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About Baker Charter Schools


Our Mission: To empower the next generation through innovative, rigorous, and personalized educational options. 

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About Baker Charter Schools


Our Mission: To empower the next generation through innovative, rigorous, and personalized educational options. 

Baker Web Academy Vision

The heart of success for Baker Web Academy is helping all students become motivated, INDEPENDENT learners in an environment of INNOVATION, individualized education, and personal INTERACTION.

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Baker Charter Schools are two charter schools sponsored by the Baker School District in Eastern Oregon. The schools were founded in 2008 and have experienced exponential growth since then, serving students all across the state.  

Baker Web Academy offers K-12 students a full menu of classes (online and/or textbook-based) as well field trips, labs, and other face-to-face educational opportunities. Each family is assigned a mentor teacher who visits the student twice a month in the comfort of the student’s own home, or at a local business if the family prefers. Teachers are Oregon-certified instructors who care about students and want to make their education meaningful and challenging.  Students receive the materials they need for success, whether that is a laptop or a curriculum of textbooks.

 

Baker Early College

Baker Early College’s purpose is to make COLLEGE possible TODAY for students who are ready for the challenges and rewards so they will be READY for TOMORROW.

Baker Early College allows students grades 10-12 a chance to complete high school and start their college experience early. Students attend local community college classes and gain high school and college credit at the same time. BEC pays for 12 credits per term of tuition/fees and $200 in book reimbursements. Students are supported by licensed staff who are experts at making community college studies successful. Many students earn their high school diploma with 1-2 years of college already completed!

 

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Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Is it possible for my student to take an elective course or participate in sports at our local school?

We encourage families to talk directly first with their local school’s principal. We have experienced great success with this particular scenario. It does however require the approval of the local school’s principal to allow your student to be on school grounds during school hours.


Q. About the home-visits every two weeks. Is that a requirement, or is this part of your program flexible?

We have learned that every student requires an individualized approach. At our charter, the staff and teachers strive to make every experience a positive one. For example, if your family would prefer fewer home visits but more email interaction, we are happy to make this accommodation for you.


Q. Is my student required to participate in state testing through your program?

Yes. Like every other public school, we receive state funds to operate our school and therefore must meet state requirements in reference to state testing. 

 


Q. What about students who don't speak English?

 

 

ESL classes, in addition to other language-level appropriate coursework, are offered through a live virtual classroom Mondays through Thursdays.  ESL students will receive individualized instruction from an instructor who guides the students through a standards-based and culturally relevant curriculum.

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Accreditation


Accreditation


About Accreditation

Accreditation is a third-party external review process that evaluates our school on operational components and provides detailed feedback.  This process ensures we are operating in alignment with current best practice in the field.  Keeping our accreditation current allows us to have our credits transfer to colleges, universities, and other K-12 institutions.

Baker Charter Schools completed our accreditation during the course of this 2016-2017 school year with AdvancED.  Both schools are fully accredited and aligned to state/national standards.  Each school received higher than average accreditation scores and demonstrates strong practices to support our students.

BWA Accreditation Overview

IEQ- Index of Education Quality represents the overall accreditation score for an institution compared to the entire AdvancED network of 35,000 schools across the world.

BEC Accreditation Overview

IEQ- Index of Education Quality represents the overall accreditation score for an institution compared to the entire AdvancED network of 35,000 schools across the world.

Survey Results

BWA Survey Results– (744 surveys collected) overall 4/4, parents- 4.45/5, students- 4.3/5, and staff 4.45/5

BEC Survey Score– (162 surveys collected) overall 3/4, parents- 4.45/5, students- 4.2/5, and staff 4.44/5

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Our Board of Directors


Our Board of Directors


 

Baker Charter Schools’ Board Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday AFTER THE FIRST MONDAY at 5:00 pm of every month.

 

North Baker Education Center
2725 Seventh Street; Baker City, OR 97814.

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Employment


Employment


Jobs that shape the future of Education

Working for Baker Charter Schools is not just a teaching job. It is an opportunity to become a part of a unique school approach that prioritizes capacity-building in students and encourages professional growth in staff. We offer competitive salary and benefit packages, provide cutting-edge technology, and encourage staff to continue professional growth with annual tuition and conference reimbursements. 

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Are you ready to enroll?


Are you ready to enroll?


We have a spot just for you

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Applications for the Baker Web Academy and Baker Early College programs are open year-round--we're always adding students to our rosters for the next semester, and sometimes there's even room for you right away. Our staff is excited to connect with you and build an education plan as soon as you apply.

So why not start on a better education path today?