Welcome

Welcome to JCS Mountain Oaks

Our Mission

The vision of JCS Mountain Oaks is to create a community of compassionate, innovative, life-long learners who continually strive for excellence. Our program’s aim is to promote an academically rigorous curriculum that values the different interests, learning styles, and abilities of each student.

Our program is designed to teach the California state standards while using differentiated curriculum addressed in the California GATE standards, such as acceleration, novelty, depth and complexity. Through differentiation of the core curriculum, the program creates opportunities for students to become analytic thinkers, creative producers and practical problem solvers. Lessons emphasize critical thinking skills, inquiry, and connections to universal concepts through cooperative learning experiences and discussions. A variety of research-based instructional strategies and materials are used throughout the grade levels to meet the needs of all students.

Testimonials

Julian Charter School is the first school I ever felt like I fit in. I love my teachers and the other kids are all nice.

Sam O. JCS 4th Grade Student

JCS Home Study has allowed me the flexibility to educate my own child while providing me with all the resources to be successful!

Megan G. JCS Home Study Parent

We are a success story, and it wouldn’t have happened without Julian Charter School.

Shelley C. JCS HOme Study Parent

You’re never going to find friendships at a (traditional) public school like you will here.

Peyton K. JCS High School Student

Challenging Every Child to Achieve Success

At JCS Mountain Oaks, we challenge every child to achieve academic and personal success in a nurturing environment.

Our School Directors

Cheri Campbell

Cheri Campbell

Assistant School Director
Kathleen Blough

Kathleen Blough

School Director

Our Teachers

Jackie McGrath

Jackie McGrath

Education Specialist
Kerrianne Dunnigan

Kerrianne Dunnigan

Speech Therapist
Rachael Mattull

Rachael Mattull

Middle School Teacher
Cari Griesbach

Cari Griesbach

Home Study Facilitator
Tabitha Cronin

Tabitha Cronin

5th Grade Teacher
Alisa Okamoto

Alisa Okamoto

Intervention Teacher
Ashley Pirrello

Ashley Pirrello

4th and 5th Grade Teacher
Carol Smith

Carol Smith

Middle School Teacher
Allison Scher

Allison Scher

4th Grade Teacher
Jane Shimizu

Jane Shimizu

3rd Grade Teacher
Tim Goldstein

Tim Goldstein

Middle School Teacher
Paula Hatch-Hemeon

Paula Hatch-Hemeon

2nd Grade Teacher
Carrie Cox

Carrie Cox

Middle School Teacher
Mayra Gomez

Mayra Gomez

1st Grade Teacher
Amy Haseyama

Amy Haseyama

Kindergarten Teacher

Our Support Staff

Sarah Kaenel

Sarah Kaenel

Instructional Aide
Robyn Schiefer

Robyn Schiefer

Instructional Aide
Michelle Bauzo-Romero

Michelle Bauzo-Romero

Instructional Aide
Sandy Perea

Sandy Perea

Academy Secretary
Nicole Orgera

Nicole Orgera

Academy Secretary