Bowling Green Charter School is a 50-year-old K-6 elementary school with an illustrious history that became California’s 18th charter school in 1993. In the mid-1960’s it was featured in Sunset Magazine for its innovative arboretum, which was a focal point of community involvement and integrated thematic instruction. As one of California’s earliest charter schools, it has continued that noble tradition and embraced other ground-breaking policies, such as class size reduction, that have since become common throughout the district and state.
At this time the school is organized into two distinct small learning communities (SLCs) : the Ken McCoy Academy for Excellence and the Chacón Language and Science Academy, working in tandem to serve the needs of our changing population. Both SLCs operate under one charter, the Bowling Green Educational Community. Each small learning community has its own principal, governance structure, budget and educational program.
Prior to 1993 Bowling Green was a traditional elementary school in the Sacramento City Unified School District. The central campus is fifty years old. In 1993 the school became the 18th charter school in California. The charter was renewed in 1997 and again in 2002. With extensive changes, it was again renewed in 2008.
In 1999 the school expanded with the construction of the BF annex of 17 classrooms; in 2001 the school library was expanded and renovated. In 2004 the West Wing was opened adjacent to the central campus with 11 classrooms.
As per Education Code, Bowling Green Elementary Charter School submitted the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) for the 2015-16 school year to both our chartering authority, SCUSD, and the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) on July 1.
This program will give students the opportunity to participate in meaningful and engaging activities through a project based learning program to strengthen their literacy, math, social science, healthy eating, physical activity, and artistic skills. Free breakfast and lunch provided daily. Program includes Field Trips, performances, and an end of the summer community celebration!
Dates: June 22 – July 30, 2015
Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Days: Monday – Thursday
Application Due Date: May 1, 2015 (Space is limited, enrollment based on a lottery process)
Locations: A.M. Winn, Bowling Green, Boys & Girls Club (Teichert), Caroline Wenzel, Elder Creek, Ethel I Baker, Ethel Phillips, Golden Empire, John Bidwell, Leataata Floyd, Marina Vista (Freedom School), Meadow Glen (Community), Nicholas, O.W. Erlewine, Peter Burnett, Phoenix Park (Freedom School) and William Land.
Bowling Green McCoy Academy students got a chance to get an up-close look at farm animals last month during Farm Day, sponsored by 4H.
Members of a local 4H Club brought their animals to the school and students were able to see the animals and talk with the owners. “It was like a day on the farm right in the middle of the city!” says Principal Susan Gibson. “A huge thanks to 4H members and coordinators for making this event possible.”
SCUSD provides part day State funded preschool for eligible parents. The family monthly income must be under a certain amount.
If you would like to enroll in the State Preschool program please contact one of our two registration center Hiram Johnson Family Education Center, 3535 65th Street, (916) 277-7151;or Capital City Child Development Center, 7220 24th Street, (916) 433-2736.
Charter schools are often described as “dependent” and “independent.”
While the Charter Schools Act does not recognize the terms “dependent” and “independent” when referencing charter schools, these terms have become shorthand to describe the relationship of the charter to the district.
Dependent charters are considered charter schools that have been created by the district board and are an integral part of the district’s portfolio of schools.
During the course of any given year, the Child Development program provides early care and education to approximately 3,000 children ages 0-12. Children served include typically developing infants, toddlers and preschoolers and those with disabilities.
Parents are afforded a variety of program options and approaches, including center-based and home-based services, full-day/part-day preschool, infant/toddler playgroups and before/after school-age care.