At Santiago Charter Middle School our mission is to assist our students to attain an educational advantage by delivering a quality and disciplined public school education of unmatched quality.
515 N. Rancho Santiago Blvd.
Orange, CA 92869 | (714) 997-6366
As an independent charter school, any child in the 7th or 8th grade in the state of California may attend our school.
SARC (School Accountability Report Card), contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school. Please click here for Santiago's Accountability Report Card
Education Protection AccountEducation Protection Account Resolution 2015-2016
Education Protection Account Resolution 2014-2015
Education Protection Account Expenditures by Function 2013-2014
Education Protection Account Resolution 2013-2014
LCAP 2015-2018 Final Draft
LCAP 2013-2014 Final Draft
Miss Patel, our on-site counselor here at Santiago, is very excited to support you in your journey through Middle School. Please visit her website at Miss Patel's Counseling Corner.
Stop Bullying Now is an online website that presents practical research-based strategies for reducing bullying in schools
The District’s policies on discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying can be accessed on the District’s website here. Copies are available in the school office. For a Student Guide to Understanding, Preventing and Avoiding Bullying & Harrassment please click here.
Introducing OverDrive: E-Books for Students
We are pleased to introduce a new, free reading service providing digital books through OverDrive. Please click here for more information. We are encouraging our students to keep up their reading skills by offering ebooks over the summer and throughout the year. Please click here for more information.
View free online tutorial videos for parents and students here
Late Start Wednesday
On late start Wednesdays school starts at 8:50am. Our regular days begin at 7:50am (Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri.)
If your student will be absent, please call (714) 628-5681 or you may send a note with your child when he/she returns to school.
After School Tutoring
After school tutoring is held in the library from 3pm-4pm.
For school Uniforms ContactJ & M Promotions
Santiago's yearbook may be purchased through the front office.
Be sure to stay informed with OUSD's latest high school facility planning at:
Web page maintained by D. Maude!
PTSA meetings will be held at 6pm in the library on the following days:
10/27, 11/17, 1/26, 2/23, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24
This was a month for students to shine! Ticket Tuesday resulted in a drawing held during lunch where students were given ice cream prizes. Later in the week PBIS hosted a continental breakfast for students who showed top notch behavior from the following positive traits: prepared, respectful, involved, determined and engaged. We finished the week with a spirited STRIVE Assembly, where Chief Davis from the Anahiem Police Department was invited to speak to our students about the importance of keeping our integrity at all times. Students who made gold, silver and bronze strive were recognized for their academic achievements. While at the assembly, students were also treated to wonderful musical and dance performances. What great students and staff we have at our school. Thank you to everyone who made our events a huge success!
Santiago's Fundraiser Ends This Week!
Excitement is felt in the air with our students participating with the Yankee Candle and Cherrydale Farms fundraiser that ends October 2. Delivery will take place mid December. All money is to be returned to the front office by October 2, 2015. If you missed the turn in date, we will continue to collect envelopes in the front office. If interested in online shopping, please go to www.yankeecandlefundraising.com, and enter Santiago's group #990081907 in the "Start Shopping" box or if ordering through Cherryday Farms, please visit Cherrydale.com, and click the box "Seller Login" and follow directions to register for a new account. We are pleased to announce that 40% of every sale goes directly to Santiago. Thank you for participating in our fundraiser!
The Santiago PTSA proudly announces the 2015-2016 Reflections Art Program/Contest. This National Arts & Recognition program is open and free to all of Santiago's students. For this program, students are invited to create original works of art at home inspired by the theme: LET YOUR IMAGINATION FLY. Students can create artworks in 6 categories: Dance, Film, Literature, Music, Photography and Visual Arts. Artworks are due to the office on Thursday, October 8. Projects will be displayed in the library. All students will be recognized for participating at a special luncheon. Awards of excellence in each of the categories will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. First place artworks will go on to compete with first place artworks from other schools. Please view our flyers for details and rules here.
