At Santiago Charter Middle School our mission is to assist our students to attain an educational advantage by delivering a quality and disciplined public school education of unmatched quality.
515 N. Rancho Santiago Blvd.
Orange, CA 92869 | (714) 997-6366
As an independent charter school, any child in the 7th or 8th grade in the state of California may attend our school.
SARC (School Accountability Report Card), contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school. Please click here for Santiago's Accountability Report Card
Education Protection AccountEducation Protection Account Resolution 2015-2016
Education Protection Account (EPA) Spending Plan 2014-2015
Education Protection Account Resolution 2014-2015
Education Protection Account Expenditures by Function 2013-2014
Education Protection Account Resolution 2013-2014
LCAP 2015-2018 Final Draft
LCAP 2013-2014 Final Draft
Miss Patel, our on-site counselor here at Santiago, is very excited to support you in your journey through Middle School. Please visit her website at Miss Patel's Counseling Corner.
Stop Bullying Now is an online website that presents practical research-based strategies for reducing bullying in schools
The District’s policies on discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying can be accessed on the District’s website here. Copies are available in the school office. For a Student Guide to Understanding, Preventing and Avoiding Bullying & Harrassment please click here.
Introducing OverDrive: E-Books for Students
We are pleased to introduce a new, free reading service providing digital books through OverDrive. Please click here for more information. We are encouraging our students to keep up their reading skills by offering ebooks over the summer and throughout the year. Please click here for more information or for Spanish, please click here.
View free online tutorial videos for parents and students here
Late Start Wednesday
On late start Wednesdays school starts at 8:50am. Our regular days begin at 7:50am (Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri.)
If your student will be absent, please call (714) 628-5681 or you may send a note with your child when he/she returns to school.
After School Tutoring
After school tutoring is held in the library from 3pm-4pm.
For school Uniforms ContactJ & M Promotions
Santiago's yearbook may be purchased through the front office.
Be sure to stay informed with OUSD's latest high school facility planning at:
Web page maintained by D. Maude!
PTSA meetings will be held at 6pm in the library on the following days: 11/17, 1/26, 2/23, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24
We Welcomed the New Year with an Amazing Assembly
Dancing, music, awards and drama! We had all that and more at our Strive Assembly including a visit from Principal Ed Howard of Villa Park High School. Thank you to all of our students and staff who always do a wonderful job at our events!
Eighth Grade Walk to El Modena HS
Our eighth grade students will be participating in a field trip to El Modena High School on Thursday, February 11. Permission slips were sent home and will need to be returned to first period teachers by Wednesday, February 10.
Presidents' Day Observed-No School
Santiago's campus will be closed on Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents' Day.
Santiago's Trek for Tech Is Coming!
Earn prizes with our annual walk/jog-a-thon that will take place on Wednesday, February 24! All funds raised will be used to continue with our schoolwide technology upgrade. Please view our flyer for further information.
Join Us for Our Chick-fil-A Fundraiser!
Thursday, February 18 we will be having a school fundraiser with Chick-Fil-A at 2575 N. Tustin Ave., Orange from 6:30am to 10pm. For further information, please view our flyer.
Santiago will host an informative Parent Night on February 29 and March 1 at 6pm in the Lecture Hall. Principal D'Agostino, our assistant principals, teachers and counselor will be available to answer questions on a variety of topics for parents of incoming 7th grade students. Please click here for our flyer. We look forward to meeting our future Santiago families on these informative nights!
As part of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), all districts and charter schools are required to create a document called the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). One part of the LCAP is to gather information from your community about what areas of the school the community feels are effective or may need to improve. In order to get your opinion on how you feel about Santiago, we have created short survey for you to give us your feedback so that we can take it into consideration when creating the LCAP. Please click on the link below and take the short survey so that we can make sure that you have a voice in the process! LCAP Survey
Como parte del Plan Local de la Formula de Financiamiento (LCFF) del Gobernador Jerry Brown, se requiere que todos los distritos y las escuelas crean un documento llamado el Plan de Rendición de Cuentas (LCAP). Una parte de la LCAP es reunir información de nuestra comunidad acerca de qué áreas de la escuela la comunidad siente que son eficaces o areas en que podemos mejorar. Con el fin de obtener su opinión sobre cómo se siente acerca de Santiago, hemos creado una breve encuesta para que nos de sus comentarios para que podamos tenerlo en cuenta a la hora de crear la LCAP. Por favor, haga clic en el enlace abajo y la breve encuesta para que podamos asegurarnos de que usted tiene una voz en el proceso! LCAP Survey Spanish
Attending El Modena High School Next Year?
El Modena High School Counselors will be hosting Parent Night on Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30pm in the cafeteria at El Modena HS. They will be going over classes, graduation requirements, career pathways, sports, clubs, and more! This is a very informative night that only parents are invited to attend. Please view flyer here.
Villa Park HS Staff Invites Parents of Incoming 9th Grade Students to a Preview Night on March 7
Eighth Graders Participate in
SCC College Pathways Program
Santiago Canyon College Pathways to Teaching program will offer Career Exploration workshops to 30 eighth grade Santiago Charter Middle School students to help increase awareness of the various career pathways available, with an emphasis on teacher education. The program will provide a fun and safe atmosphere for students to learn and participate in leadership skills, career exploration activities, pathways for future teachers and information on higher education. The goal of the program is to help guide middle school students that have an interest in teaching or working with children in some capacity, into the Careers in Education Pathway at Canyon, El Modena, Orange, and Villa Park High Schools.
