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 2013-2014
Education Protection Account Expenditures By Function 2012-2013
STEAM for Teens
Orange Public Library Foundation and Southern California Edison have teamed together to provide a grant that gives teens an opportunity to meet and interact with speakers from the local STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) community! For more information: OPL STEAM for Teens
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.
Here is information about club meeting days and locations on Santiago's campus: Santiago Clubs
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
School begins at 8:50am
After School Tutoring
We have tutoring on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 3-4pm in the library. The late bus will arrive at 3:55 pm for those students who take the bus home.
For school Uniforms ContactJ & M Promotions
Santiago's Yearbook is on sale and can be ordered online from Herff Jones.
Be sure to stay informed with OUSD's latest high school facility planning at:
Web page maintained by D. Maude!
Students this week had an opportunity to work outside the classroom and particate in a virtual classroom in "The Newseum." The Newseum is a news museum in Washington D.C. that educates young people on the rights and responsibilities of the press. (Understanding that the press is in many different formats today.) They did a virtual classroom with our students on how to determine the validity of an article/website/broadcast. Students were able to use the chromebooks and microphone to communicate with the people in D.C. The students did pre-lesson activities to prepare for this event and will continue with post activities in the classroom later this week. This activity ties into our curriculum through the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
On a side note: The students were amazing!!! We couldn't have been more proud of them and their participation.
Operation Santa Claus
Join Santiago as we begin collecting gifts for children and senior citizens throughout the community who may have not have a very merry holiday without your generous support! Please stop by the library this week to pick a gift tag from our tree for a special person who needs a special holiday gift! All unwrapped gifts will be picked up during the second week of December. Thank you for helping make somebody's holiday bright!
Santiago will have its annual holiday concert on Thursday evening, December 12! Be sure to attend this extremely talented event! It will be held in the cafeteria. We look forward to seeing you there!
Minimum Day: Friday, December 13
Friday, December 13, is a minimum day. Students will be released from classes at 12 noon.
Saturday Work Day
Saturday, December 14, is a work day for families interested in earning service hours. The campus will be open from 8am to 12 noon.
Santiago's campus will close for Winter Break from December 17 thru January 4. We wish all of our families a safe and healthy holiday and look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday, January 7!
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!
2013-2014 School Calendar Approved
Please view the calendar for the 2013-2014 school year at the link below:
From the Principal
Hello Santiago Santanas!
I would like to welcome each and every one of you to Santiago Charter Middle School for the 2013-2014 school year. We are an independent charter school of 7th and 8th graders that is committed to providing our students with the best possible educational experience available. We focus on project based learning, integrating technology into the classroom, and building strong character, in addition to meeting all state curriculum standards.
We want you to have a great school year and are here to assist you. Please call us or stop by as we are eager to form a partnership with our student and parent community