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Proud Pivot Teacher – Heather McGuire

Heather McGuire is an EC at Pivot North Bay. She is new to Pivot this year and teaches middle school. She has a multiple subject teaching credential from Humboldt State University. Ms. McGuire has enjoyed her first year teaching at Pivot. She appreciates the ability to individualize the curriculum for each student. It was her […]

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Proud Pivot Parents – Jordan and Jennifer Burns

Pivot parents Jordan and Jennifer Burns have a son Cody, who is a sophomore at Pivot North Bay. This is Cody’s second year at Pivot, and he has experienced academic success at the school. Jordan believes that Pivot helps students find success when traditional school doesn’t work. He says, “There is not a one size […]

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Pivot Selects New Curriculum for 2018-2019 School Year

Pivot Charter School has been reviewing and piloting curriculum for grades Tk-8th over the past year. We are excited to announce that the final selections have been made for the upcoming school year. Lindsey Vining, Systems and Accountability Coordinator, and Meghan Coffey, Pivot North Bay EC and Curriculum Coordinator, began researching curriculum options in October, […]

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Teacher Spotlight – Julian Rooney

Julian Rooney is a middle school EC at Pivot North Bay. This is his first year teaching at Pivot, and his first experience with an independent study program. Julian really enjoys the camaraderie of the staff at the school, and how the teachers work together as a team to best educate the students. He taught […]

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Pivot Tests New Curriculum

Pivot Charter School has been testing a new assessment and remediation curriculum over the past year, i-Ready, and there has been a lot of positive feedback on it from our parents. i-Ready is a Math and Language Arts curriculum. It assesses the students to see what they know and do not know, and determines where […]

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Elementary Education at Pivot

Pivot started an elementary program three years ago at its North Bay, Riverside and San Diego campuses. The program has evolved and grown, particularly in the past year, and many families are finding success using the program as a way to homeschool their students but still partciipate in social and educational activities with other students […]

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Pivot Charter School Receives Mini-Grant to Provide Technology to At-Risk Youth

On July 11th, Pivot Charter School, North Bay was awarded a $5,000 mini-grant by the City of Santa Rosa Gang and Violence Prevention Department. The mini-grant will provide funding to purchase fourteen Chromebooks with a 1-year Kajeet internet hotspot subscription. The computers will be provided to Pivot’s most at-risk youth so that they can access […]

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Special Education at Pivot

Pivot Charter School offers a customized program with small group and one-on-one instruction. Our general education program is very similar to special education programs in traditional schools as we offer the opportunity to re-take tests, additional time to complete assignments, and the ability for students to work at their own pace. Our special education program […]

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Teacher Spotlight, Gus Muñoz

Gus Muñoz is passionate about teaching and helping kids. This is his second year teaching at Pivot Charter School. Previously, he worked as a special education and substitute teacher in Orange County, while also working as a juvenile corrections officer for the Orange County Probation Department. From the time he was a young adult, Gus […]

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