Students Enjoy LOL
Students have an opportunity on Wednesdays to have Lunch on the Lawn, a lunchtime activity that promotes good sportsmanship and encourages new friendships. This week our students had a great time playing softball as friends stood on the sidelines giving words of encouraging advice. Join us as we have a fun time making new memories!
Student Led Conferences Are Coming!
Parents, please click on this flyer for information regarding our upcoming eighth grade Student Led Conferences. This event gives your eighth grader a chance to share of their amazing accomplishments with you!
Home Ec Students Learn New Skills
Seventh grade students were able to express their creative side with their latest Home Ec project of making pillow cases. Mrs. Huber, Santiago's Home Ec teacher, taught students how to coordinate material, cut correct sizes, and how to sew with machines to create amazing designs. What a wonderful project to take home to share with their families!
Box Top Collection Contest!
Free money for Santiago! Clip and send your Box Tops in to your student’s Prime Time teachers by December 11. Every 10 Box Tops earns a Thank You Card, and one student in each class will win a Test Upgrade Card. The winning Prime Time class will win a pizza or sundae party. Keep saving through the holidays to submit them for our next contest that ends in March.
Another easy way to collect Box Tops for Santiago is by signing up on www.boxtopsforeducation.com. There are Sweepstakes to win Box Tops and supplies for Santiago, some with no purchase necessary; some you can enter daily. Also on their website, you can print out money-saving coupons, get some delicious recipes and earn more Box Tops for our school at the same time. It's easy and a win-win for all!
Yearbooks are on sale! If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, please click on the image above, or you may visit the office to place your order.
Costa Rica Trip during Spring Break
After School Playdates
Here is a schedule of after school playdate events for any students interested in joining.
Students were invited to visit various booths during lunch for an opportunity to join one of Santiago's many clubs. If your student is interested, and didn't have a chance to visit with the advisor, please click here for the names of our clubs and days that they meet.
New to Santiago?
To view our registration page, please click here
-Call for more information or to schedule a tour (714) 997-6366
-Office hours are Monday-Friday (please call first, summer office hours vary.)
What to bring to register your student:
Proofs of residence - must show name and address
California Standards Tests (CSTs) or other standardized test results
We believe in Personalized Education for All Students
DonorsChoose for Teachers
There is a wonderful site that our teachers are participating in that allows the community to support teachers and students in various projects! Click on the DonorsChoose.org link to see what projects your student's teacher might need help funding with today!
2015-2016 School Calendars
Please click here for Santiago's 2015-2016 student calendar.
Important Information Regarding Confidential Student Data
There is ongoing litigation between the California Department of Education and the Concerned Parent Association. A notice issued by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson states, “The lawsuit accuses CDE of widespread, systemic non-compliance by local educational agencies with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.”
The court has ordered CDE to release student and parent information to provide personally identifiable information (PII) – an act that can only be taken as an exception to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). As a result, we are providing notice of the court order and directions to anyone wishing to object.
Please be advised that CDE will notify parents or students of whom are required to disclose information and those individuals may object directly to the court regarding this disclosure using the PDF link below: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/documents/form2016jan26.pdf
Beverage containers (plastic and glass bottles and cans) are being collected around campus. Look for the Black Recycling Receptacles in some classrooms, the office, and the library to help our environment while at the same time, help generate funds for our library and academic clubs. During lunch time turn in your recyclables into the Grey Recycling Receptacle with Mr. Rodriguez.
Printer ink cartridges & toners are also being collected for recycling. Funds collected benefit our school staff in helping replenish office/school supplies. Look for boxes in the office and the library.
E-Waste items are any electronics that plug in or take batteries (including lithium batteries). Smaller items are collected in boxes located in the office & library. Larger items will be collected later in the year (date to be determined). Please keep e date. Funds collected from E-Waste collections will benefit our school's technology account.
Free Money Programs for Santiago
BoxTops and Labels for Education are easy ways to earn funds for Santiago.
Food and household items that you normally buy can have any of these coupons/labels. All you have to do is cut them out and bring them to school. A green collection box is located in the office. Some teachers may have incentives for turning in BoxTops and Labels for Education.
Another easy way to collect BoxTops for Santiago is by signing up on www.boxtops4education.com. There are Sweepstakes to win BoxTops and supplies for Santiago, some with no purchase necessary; some you can enter daily. Also on their website, you can print out money saving coupons, get some delicious recipes, shop online and earn more BoxTops for our school at the same time. It's easy and a win-win for all!
From the Principal
Hello and Welcome!
Santiago Charter Middle School celebrated our 20th year anniversary as a charter school this year! Santiago was the very first charter school in Orange County and the 66th Charter School in the State of California. We were named a California Distinguished School in 2011 and continue to STRIVE to be one of the top middle schools in Orange County. We have about 1000 students enrolled in both 7th and 8th grade from our surrounding communities. We welcome all students from all attendance areas as we are a school of choice.
Santiago is proud to have caring teachers, staff, and administration that focus on personalization and caring for each and every student. Our students enjoy classes such as Honors, Leadership, Computers, Public Speaking, Choir, Band, Art, Woodshop, Chinese, Spanish, French, Dance, as well as all of the traditional 7th and 8th grade classes. Our students thrive with extracurricular activities, clubs, sports, and educational travel opportunities.
We are here to serve and welcome you to visit our website, call our office, or stop by for a tour.
Jim D'Agostino, Ed.D