[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Clear
Clear
83°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
July 22
2000 - Historic Larinan house in Pico Canyon burns down [story]
Larinan house burning


Parents from Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts, and Sciences were notified Wednesday that Einstein will surrender its charters from the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District and shutter its campuses.

The letter from Einstein CEO Maggie Ford acknowledged a number of issues that contributed to the decision, including declining enrollment and financial constraints.

“While I was hopeful that a financial partner could be established and a plan could be developed to sustain operations next year it became clear last week that this would be an insurmountable feat. With this in mind, the AEALAS board voted last Thursday to surrender all charters to the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District effective June 30, 2018. AEA and AADUSD will continue to work together to allow the students to complete the year in the current schools and then transition for their new school in the coming year.”

Additionally, the Einstein STEAM Academy charter petition that was submitted to the William S. Hart Union School District last month has been withdrawn and will not be on this week’s Hart District board agenda, according to the notice.

Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts, and Sciences is a nonprofit, co-educational, open-enrollment, public charter school organization, serving students in kindergarten through grade 12. AEALAS Inc. currently operates three school campuses with a total enrollment of approximately 1,000 students. The campuses are located in Santa Clarita (Newhall), Beverly Hills and Agua Dulce.

AEALAS has faced years of scrutiny and concerns for its handling of the school’s finances, notably from the Newhall and Saugus Union school districts, both of which declined the Academy’s charter petitions.

“I cannot promise you that there will be no further challenges this year; there will be,” Ford said in the letter. “I can promise you that your children will continue to be at the center of everything that we do.”

Larry King, superintendent of the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District, issued a statement on the heels of Ford’s announcement.

”It‘s unfortunate that the governing body of three charter schools affiliated with our school district have found it necessary to cease operations at the end of this school term,” the statement read. “These schools offered choices and unique options for the families of our community. Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District is working closely with district and site administrators to facilitate the transition of AEA students and families back into their home schools.”

A parents’ information meeting has been scheduled for April 30 at 8 a.m. at the Agua Dulce campus to discuss concerns about the transition. There will also be a meeting for STEAM families on April 30 at 4 p.m at the STEAM campus in Newhall.

“We want to ensure that these students continue to receive a high-quality educational experience in a positive, welcoming learning environment,” King said in the statement. “Their continued progress in school is our highest priority.”

 

 

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

14 Comments

  1. Jami Riley Jami Riley says:

    Another parent choice option for independent study Charter schooling: http://www.skymountaincs.org

  2. Thanks God my kids didn’t go there!!

  3. Mariana Cee Mariana Cee says:

    The article says Close Charter Schools but only speaks of one campus, or did I miss something?

  4. Kimberly you were right

  5. A BETTER School option: http://WWW.ChristianProdigies.com
    They even offer a temporary educational care: “Trial Program” for parents wanting to first test our school or transition to another school of their choice.

Leave a Comment


LOCAL SCHOOL LINKS
Related Content
LATEST SCHOOL NEWS
Monday, Jul 22, 2019
Tickets are on sale and sponsorships are still available for the nonprofit WiSH Foundation's fifth annual "Cocktails on the Roof" fundraiser for Hart District schools at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall on Friday, Sept. 6.
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019
The Castaic Union School District’s governing board has OK’d the hiring of an independent contractor for photography services to boost the profile of the district’s special events.
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board will take place Wednesday, July 17, at 7:00 p.m. (with a Closed Session beginning at 5:45 p.m.)
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019
The William S. Hart Union High School District needs a new member of the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee.
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019
Trinity Classical Academy officials recently announced the $14.8 million purchase of the school’s facility located at its present campus in the Rye Canyon Business Park in Valencia.

