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.
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!
Santiago's 7th graders collaborated with a partner in class and another set of partners from another English class to come together and create a charity for a cause of their choice. This project consisted of working with students and teachers from other classes. Students created a charity, researched their cause by reading printed articles and exploring websites. Students met their student pairs from other classes by being assigned a whole new English teacher (how exciting!) on certain days of this project. After compiling their research, students met in their group of four to create a poster board to promote their charity. Students also worked in pairs to either create a paper product, such as a brochure, or an electronic product, such as a Public Service Announcement, to promote their charity. Students not only presented as a team to their peers and teachers in the lecture hall highlighting the three components of their project, but also at a charity fair in the cafeteria to parents, Santiago staff, and 8th grade English students. The 8th grade English students voted for their favorite charity by donating fake money to the charity. The winning charities earned extra credit on their project!
Mrs. Meier’s eighth grade classes had graduate students from UCI's chemistry outreach program in for exciting demonstrations that we hope will spark student interest in pursuing a career in chemistry or the sciences.
Students collected spare change this week for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and filled their Pennies for Patients boxes. Thank you to all of our families who helped our students with their fundraising efforts! They were able to raise over $3,000!
We had a continental breakfast to recognize 24 students who had positive referrals in one of five different categories. Parents were invited to celebrate their achievement. We love recognizing outstanding behavior, and having a wonderful meeting with parents, students and staff!
Minimum Day March 27
Santiago Charter Middle School students will be dismissed at 12 noon on Friday, March 27. The office will close at 1pm
Community Discount Card to Help Academic Clubs
Santiago's academic clubs, Science Olympiad and Pentathlon, are selling Community Discount Cards at $10 each. 50% of the money earned goes directly to our clubs. If interested, contact Mrs. Shukla email@example.com. Please view our flyer for a list of vendors. Thank you for helping support our clubs!
Santiago's campus will be closed for Spring Break from March 30-April 3. Classes will resume on Monday, April 6.
Boy Band Project Performs at Santiago and Tickets are on Sale for Their Concert!
Students were treated to a great reward as part of a "Thank you" for all of their effort in participating and their success in the Jog-A-Thon. They listened to Boy Band Project during lunch and then joined in group photos with the band afterwards! Thank you students, and thank you Boy Band Project for your wonderful visit to our school! We had a great time! Tickets to the Boy Band Project are on sale in the main office for $20 each. The show is in Los Angeles at the Troubadour on Sunday, April 12th at 2:00 p.m. Limited quantities on hand. When they are gone, they are gone!
New to Santiago?
To view our registration page, please click here
-Reserve the date! We have special activities planned for our upcoming
Open House on Thursday, February 26 from 5-8pm
-Call for more information or to schedule a tour (714) 997-6366
Office hours are 8am to 4pm Monday-Friday.
-Please click below for the registration packet for the 2014-2015 school year.
We believe in Personalized Education for All Students
Registración Oprima Aqui-Español
Good news! With the onset of the cold weather and to help avoid the rush at the uniform store, the office has a limited number of sweatshirts, provided by J & M, for sale. The cost is $18.00 each, payable by cash or check only. Checks should be made payable to J & M Promotions. We also have the Santiago zipper jackets on sale for $25 each.
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!
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.
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