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 (EPA) Spending Plan 2014-2015
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 or for Spanish, please click here.
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.
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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: 11/17, 1/26, 2/23, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24
Fun, Musical Performances and Food!
Students in Mr. Hanson's musical theater classes had a fun time performing their Musical Showcase this week, while Mrs. Meier and Mrs. Shukla held an informative meeting in our Lecture Hall for their upcoming spring trip to Cost Rica. Our PTSA made new friends as they enjoyed their Thanksgiving Potluck in the library, and students participated in a Thank You card raffle to win delicious cinnamon rolls! We wish to thank all of our generous families who purchased pies (just in time for the holiday!) and also for those who were able to participate in our Santiago activities this week!
Minimum Day on Friday
Friday, November 20 will be a minumum day for our students. Our campus will close at 12:15pm.
Santiago's campus will be closed from November 23-27. School will resume on Monday, November 30.
Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner
Students earned a Thanksgiving meal for their families by making strides in their grades, behavior and attendance.
Box Top Collection Contest!
Free money for Santiago! Clip and send your Box Tops in to your student’s Prime Time teachers by December 11. Every 10 Box Tops earns a Thank You Card, and one student in each class will win a Test Upgrade Card. The winning Prime Time class will win a pizza or sundae party. Keep saving through the holidays to submit them for our next contest that ends in March.
Another easy way to collect Box Tops for Santiago is by signing up on www.boxtopsforeducation.com. There are Sweepstakes to win Box Tops 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 and earn more Box Tops for our school at the same time. It's easy and a win-win for all!
Yearbooks are on sale! If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, please click on the image above, or you may visit the office to place your order.
Costa Rica Trip during Spring Break
Safe, supervised and fun educational tour led by Mrs. Shukla and Mrs. Meier, science teachers. Parents will be meeting in the Lecture Hall on Tuesday, November 17 at 6pm. For info, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
After School Playdate
Here is a schedule of after school playdate events for any students interested in joining.
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.
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