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
Veronica Alvarez, Ed.D., began her tenure last week as CalArts' new director of the Community Arts Partnership Program, or CAP, which offers free after-school and school-based arts programs for youth ages 4-18.
Alvarez Brings Arts Education, Commitment to Social Justice to CAP
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation is offering a new jobs resource for SCV companies -- LiveWorkSCV.com, a comprehensive, highly visible job board that matches SCV career opportunities with SCV residents who want a job closer to home.
LiveWorkSCV – New Jobs Resource for Local Employers
FBI agents searched the headquarters of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on Monday morning as part of an ongoing investigation.
FBI Raids Los Angeles DWP, City Attorney Offices
Tickets are on sale and sponsorships are still available for the nonprofit WiSH Foundation's fifth annual "Cocktails on the Roof" fundraiser for Hart District schools at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall on Friday, Sept. 6.
Sept. 6: ‘Cocktails on the Roof’ Fundraiser
Taylor Snyder (pictured above) blasted a three-run home run in the fifth inning to help the JetHawks to a 7-2 win over the San Jose Giants on Monday afternoon at Excite Ballpark.
Snyder Homers, JetHawks Topple Giants Monday
Amar A. Singh, a Los Angeles man, was arrested Friday on suspicion of child cruelty for allegedly kicking the 2-year-old son of his friends while attending a party at the couple's Canyon Country residence.
Family Friend Accused of Kicking Couple’s Toddler
The Placerita Canyon Nature Center opened its doors to Nikki Dail on Sunday to talk about her travels through Belize.
NCA Board Member Talks About Her Journey Through Belize
A shoplifting suspect was also arrested on a felony drug possession charge after deputies allegedly discovered narcotics on him at the Sheriff’s Station.
Shoplifting Suspect Charged with Felony Drug Possession
The city of Santa Clarita and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works will co-host a pair of advanced Smart Gardening Workshops at two local Santa Clarita Library branches in August and September.
City Libraries to Host Smart Gardening Workshops
Taylor Snyder went deep in his second straight game, and Lucas Gilbreath set a season-high for strikeouts, but the JetHawks fell to the San Jose Giants, 4-3, on Sunday evening in San Jose.
Gilbreath Strikeouts Hit Season High in JetHawks Loss
TV series, reality shows and music videos are among the productions now filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka “Hollywood North” the week of July 22-28.
Now Filming in SCV: TV Series, Reality Shows, Music Videos
The First Peoples Fund and the Pukúu Cultural Community Services coordinated to bring the two-day Native Artist Professional Development Training course for indigenous artists to California Institute of the Arts on Friday and Saturday.
Indigenous Artists Receive Professional Training at CalArts
Casey Golden and Taylor Snyder hit home runs, but a San Jose Giants six-run sixth inning carried them to a win over the JetHawks, 10-4, on Saturday night at Excite Ballpark.
Big Sixth for Giants Sinks Golden, JetHawks
The JetHawks jumped on the Stockton Ports early with nine runs in the first inning, and starter Ryan Rolison threw six-scoreless frames in an 11-0 win on Friday night at Banner Island Ballpark.
Rolison Wins After JetHawks Put Up 9 in First
Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library will host a free event featuring best-selling nonfiction author Larry Loftis at the Old Town Newhall Library on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m.
Aug. 1: Celebrated Spy Novelist Larry Loftis at Newhall Library
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a Lake Hughes woman on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting Sunday, according to Sheriff’s Station arrest records.
Lake Hughes Woman Charged with Attempted Murder
On the day Bridge to Home received major funding to provide homeless services in the Santa Clarita Valley year around, representatives from the nonprofit organization joined SCV Sheriff's Station deputies in an outreach effort Friday.
Bridge to Home, SCV Deputies Team for Homeless Outreach
2000 - Historic Larinan house in Pico Canyon burns down [story]
Larinan house burning
1952 - 7.5-magnitude Kern County earthquake devastates Tehachapi; damage spread from San Diego to Las Vegas [story]
quake map
2001 - Then-Assemblyman George Runner introduces legislation to memorialize the historic Ridge Route. Enacted Oct. 4. [story]
Ridge Route
CalArtians are nominated for the 71st Emmy Awards in numerous categories this year, including Acting, Picture Editing, Lighting Design, Production Design, Sound Editing and Animation.
CalArtians Nominated for 2019 Emmy Awards
Bridge to Home, the primary homeless services provider in the Santa Clarita Valley, has secured a Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority contract in the amount of $840,000 which will fund three-quarters of the annual cost of providing 60 beds, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Bridge to Home Secures $840K Toward Year-Round Operations
The Valley Industry Association’s Advocacy Committee has been in hot pursuit following the changes, amendments and carve-outs of Assembly Bill 5, which passed the California Assembly floor on May 29, and the Senate’s Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee on July 10.
Establishing Carve-Outs for Assembly Bill 5, the ‘Gig-Work’ Bill
The Santa Clarita Public Library will celebrate the end of its 2019 Summer Reading Program with a free event called the “Stellar Finale with Guest Performer: BubbleMania!” at the Old Town Newhall branch on Saturday, July 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
July 27: Library to Wrap Summer Reading Program with ‘BubbleMania’
%d bloggers like this: