Olive Crest Academy ready to Serve Community
New Charter School Open in Coachella
Fermin Jaramillo, the Principal/Director of Olive Crest is looking forward to the start of their first semester with 100 students. The school will eventually enroll 400 students. This year they will start with grades 9 and 10. At this time they still have openings for 25 students. They will accept enrollments after the start of the school year for the following semester until the end of January.
Olive Crest is a public charter school which means it is FREE to the students. There are distinct advantages to attend a charter school including small classes and a concentration on the student with emphasize in a continued education. The school is chartered under the Coachella Valley Unified School District and falls in the purview of the Riverside County Office of education.
With a strong emphasize on continued education whether it be college or trade school, students and parents are interviewed together to ascertain there is a motivation to succeed. Olive Crest will provide the skills necessary to achieve success and will work closely with College of the Desert to assist Juniors and Seniors from Olive Crest in attending the community college to get a head start on their college classes. Classes and text books are free to the students and available to all residents.
The school will be starting with six teachers, one counselor, a secretary and a Director of Education as well as Principal Jaramillo. Parents are expected to participate in the students success and certain informational and school events are considered mandatory. This ensures a continued flow of information and the structuring of success as the students progress. The Charter school will also have a 40 minute home work assistance period prior to leaving school. This enables all students to understand their assignments and in many instances do their homework before they leave school. According to Principal Jaramillo, said “math is a crucial subject that often requires the assistance parents can no longer give. We want our students to be prepared, we want to provide a service for the students and community to help them achieve their hopes and dreams”.
School hours will be from 7:45am to 3:40 Monday through Friday
Principal Jaramillo welcomes anyone interested in finding out more about this excellent opportunity for our students and he can be reached at Olive Crest Academy, 52780 Frederick Street, Coachella Ca. 92236, phone number 1-877-795-2725, ext, 8199. The web site is available at: www.olivecrestacademy.org . Assistance in transfers or filling out the forms can be obtained at the school.