This is a wonderful PTSA-sponsored program! Please inform your students about this opportunity and encourage them to participate!
Costa Rica Trip during Spring Break
After School Soccer Club
Here is a schedule of soccer events for any students interested in After School Soccer Club.
Parking Lot Safety
The drop-off and pick up area for students has been changed. Please view our map for information on where to drop-off and pick up Santiago students. Thank you for joining us in keeping our students safe.
We are looking forward to seeing our Santiago students and families for the upcoming school year. If you missed registration, please see Mrs. Somers in the front office. If you need a registration material, please click here: Registration Packet In English or Registración Oprima Aqui-Español.
Club Rush Lunch
Students were invited to visit various booths during lunch for an opportunity to join one of Santiago's many clubs. If your student is interested, and didn't have a chance to visit with the advisor, please click here for the names of our clubs and days that they meet.
New to Santiago?
To view our registration page, please click here
-Call for more information or to schedule a tour (714) 997-6366
-Office hours are Monday-Friday (please call first, summer office hours vary.)
What to bring to register your student:
Proofs of residence - must show name and address
California Standards Tests (CSTs) or other standardized test results
We believe in Personalized Education for All Students
DonorsChoose for Teachers
There is a wonderful site that our teachers are participating in that allows the community to support teachers and students in various projects! Click on the DonorsChoose.org link to see what projects your student's teacher might need help funding with today!
Extended Library Hours
Our new library hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 7am to 4:30pm, Wednesday 8:50am-4:30pm, and Friday 7am-4pm.
2015-2016 School Calendars
Please click here for Santiago's 2015-2016 student calendar.
Beverage containers (plastic and glass bottles and cans) are being collected around campus. Look for the Black Recycling Receptacles in some classrooms, the office, and the library to help our environment while at the same time, help generate funds for our library and academic clubs. During lunch time turn in your recyclables into the Grey Recycling Receptacle with Mr. Rodriguez.
Printer ink cartridges & toners are also being collected for recycling. Funds collected benefit our school staff in helping replenish office/school supplies. Look for boxes in the office and the library.
E-Waste items are any electronics that plug in or take batteries (including lithium batteries). Smaller items are collected in boxes located in the office & library. Larger items will be collected later in the year (date to be determined). Please keep e date. Funds collected from E-Waste collections will benefit our school's technology account.
Free Money Programs for Santiago
BoxTops and Labels for Education are easy ways to earn funds for Santiago.
Food and household items that you normally buy can have any of these coupons/labels. All you have to do is cut them out and bring them to school. A green collection box is located in the office. Some teachers may have incentives for turning in BoxTops and Labels for Education.
Another easy way to collect BoxTops for Santiago is by signing up on www.boxtops4education.com. There are Sweepstakes to win BoxTops and supplies for Santiago, some with no purchase necessary; some you can enter daily. Also on their website, you can print out money saving coupons, get some delicious recipes, shop online and earn more BoxTops for our school at the same time. It's easy and a win-win for all!
From the Principal
Hello and Welcome!
Santiago Charter Middle School celebrated our 20th year anniversary as a charter school this year! Santiago was the very first charter school in Orange County and the 66th Charter School in the State of California. We were named a California Distinguished School in 2011 and continue to STRIVE to be one of the top middle schools in Orange County. We have about 1000 students enrolled in both 7th and 8th grade from our surrounding communities. We welcome all students from all attendance areas as we are a school of choice.
Santiago is proud to have caring teachers, staff, and administration that focus on personalization and caring for each and every student. Our students enjoy classes such as Honors, Leadership, Computers, Public Speaking, Choir, Band, Art, Woodshop, Chinese, Spanish, French, Dance, as well as all of the traditional 7th and 8th grade classes. Our students thrive with extracurricular activities, clubs, sports, and educational travel opportunities.
We are here to serve and welcome you to visit our website, call our office, or stop by for a tour.
Jim D'Agostino, Ed.D