About Us

Our Mission
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Walden Academy is dedicated to fostering integrity, academic excellence, and social-emotional growth in our students. With small class sizes and low student to adult ratio, we create a nurturing environment that values curiosity, accountability, and perseverance, guided by the CARES traits.Utilizing Responsive Classroom and Toolbox strategies, we offer personalized intervention time and rigorous academics to instill a growth mindset. Our River Hawk STEM and Ag program connects students to their rural roots while preparing them for future success, supported by hands-on learning and engaging out of school learning experiences.We value and seek active partnerships with families and the community to enhance our students' educational experiences. 

Our Vision
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"Walden Academy aims to foster integrity as the cornerstone of character development, guiding students to make principled decisions and embrace honesty, accountability, and perseverance. We nurture a supportive environment igniting curiosity and building a strong academic foundation, aiming to cultivate respected leaders who uphold these ideals in society.” 

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Parents wanted a choice in public education. Ten sets of parents met, loaned the school $2500 and hired an attorney. The Charter document was written in 30 days. Then the group gathered the necessary signatures and turned it into the local District. The local school District reviewed the petition and denied us. We appealed to the County Board of Education and they approved the Charter for 5 years.  In February 2016 we presented our Charter Renewal to the Glenn County Office of Education and we were approved for another five year term.  

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Charter schools are schools of choice: parents select the school their child attends. Families and community members are welcomed in charter schools and are treated as partners in their child's education. Charter schools are free to attend and are public schools.

Homelessness amongst student body
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If you are experiencing homelessness or are aware of a child experiencing homelessness please contact our Homeless Liaison
Mr. Bobadilla is a staff member that is trained to identify and assist students experiencing homelessness.