District approved The Learning Choice Academy and authorized it to serve students in grades K–12.

Our Mission

To empower students to reach their full potential by providing choice in education within collaborative triads of parents, students and school.

A California Charter School

Charter schools have several benefits, including allowing students throughout San Diego County and any neighboring counties to enroll without special paperwork, offering a wider variety of curriculum to students than is typically available to home-schooling parents, offering enrichment opportunities not offered in other public schools, and allowing students to learn using innovative approaches. As a charter school, TLC is able to offer each student an individualized program which recognizes their special needs, exceptional skills, and creative talents.

Professional Affiliations

The Learning Choice Academy strives toward following exemplary practices in all areas. To that means it is an active member in the following organizations:

  • APLUS+ – The Association of Personalized Learning Schools
  • CCSA – California Charter Schools Association
  • CharterVoice/Charter Schools Development Center (CSDC)

Expected Schoolwide Learning Results(ESLRS)

  • Effective Communicators

    • Students write and speak with clarity to diverse audiences
    • Students listen and read attentively to interpret the messages of others
    • Students demonstrate effective communication skills in non-academic settings
    • Students convey ideas, suggestions, and feedback in an effective manner
  • Complex Thinkers and Problem Solvers

    • Students are literate, articulate, mathematically competent, and scientifically and technologically adept
    • Students analyze, interpret, and evaluate significant concepts
    • Students connect ideas across the curriculum to accomplish meaningful tasks
    • Students take learning beyond the school or home and integrate it into the community
  • Responsible, Active Citizens

    • Students embody personal integrity and assume responsibility for decisions and actions
    • Students participate in collaborative decision-making processes
    • Students treat others with courtesy and respect
    • Students display strong self-esteem and positive personal identity
  • Self-Directed Learners

    • Students operate in an environment in which personalized academic plans are used to set meaningful goals based on individual strengths and interests
    • Students exhibit effective study and work habits that include regular attendance and effective time management
    • Students choose curricula based upon individual learning styles and preferences to effectuate lifelong learning goals
    • Students discover and develop their creative and physical abilities to achieve their full potential