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Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Millennium Charter School

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Millennium Charter High School (MCHS) is an independent, direct-funded public charter school authorized by the Monterey County Office of Education. MCHS has state of the art facilities at the Monterey County Office of Education Campus and Sherwood Park in Salinas. MCHS’s curriculum and instruction are based on hands-on learning in the arts and technology, integrated into content areas. Students from throughout Monterey County receive college preparatory education in which the Common Core standards, Visual and Performing Arts standards, and Digital Media Arts standards are delivered through the lens of four School-wide Learner Outcomes (SLOs): Creativity, Self-awareness, Empathy, and Critical Thinking. MCHS’s program fosters an academic environment in which students see the relevance and importance of their education. The school’s focus on Digital Media Arts is unique to the area. MCHS is currently both the smallest public high school and the only site-based charter high school in the county.

MCHS Vision Statement

Guided by research in creativity, innovation, and cutting edge instructional practices, MCHS will provide core academics and professional skill development with a focus on the performing arts and digital media technology. Our students will help build a safe, responsive community in which they will learn to cooperate, collaborate, and communicate in order to reach their highest potential and become socially responsible citizens of the 21st Century.

MCHS Mission Statement

Millennium Charter High School graduates will be prepared for college and ready for employment in the evolving world of Media Arts Technology through a balance of traditional academics and real-world, hands-on experiences. Our students will discover their unique gifts and talents and how to use them as they work individually and collaboratively. Engaged and educated in a true community of learners, our students will be empowered to realize their dreams.

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Malissa Burns

Phone: 831.755.0830

Jennifer Ibarra

Administrative Support Services Manager
Phone: 831.755.0830

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