Dragons don't fly, we soar!
To bring inspiration and personalization to every student's educational experience.
Establish collaborative partnerships that provide a safe, personalized learning experience where students develop special talents and individual responsibility that enable them to achieve their potential and become knowledgeable, productive citizens.
Hearthstone School has been an integral program through Butte County Office of Education since the 1980’s. We began as Butte County Home Study and in the mid 1990’s developed our charter. We serve approximately 220 students in grades TK-12 throughout Butte County and all contiguous counties.
Hearthstone School is a personalized learning program that provides students the opportunity to complete much of their learning at home. With the guidance of a credentialed teacher, students complete assignments as prescribed in the Student Learning Plan, completing 4-6 hours of schoolwork per day depending on the student's grade level. One-on-one daily parent participation is an integral part of student success.
Assignments target grade level and Common Core standards. Student Learning Plans are individualized based on the student's academic needs. Parents play an essential role in the facilitation and monitoring of the students’ daily schoolwork. Communication between the parents, student and the teacher is vital to ensure that students have the support they get the most out of the learning experience.
To further support our students’ learning, we offer on-site classes including core subjects, enrichment opportunities, and supports to address the individual academic needs of students. In addition, field trips and activities, organized by our Enrichment Coordinator, provide students with opportunities to learn in alternative ways, network, and socialize. Activities are offered on-site to provide enrichment experiences and hands-on learning.
Hearthstone supports students in career and college readiness by providing UC Doorways approved courses to meet CSU/UC entrance requirements, as well as Career Tech Ed pathways, and the opportunity to take classes concurrently at Butte College for high school and college credit.
Students are assigned all subjects by their supervising teacher which students complete independently at home with parent instruction and support every school day. In addition, students attend an academic support class (grades TK-1) or multiple classes (grades 2-8) on-site Tuesday and Thursday. Some elective classes and clubs are also offered on-site. The student and parent meet regularly with their supervising teacher.
Students are assigned all subjects by their supervising teacher and students complete independently at home with parent instruction and support every school day. Attendance in math class is recommended. The student and parent meet regularly with their supervising teacher.
High School options
Hybrid High School
Students attend core subject classes on-site Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Some elective classes are offered on-site. Students are expected to work independently at home every school day to complete all assignments. The student and parent meet regularly with their supervising teacher.
Students are assigned all subjects by their supervising teacher and are expected to work independently at home every school day to complete all assignments. Students will be required to attend math class and may choose to take elective classes offered on-site. The student and parent meet regularly with their supervising teacher.
Students are assigned all subjects by their supervising teacher through Edgenuity, an on-line program. Edgenuity courses are Common Core, NGSS, and state-standards aligned. These courses combine direct-instruction videos featuring expert, on-screen teachers with rigorous assignments, performances tasks, and assessments to engage students and ensure subject-area mastery. Students attend math class and Edgenuity lab on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to take tests and receive teacher support. Students are expected to work independently at home every school day to complete all assignments. Students may choose to take elective classes offered on-site. The student and parent meet regularly with their supervising teacher.
Career Technical Education Pathways
Hearthstone offers three Career Technical Education Pathways to High School students: Health - Patient Care; Design, Visual & Media Arts; Performing Arts. These pathways provides students with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context.
Hearthstone School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).