FAQ

Why choose Bayshore Preparatory Charter School?

Parents and students of all academic backgrounds enjoy success at BPCS.

  • Students who want to step out of the ordinary, experience the education of life by project-based learning and hands-on classes.
  • Families who don’t want to follow someone else’s schedule.
  • Families who travel and see the world as life’s greatest classroom.
  • Students choosing to accelerate in their classes.
  • Students who wish to take college classes in conjunction with high school.
  • Students who want more of a small school experience.
  • Students who are pursuing goals that traditional school’s schedules won’t accommodate: sports, acting, art, theater, etc.

What grade levels do you include?

BPCS is a K-12 school.

Do we have to live in a specific school district to enroll at BPCS?

If you live anywhere in San Diego County or any surrounding county, you may enroll in BPCS.

What is the tuition cost?

There is no cost. Since BPCS is a public California Charter School and is funded directly by the State, curriculum and other materials are provided to you at no cost.

How does the program work?

K-8 Homeschool students: at least once a month you and your child will meet with his/her Supervising Teacher and review work from the previous month.

Independent Study (grades 9-12): once a week your child will meet with his/her Supervising Teacher to review work, ask/answer questions, and get instruction. During this meeting your child’s Supervising Teacher will assess your child’s progress and set up a plan that best meets your child’s learning strengths and weaknesses.

Blended Learning (grades 6-11): four days a week, 8:45am to 2:30pm, with a mandatory minimum day on Fridays (1:30pm dismissal for grades 6-8) your child will be on campus, working independently and in small groups.

Feel free to contact your Supervising Teacher by phone or email throughout the month for any guidance or advice. Consider your Supervising Teacher your partner in establishing a learning environment that is creative, challenging, and positive for both you and your child.

Immediate feedback on progress will be available through the Parent Portal.  See the Supervising Teacher for information on accessing this portal.

What kinds of group activities/onsite classes are available?

BPCS students are offered classes, workshops, field trips, and clubs ensuring that students are afforded every opportunity to grow as a member of the community. In addition to those relationships already formed through day-to-day homeschooling, students are given opportunities to form positive, healthy peer relationships within the community of BPCS.

Is there one best way to home school?

There is no one way to homeschool. From the Classical method to unschooling, it is our belief that each family should choose their own methodology keeping in mind the belief that it is in the nature of children to want to learn. We at BPCS recognize that the homeschool journey is ever-changing; we will provide any support needed along the way.

What is the enrollment process?

At this time, BPCS is reviewing enrollment applications for the 2013-2014 school year on a case-by-case basis. Visit our Enrollment Information tab under Parents & Students to view eligibility requirements, download an enrollment packet, or enroll online. Call 760-471-0847 if you have any questions to speak with our registrar.

What is a charter school?