The mission of Camarillo Academy of Progressive Education Charter School is to foster global, independent, creative thinkers who feel confident in themselves, are willing to take risks, and work cooperatively. Together the parents, students, and teachers create a progressive environment that sparks imagination, ignites a love for learning, and encourages each individual to be and do the best that he/she can; enabling pupils to become self-motivated, competent, and life-long learners, equipped for the challenges of the 21st Century.
The Camarillo Academy of Progressive Education (CAPE) was approved by the Oxnard Union High School District on June 20 and opened on Sept. 5 for the 2007-08 school year. CAPE is teaching students in grades K-8 with an educational philosophy that expands upon the ?Open? philosophy that thrived in Camarillo for over 30 years, first at Bedford Open and then at Los Senderos Open.
One of the key benefits to chartering is that the teachers are free from the bureaucratic mandates that are forced upon schools every year. Yes, charter schools must still achieve the state?s overall educational goals, but charter school teachers have the freedom to use educational programs that actually help their students excel, not the standardized, one-size-fits-all programs that don?t necessarily work.
Families that are interested in enrolling a student or students during the current school year should contact the school directly to set up a meeting and tour of the campus. Currently, CAPE has a few openings but waiting lists for many grade levels.