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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
5030 El Camino Ave.
Carmichael, CA 95608

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
None
From Visions in Education

Visions In Education is a free public charter school serving over 7,000 students in Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties. Students may choose from our 3 personalized learning academies: Home School (TK-12), Independent Study (9-12), or University Prep (9-12).

Visions students enjoy flexibility and a safe learning environment. They develop 1:1 relationships with their credentialed teacher and enjoy many activities and events like dances, college tours, and field trips. We also offer the support of counselors, tutors, and a special education team.

Visions is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Visions in Education Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1170
88 responses
Average ACT
25
26 responses
AP Enrollment

Independent Study Academy

Our online Independent Study Academy allows students in grades 9-12 to graduate high school from home. Students receive a free Chromebook to complete classes & have access to field trips, college visits, prom & more. This program helps students catch up on credits, attend community college or join the workforce. They receive 1:1 attention from a credentialed teacher and we offer free tutoring.

Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$63,902
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,184
National
$949
Median Home Value
$330,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Orientation get togethers for each semester
    50%
  • Our school dances
    25%
  • Field day
    19%
  • Rocketry day
    6%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    6,089
    Free or Reduced Lunch
    49%
    56%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
    82%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
    33%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    29:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    $82,206
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    76%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
    97%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    C-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Expenses Per Student
    $12,055/ year
    National
    $12,239
    38%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
    35%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
    41%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses

    Visions in Education Reviews

    190 reviews
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    Our experience has been really wonderful. Living in the bay area in california offers so much to explore and enrichment classes and activities. Visions is really the best of both worlds because you get the guidance of a credentialed teacher, the funds to tailor your child's education to their interests, and the flexibility of a home school schedule. Your teacher is just there to bounce off ideas, help with resources, help with curriculum, and make sure your child is on track with CA guidelines for grade level.
    At this point, I coordinate my child's daily activities (classes, playdates, and museums), joined a co op school, and do a 1-4 hour daily study session, which could include a variety of teaching tools to make it engaging. It may sound like a lot but it's not much more than the commitment of a traditional school and extracurriculars. Take it year by year! And if for some reason its not a fit, you can enroll in your child in the local school.
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    My overall experience with Visions in Education is very good! I have been home-schooled for 3 years and I love it. My mentor teacher is on top of everything and checks in on how I'm doing to make sure I'm track weekly. I would recommend Visions in Education if you are looking for a well-rounded, overall great atmosphere of teachers that are there for you and an awesome learning experience, while being at home!
    VIE is an amazing choice for students who feel the need/desire to pursue a learning environment that is adaptable to their learning style and needs. A certified teacher with guide you and your legal guardian on your journey as a student in VIE and ultimately help you reach your goals.

    If you are a social person who needs to be around other students 24/7, depending on your proximity to the physical Visions location and/or other learning centers , VIE may not be the right choice for you.

    All in all, I am grateful for my time at VIE and all the opportunities I have been able to pursue due to being a student there. I hope to make the school proud by using what I have learned at the collegiate level. I highly recommend that if you are thinking about a charter program, that you consider VIE.