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 Account Resolution 2013-2014
Education Protection Account Expenditures By Function 2012-2013
STEAM for Teens
Orange Public Library Foundation and Southern California Edison have teamed together to provide a grant that gives teens an opportunity to meet and interact with speakers from the local STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) community! For more information: OPL STEAM for Teens
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.
Here is information about club meeting days and locations on Santiago's campus: Santiago Clubs
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 under "students". Copies are available in the school office. For a Student Guide to Understanding, Preventing and Avoiding Bullying & Harrassment please click here.
Orange County Register Laptop Program
Earn free laptops for Santiago Charter Middle School! Click here for more information.
Late Start Wednesday
School begins at 8:50am
After School Tutoring
We have tutoring on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 3-4pm in the library. The late bus will arrive at 3:55 pm for those students who take the bus home.
For school Uniforms ContactJ & M Promotions
Santiago's Yearbook is on sale and can be ordered online from Herff Jones.
Be sure to stay informed with OUSD's latest high school facility planning at:
Web page maintained by D. Maude!
Save the Date! Thursday, March 13
Santiago will be featured at El Modena High School on March 13. Parents, we need your support on this important night! We will be meeting in the cafeteria at 6pm.
Minimum Day: Tuesday, March 11
Tuesday will be a minimum day at Santiago's campus. Classes will be dismissed at 12 noon. This is the last day of the second trimester.
Students participated in Mardi Gras during Prime Time, and learned about the history and activities that different parts of the country celebrate when Mardi Gras occurs. The Foreign Language Department prepared a wonderful set of skits for the students to enjoy during Prime Time in the amphitheater, kings and queens were crowned, and festively garbed students marched in a parade while tossing necklaces, coins and candy to our seventh and eighth graders. Everyone immensely enjoyed this activity, and later during seventh period, the festivities continued with parents helping in the cafeteria with games and fun food at the Mardi Gras!
We had a very successful Jog-A-Thon, and want to thank all of our participants! We've attached the schedule of prizes and activities for families to view. Thank you to all of our families, students and staff.
Governor Jerry Brown's new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is intended to equitably allocate dollars from the State Capitol to the Districts. The LCFF moves toward a more equitable, rational and efficient approach to allocating resources to School Districts. It is important for Santiago Charter Middle School to consider how well we are doing in achieving improved outcomes for all students. We invite you to provide your input in developing our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Please take a moment to complete our survey.
El Nuevo Plan Local de la financiación del Gobernador Jerry Brown (LCFF) tiene el propósito de distribuir equitativamente el dinero de la Capital Estatal a los Distritos. La LCFF se encamina hacia un enfoque más equitativo, racional y eficiente para distribuir los recursos a los Distritos Escolares. Es importante que la escuela Santiago Charter Middle School considere qué estamos haciendo para lograr mejores resultados para todos los estudiantes. Le invitamos a que participe y nos ayude a desarrollar nuestro Plan Local de Rendición de Cuentas (LCAP). Por favor tome un momento para llenar nuestra encuesta.
Read Across America
Santiago students had an opportunity to read to students at Chapman Hills and Panarama Elementary School to celebrate Read Across America Day. What a wonderful way to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and encourage everyone to read and learn!
Santiago's Open Enrollment is from March 4-14. Please see Mrs. Somers in the front office for Open Enrollment forms.
Proposed 2014-2015 School Calendar
Please click here for Santiago's proposed 2014-2015 student calendar.
What An Incredible Assembly!
We had an amazing assembly to celebrate the Chinese New Year, and to also bring attention to the introduction of our new foreign language elective Exploring Chinese. It was a collaborate effort that involved the entire seventh and eighth grade electives department, which included advanced technology, art, dance, foreign language, home economics, music and woodshop. With their teachers’ guidance, students made an astounding 25 foot dragon. As the students from the Exploratory Chinese class explained the traditions of the Chinese New Year, the dragon paraded through the amphitheater (carried by two representatives from each elective), the dance team performed with traditional flags to the beat of drums built by the woodshop department, which were played by the music department. Speech and technology are creating a digital montage of the event. Way to go Electives Department teachers and students! You were amazing!
Students Integrate Technology in Math Classes
Students used Santiago's iPads to research mileage, prices and pictures for their pretend field trips. This project was designed for students to work together in groups to look at all the details involved in planning a field trip for students. Applying real-life situations to math gives students an opportunity to see math being used in their everyday lives.
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!
2013-2014 School Calendar Approved
Please view the calendar for the 2013-2014 school year at the link below:
From the Principal
Hello Santiago Santanas!
I would like to welcome each and every one of you to Santiago Charter Middle School for the 2013-2014 school year. We are an independent charter school of 7th and 8th graders that is committed to providing our students with the best possible educational experience available. We focus on project based learning, integrating technology into the classroom, and building strong character, in addition to meeting all state curriculum standards.
We want you to have a great school year and are here to assist you. Please call us or stop by as we are eager to form a partnership with our student and parent community