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
Santiago is Spotlighted in O.C. Register
Mr. Jason Askenaze's Industrial Technology class project "Cars for Kids" was spotlighted in Thursday's edition of the O.C. Register. To view the story, please click here.
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.
After School Tutoring
Takes place n the library from 3-3:50pm on Tues., Wed., and Thurs.
Santiago Charter Middle School named 2011 California Distinguished School
Late Start Wednesday
School begins at 8:50am
Time is running out to order the Santiago Middle School yearbook for your student. There's only one chance to experience this school year, but the yearbook helps remember it forever. It's now on sale through 5/15/2013. Please click on the yearbook link above to purchase yearbooks.
For school Uniforms ContactJ & M Promotions
Web page maintained by D. Maude!
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
Wednesday, May 22, students will be participating in decathlon events at Santiago. We will have a special assembly on Thursday, May 23 to recognize our outstanding athletes.
NJHS Induction Ceremony
To be held in the cafeteria from 6-8pm on Wednesday, May 22
There will be a PTSA meeting in the library on Wednesday, May 22.
Bridgette Pasco, pictured here with Principal D'Agostino, is the winner of a flat screen television. Students who kept good behavior, had great attendance and showed an improvement in grades from their skills class were entered in the drawing. Congratulations Bridgette!
Promotion Party Meeting
PTSA will meet on Thursday, May 23 at 7pm in the library.
Friday is a Minimum Day
May 24 is a minimum day for students. Classes will be dismissed at 12 noon.
School Closed Monday, May 27
Santiago will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.
Dancing with the Teachers Extravaganza!
With practices after school, a lot of laughter and lots of hard work, Santiago students and teachers put together a wonderful dance and variety show for friends and families to enjoy. We wish to thank all of our families who supported our talented students and staff, and we want to offer a big round of applause to Mrs. Barbas who put together this year’s Dancing with the Teachers successful production! If interested in purchasing a $5 DVD of this entertaining event, please see Mrs. Barbas.
For families interested in enrolling their student at Santiago Charter Middle School, please contact our registrar, Mrs. Somers, at 714-997-6366. You may also click here to visit our registration page.
Technology Grant Awarded to Santiago's History Department
The History Department was recently awarded a $7,000 CTAP Educational Grant from the Orange County Department of Education that will be applied to the future use of 35 Google laptops here at Santiago. Congratulations to Marisa Mallory whose dedication led to this wonderful learning opportunity for our students! We are very proud to have you as part of Santiago's staff!
Charter Board Opportunity
Santiago Middle School is seeking qualified parents from our current 7th grade parents, our future 7th grade parents, as well as alumni for the Charter Board. If interested in this invaluable – and exciting – endeavor, please view our flyer.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Our Academic Clubs together with our school library are asking our community for support to raise needed funds. We are not selling anything but are collecting items that would otherwise be thrown away. Help our environment and our Santanas!
Beverage Bottles and Cans
We have set black recycle bins in some classrooms, in the office and in the library. Santiago is encouraging students and staff to help us not only help our environment, but raise money for our school academic clubs and library! If you have any plastic water bottles or aluminum cans that you would like to donate to Santiago, please send them to school with your student to bring to the library. Thank you for your help!
Turn in gently used shoes (especially athletic shoes). Collected shoes are made affordable and available to people domestically and internationally who might otherwise be unable to afford new clothing. We will be collecting through the end of this school year. You can drop off the shoes at the school library or give to Mrs. Shukla. Thank you for your support!
No time for Service Hours? How about donating items?
As you know, all Santiago’s families are required to work 12 volunteer hours per school year. We know everyone has busy schedules these days and we realize that scheduling your service time at Santiago may be a bit difficult. We would like to offer an alternative. How about donating items to our school? Every month we are going to post a list of items that Santiago needs. When you donate $10 worth of those items and leave them with Mrs. Barron or Mrs. Ruddy in the front office and sign in on our Parent Volunteer sheet you will have earned one service hour. It’s that easy!
Here is this month’s list:
Cases of water
Kleenex (we really need this item with flu season!)
From the Principal
Welcome everyone to the Santiago Charter Middle School website. Please refer to our school website on a regular basis to keep informed on upcoming events throughout the school year. This website will be updated weekly and in some cases daily as a valuable tool of communication to our students, families, and school community.
During the 2012-2013 school year, we are renewing our commitment to excellence! We are here to serve the needs of our students and continue down the path of academic excellence at all levels. As an independent charter school, we offer smaller class sizes than other secondary schools, a wide range of elective classes, and one of the most talented team of educators in Orange County. We incorporate project based learning, technology based learning strategies, and character education into our core curriculum.
Our administrative team, faculty, staff and parents work collaboratively to ensure the best learning experience for our students. We have an “open door” policy and want to hear from you regarding any questions, comments, or concerns that we can address in an ongoing effort to STRIVE for excellence in all areas!
We welcome you and look forward to working with you!