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.
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.)
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!
After School Soccer Program
Are you interested in joining an athletic team? Everyone is welcome. We will have further information in our cafeteria for our year round soccer program on Monday, September 15 at 3pm.
Wear A Sports Jersey/Shirt on Tuesday for Spirit Week!
On Tuesday, September 16, students are encouraged to wear their favorite sports jersey/shirt of their favorite team to support our Spirit Week activity!
Friday is 60's Day!
Students are encouraged to wear an outfit from the 60's or their STRIVE shirt on Friday, September 19!
Students had a preview of Santiago's campus clubs this week. 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!
Magazine and Gift Fall Fundraiser Sale
We began our Fall Fundraiser this week with a fun-filled assembly. We will continue to have wonderful games and prizes for those who participate. Our turn in date has been extended to September 19. If you are interested in earning service hours, and would like help with distribution on October 16, please contact our PTSA president, Danielle Jacobs as soon as possible. Thank you to all of our Santiago families for your support. All monies raised go directly back to the school and PTSA to support our students! Here is the information sent home with students.
Thank you to all of our families who participated in our Scholastic Book Fair. All funds raised from the book fair will be used to purchase books for our library. For more information or if you were not able to visit our book fair, please click on the link to the left for on-line shopping!
This week Santiago students will have opportunities to join us in our "Spirit Week" as we provide activities throughout the week for students and staff.
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.
Teachers Accept Ice Bucket Challenge
Teachers and staff accepted the "Ice Bucket Challenge" in an effort to help spread awareness of ALS, often known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease." A special 10-minute assembly was held just before the end of the school day, and teachers who volunteered to have ice-cold water tossed on them lined up on the stage. ASB students willingly took on the task of tossing the water, while the entire school watched from the amphitheater. Thank you teachers for your efforts, and thank you those who donated to our efforts after school. With your help, we raised over $1100!
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