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Congratulations Class of 2019!

Congratulations to our 2019 Pivot North Bay graduates! We can’t wait to see where your next adventures take you!                                                                         […]

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Staff Spotlight: Rachel Gonzalez, Director of Operations

When Pivot Charter School North Valley was planting its roots in Chico, CA,  Rachel Gonzalez was graduating from Chico State with a bachelor’s degree in English and had a career interest in education. While searching for her first job out of college, she responded to an ad for a Site Coordinator position at Pivot Charter […]

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Meet Jacob Hoeppner – A Proud Pivot Student

Three years ago, Jacob Hoeppner wasn’t sure he’d receive his high school diploma. This June, he’ll be wearing his cap and gown with pride as he graduates from Pivot Charter School North Valley. “Pivot has greatly impacted my life,” says Hoeppner. “Through the curriculum, Pivot has helped me succeed, and the Educational Coordinators are always […]

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Meet Brandon Gragnano – A Proud Pivot Teacher

Whether a student is having trouble with a complicated math problem or wants to talk baseball or work on their swing at the plate, Pivot Riverside Educational Coordinator Brandon Gragnano is there to help. Brandon discovered early on that math was a passion which set him apart from his peers. “Towards the end of elementary […]

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Pivot Riverside Gives Back Through We Care Wednesday

Educational Coordinator Brandon Gragnano knew that students at Pivot Charter School Riverside wanted to do more to give back to their community. Through his wife Chelsea, he learned about Knots of Love, a program that distributes knitted caps and blankets to chemotherapy patients and babies in neonatal intensive care units and thought knitting caps would […]

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Meet Pivot North Valley Students Sean and Danny!

When it comes to Pivot North Valley, Danny Saylors and Sean Donohue can be counted among the school’s biggest fans. These two tenth graders, who are also great friends, love the experience they’ve had at Pivot and credit their success to the staff and educational coordinators they work with each day. “My mom went to […]

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Pivot San Diego Volunteers at Meridian

On the first Thursday of each month, Pivot San Diego students can be found brightening the lives of senior citizens at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos, a senior living community near the Resource Center. Launched as a community service project last year, Pivot students spend time each month interacting with residents and assisting with […]

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Staff Spotlight: Tracy Williams

Tracy Williams, Pivot’s Director of Special Education, credits one of her college professors with showing her that teaching can be a fun and dynamic experience, which inspired her to become a teacher. “His creative and engaging instruction was truly inspiring, and he made me realize that there was more than one way to educate,” says […]

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Meet EC John Halderman!

For Pivot North Bay Educational Coordinator John Halderman, becoming a teacher wasn’t the first step in his post-college career. “When I started college, I didn’t have a degree in mind, but I was interested in public service,” says Halderman. “After graduating from Sonoma State, I wanted to focus on music, so I worked at a […]

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Pivot North Bay Students Visit Africa!

The summer of 2018 was a memorable one for five Pivot Charter School North Bay students who had the opportunity to embark on an incredible service-learning journey through Kenya. Cody Burns, Brayden Clopton, Grace Smith, Ben Urquhart, and Chris Osborne raised money throughout the school year and received scholarships so that they could be a […]

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