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Mission of CHSA


All students can achieve at high levels and demonstrate continuous growth:

  • Providing high quality individualized learning experiences through one on one and small group settings that allow all student to reach their fullest potential

  • Equipping students, parents, and staff with the educational data and strategies necessary for achievement and growth 

  • Supporting and training parents in their key role as their child’s primary teacher

Family and community engagement is key to student success:

  • Engaging and partnering with families to support the growth of the whole child

  • Facilitating timely and consistent communication to position families to take ownership of their child’s learning experience

  • Creating opportunities to connect families with each other and community

Learning environments should be safe, supportive, and innovative:

  • Creating physical and social emotional safety routines and procedures in all learning environments where all students and parents are known by name and welcomed

  • Providing all students the academic and social supports needed to be successful

  • Designing a variety of learning environments that meet the needs of the whole child 

Founding Group

Parents, educators, and the Visalia Unified School District established Charter Home School Academy (CHSA) in 1998 in order to offer families in our area an educationally sound kindergarten through eighth grade educational program.  Currently, CHSA occupies the former YMCA site in Visalia, California. As a VUSD sponsored charter school, the Academy is supported by the resources and administrative policies of VUSD in guiding parents and students. VUSD administrative leadership and certificated teachers offer professional training to participating families in order to facilitate the students’ educational program.