Nurturing critical thinkers with a passion for learning.
Guiding students to be caring and culturally aware.
Developing confident individuals who apply Lifeskills and
become well rounded, proactive members of society.
Bowling Green has been a successful charter school since 1993. It
was the 18th charter in the State of California.
Many of the programs at Bowling Green have been successfully
replicated at schools throughout the nation. It was a pioneering
charter, widely acclaimed and continues to be studied. The staff
at Bowling Green has gone through numerous adaptations including
changes in program, curriculum and departmental structure. As a
result, we are today comprised of a group of teachers and
administrators who are flexible, creative and ever more dedicated
to providing programs that best meet the needs of our
students. Our goal is to consistently provide instruction
and support that will meet the needs of our diverse community.
Bowling Green will use the charter to continue working toward the
school mission of proficiency for all children. Although
characterized as a “dependent” charter, it will operate
independently of the district administrative structure. The
charter, however, is bound by the negotiated agreements between
the Board and the various bargaining units with members at
Bowling Green. This approach permits the charter school to use
the best from within the district and the best from outside
sources providing stability and success at Bowling Green.
The school has improved in many ways that might not have occurred
had it remained completely within the district administrative
structure. The independent approach has also resulted in one of
the best school libraries in the district, and one of the most
far reaching and effective site-based governance models in the
Although these are accomplishments we are extremely proud of, we
ultimately strive to bring our students to a level where they can
not only compete on par with students from throughout California,
but become leaders in their communities.