Reports & Accreditations
As a Charter School there are a number of reports and accreditations that we are required by law to have available to our CCDS families and the public. Below are those reports for the past two years. Should you need anything else, please contact the office.
CCDS Education Protection Account
School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
Local Control Funding Formula Information and Resources for Parents
The LCAP is a critical part of the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).
Each charter school must engage parents, educators, employees and the community to establish these plans. The plans will describe the charter school’s overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions the charter school will take to achieve the vision and goals.
Questions and Answers
What is the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)?
Local Control Funding Formula: California’s 2013-14 Budget Act included landmark legislation that greatly simplifies the state’s school finance system. The changes introduced by the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) represent a major shift in how California funds Local Educational Agencies (LEAs). For nearly 40 years, California has relied on a system that included general purpose funding (known as revenue limits) and more than 50 tightly defined categorical programs to provide state funding to LEAs. Under LCAFF, California funds school districts, charter school, and county office of education equally per student with adjustments based on grade levels as well as demographic characteristics. LCFF replaces complexity in favor of equity, transparency, and performance.
What is the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)?
The LCAP is an important component of the LCFF. Under the LCFF all LEAs are required to prepare an LCAP, which describes how they intend to meet annual goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities identified pursuant to EC Section 52060(d)
CCDS is required to have an independent financial audit every year. These audits are reported to the Chico Unified School District, Butte County Office of Education and the California Department of Education. Below are the audits from the last three years.
2017-18 Audit (coming December 2018)
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress "The CAASPP results give us a key measure of how well students are mastering California’s challenging academic standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. The skills called for by these standards—the ability to write clearly, think critically and solve problems—are critical to success in college and 21st century careers.
No single assessment can provide teachers with all the feedback they need to tailor instruction to meet the needs of their students. These results should be considered along with other measures of learning and in consultation with a student’s teachers. Because CAASPP tests are given statewide, they provide an opportunity to measure the skills of all students against the same academic standards in the same way, and the results provide information schools can use to improve teaching and learning."
--Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
For more information, see the CAASPP Testing Website.
The Accrediting Commission for Schools (ACS), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. The Commission grants a status of accreditation when a school demonstrates the capacity to implement, monitor, and accomplish its action plan. The ACS/WASC accreditation process fosters excellence in elementary, secondary, and adult education by encouraging school improvement. A six-year cycle guides schools through an ongoing improvement process that includes implementation, assessment, and refinement of the schoolwide action plan on an annual basis.
We proudly are a WASC accredited school, which sets us apart as a reflective organization that is committed to excellence.