The LFCS Junior Academy is located at:
1012 E. Bradley Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92021
Serving students in fourth through eighth grade, Literacy First Charter School's Junior Academy is dedicated to helping children become literate, life-long learners and responsible citizens. Our children are a reflection of our community. At Literacy First students learn what good character requires. Technology and life skills, along with opportunities for community service are all part of the routine of an LFCS student. Opportunities to develop critical decision-making skills along with collaborative team building is part of the the balanced education that students at Literacy First will consistently receive.
Our teachers are credentialed professionals with years of experience. They are committed to educational success for all LFCS students. Our teachers are actively involved in decision-making and school governance, and each of them takes part in professional growth activities on a regular basis. They are highly creative and innovative individuals who recognize that parents have a choice in the education of their children -- and they're "crazy" about our kids!
Our Charter School:
As a result of federal legislation in 1992, the government provides for the development of "charter schools." These schools operate outside of the traditional "public school" education code. Charter schools have been developed all across the nation. California has hundreds of charter schools throughout the state.
Charter schools generally have a particular "focus" area. Each school is guided by its particular "charter" which outlines the specific manner in which the mission of the school will be implemented.
Charter schools allow for a new freedom, which may not be found in the traditional system. Differences may range from the way the school is governed to the specific type of educational program implemented on a day-to-day basis.
Charter schools are public schools, and funded through the use of state and federal funds, just as the "traditional" public school. Charter schools are free! They are a unique blend of business and education, realizing that customer satisfaction is important to the success of the school.
Our Program Includes...
- Research-driven techniques in the best interest of children.
- Strong literacy focus including reading, writing, and speaking.
- Literature-based learning-based and hands-on project.
- A longer day and longer school year.
- Includes the arts, technology, and physical education programs.
- Provides practical life skills application in a traditional values environment.
- Implementation of a rigorous standards-based curriculum.
- Meets individual student needs.
- Is an exciting, creative, and safe learning environment
Siblings of already enrolled students are given preference. Should the school over-enroll, a lottery system will be used to choose families that will be enrolled in the school. Our students enjoy an open-enrollment policy, and there are no geographic boundaries. Students may come from anywhere in the state! See the new enrollment policy for more information.