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Family Dance was a blast

parent dancing with young child in multi-purpose room
A parent dances with her child while dance attendees socialize

The Charter Home Study Academy multi-purpose room was transformed into a rootin' tootin' hootenanny replete with delicious offerings from food trucks, Holy Grail BBQ, Comida Mexicana, and Cowtown Creamery.

CHSA recently hosted a family dance event that brought students, parents, and faculty members together for a night of fun-filled activities.

The event, held on March 23, featured exciting activities such as raffles, dance contests, a photo booth, and line dancing lessons. Parents and students alike enjoyed grooving to the beats of their favorite tunes and showing off their dance moves.

The highlight of the event was the dance contest, where students (and parents) competed against each other by grade level to win certificates to the book fair. The contest was judged by a panel of teachers, who evaluated the performances based on creativity and enthusiasm

The raffles also kept the excitement going, with participants eagerly waiting for their numbers to be called. Lucky winners also walked away credit to the book fair.

4 elementary students pose with hay bales, saddles, and a barn backdrop at the photobooth
Students pose at the photobooth

The photo booth was also a hit, with families posing for pictures in front of rustic backgrounds and props including real hay bales and saddles. The pictures were a perfect way to capture memories of the fun-filled evening.

In addition to the contests and raffles, the event also included line dancing lessons, which were led by a dance teacher, Carolyn Wakefield. Participants learned basic line dancing steps and enjoyed the opportunity to learn new moves.

Student linedance leaders with red bandanas help to teach attendies how to do the electric slide
Student linedance leaders with red bandanas help to teach attendies how to do the electric slide

The Charter Home Study Academy Elementary School family dance event was a great success, with families bonding over fun activities and creating lasting memories. The school's commitment to fostering a sense of community and family spirit was evident throughout the evening. In fact, the entire event was planned and put together by parents!


Principal Steve Bryant dances with a future student
Principal Steve Bryant dances with a future student

Charter Home Study Academy is a leading provider of personalized education in El Dorado County. Along with its sister high school programs Charter University Prep and Charter Connections Academy, CHSA’s innovative hybrid learning approach to education allows students to learn with a flexibility of schedule that combines the comfort of homeschool with the instruction of highly capable teachers. With a focus on fostering a love of learning and a sense of community, Charter Home Study Academy provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the 21st century.



Family Dance this Thursday!

Back to School Information

We are getting ready for our new school year to begin, and are looking forward to seeing all returning students as well as a lot of new students this year.

I know a lot of families are eager to begin (or at least want to know how much time they have left for summer).

School begins August 10th.

We will have a Meet and Greet for our 6-8 students and parents on Wednesday August 10 at 12:15. We will meet in the MP room, have parents fill out any missing paperwork, pick up class schedules, and then go to the classes to meet with the teachers. Students and parents will have the opportunity to go from class to class together. If you have multiple students in these grade levels, we hope that you will be able to split up to get the information for all of the classes. This will also be an opportunity to meet with your supervising teacher. Supervising teachers will not have time for a full meeting, but you will be able to schedule an appointment time with them. Plan on two hours for the meet and greet.

Our TK-5 grade students and parents will meet on Thursday August 11 at 12:15. This will be similar to the 6-8 meeting, but if you have multiples, there will be two opportunities to meet the classroom teacher and go over the class structure. On Wednesday August 10, our TK-5 families can have their own First day back at home by setting up their home school area and organizing materials at home.

Teachers are not available until August 10. Teachers do not return to school until August 9th for a Teacher in-service day and will not be available until August 10. If you need ANYTHING, please contact Brooke or Principal Steve. We are both back to work and in the office. You can reach us at 530-622-6984, through email, or reply to this post.

I-Ready - Returning students can continue with I-ready until August 5. At that time we will roll over for the school year. I know some were struggling to get into I-ready this week. I spoke with IT and the is where the ICON is

  • Log in to google with your school email
  • go to the waffle and click on the ICON for DRIVE
  • When you're in DRIVE, go to the waffle and scroll down to the I-READY ICON
  • That should get you in. (yeah it doesn't make sense to me either).
New Families: We are so excited to have you with us this year. If you are feeling nervous or have any concerns or needs, please reach out. I'm available to meet with families, help you with curriculum, or just walk through the school with the kids. We are here to support. You don't need to buy anything special or create the perfect home schooling environment. The best thing to be is a loving parent that wants to join their kids on this education journey. We are here to support you and help you thrive on that journey.

See You Soon
Principal Steve