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 Account Resolution 2014-2015
Education Protection Account Resolution 2013-2014
Education Protection Account Expenditures By Function 2012-2013
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 under "students". Copies are available in the school office. For a Student Guide to Understanding, Preventing and Avoiding Bullying & Harrassment please click here.
Santiago School Safety Committee
The Santiago School Safety Commitee holds weekly meetings Thursday mornings in the Parent Center in the library at 8am. The purpose of these meetings is to "establish a program of safety communication, education, and training for all supervisory personnel on a regular basis and for employees as directed by management." Parents of Santiago students and the community are welcome to attend our meetings.
Orange County Register Laptop Program
Earn free laptops for Santiago Charter Middle School! Click here for more information.
Late Start Wednesday
Late start Wednesdays begin on August 27. 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
If you are interested in tutoring, please contact Ms. Patel or Mr. Hilker.
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!
This month we had quite a few activities as shown by our slide show. Our students participated in Spirit events during lunch, the Strive assembly, thank you card events, the Welcome Dance, book fair, and magazine/gift fundraisers. Thank you to all of our families who took the time to participate with our staff and students during this busy month!
Red Ribbon Week begins at Santiago October 20!
Santiago's students will participate in various campus activities throughout the week to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. On Monday we will pass out Red Ribbon wristbands, then on Tuesday students may wear a Sports Shirt Dress to “Team up Against Drugs,” on Thursday students may wear a Red Shirt and/or socks. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday we will have campus activities during lunch to support our decision to stay drug free!
We'd Love to Serve You!
Tuesday, October 21 is the night Santiago teachers will be serving families and the community at the McDonalds located at 4200 E. Chapman Ave., Orange. We look forward to seeing everyone from 4:30 to 7:30pm. A portion of the sales from McTeacher's Night will be donated to Santiago!
Free Food Distribution
Friday, October 24 at the Friendly Center, 147 W. Rose Avenue, Orange. Free food will be distributed. Please view the informational flyer here for further details.
Santiago vs. El Rancho as Soccer Season Begins!
Students played El Rancho this week at Santiago's campus and later at El Rancho's campus. We had parents and classmates out on the field supporting our great teams! Go Santanas!
Saturday, November 15 from 8am to 12pm 1700-2000 E. Adams Ave., Orange. Come join us for a free lunch as The Saddleback Church and the community come together to help clean and make your neighborhood a more beautiful place to live. For further details.
Got Gift Cards?
Did you know that gift card donations are an acceptable method to earn service hours? Each $10 gift card donation earns you one service hour. Gift cards are given as rewards and prizes throughout the year. What an easy and convenient way to earn service hours!
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!
Students had a preview of Santiago's campus clubs. Please click on our link here for information about when and where our clubs meet. This is a great opportunity to participate in new activities and make new friends!
Service Hour Donations!
Help support this year’s Red Ribbon Week- a week dedicated to helping students stay DRUG FREE! Use the GoogleDoc link below to donation supplies, prizes or you time to earn Service Hours and help support us during Red Ribbon Week 2014!
Red Ribbon Donations
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.
Hello Parents and Guardians of future Santanas,
Please click below for the registration packet for the 2014-2015 school year. If you received a post card in the mail and cannot print our registration forms please drop by Santiago's front office. Office hours are 8am to 4pm Monday-Friday.
Annual College Night
All high school and middle school students, their families and friends are invited to attend our Annual College Night. There will be over 40 colleges and universities and the military present on November 5, 2014 at El Modena High School. Please view the flyer for further information.
2014-2015 School Calendar
Please click here for Santiago's 2014-2015 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 will be celebrating 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