Our Mission


The mission of the Antioch Charter Academies is to facilitate academic and personal growth of TK‐8th grade students of all socio‐economic levels and ethnic backgrounds. ACA enables 21st century students to become literate, self‐motivated, innovative, lifelong learners, and compassionate, collaborative active citizens. We nurture and support a partnership of students, teachers, families and the community; embrace individual strengths; and build upon research informed educational best practices including Montessori, multiple intelligences, brain‐compatible teaching, and multi‐age groupings with small class sizes


Our Vision

To provide a learning environment where students of all socio‐economic levels and ethnic backgrounds embrace education, exhibit compassion, and accept personal responsibility


February 3, 2020

Graduate Goal #4


Did you know most employers highly value “soft skills” when hiring new employees?  Soft skills are personality traits and behaviors. Unlike technical or “hard” skills, soft skills are not about the knowledge you possess but rather the behaviors you display in different situations.  Soft skills are qualities that allow a person to be successful in whatever they choose to do. ACAII’s Graduate Goals, newly renamed the “Code of the CHEETAHS”, list the soft skills that we hope each of our graduates master by the time they leave our program.  For the next 5 newsletters, we will look at each of the Graduate Goals and explain how that soft skill is practiced in each level of our school.

E mbrace the life skills and lifelong guidelines.

Primary: Primary teaches lifeskills by reading picture books associated with the life skill and then discussing how to incorporate that life skills into daily life.


Elementary: We discuss the life skills and what it means during class meetings, read stories about the life skill, and complete activities and projects about the life skill. Students and teachers compliment each other when they are showing the life skill in their daily choices. Teachers recognize students when they show lifeskills by filling a bucket recording sheet.


Intermediate: Each week students concentrate on studying a Life skill or Lifelong guidelines. Students also use Lifeskills to give compliments, recognize the work of others, and reflect on their choices. The class also discusses how Lifeskills help others when discussing issues in class meeting.


Middle School: Every week during class meeting we choose a Life skill or Lifelong Guideline to highlight, and every student creates a compliment for someone who demonstrates that skill.  When students do not follow rules or procedures, they must reflect on which Life skills they are not using and make a plan for what to do differently.

2020-21 Lottery


The ACAII lottery for the upcoming 2020-21 school year, will be held on March 2, 2020.  If you have a student, or know of a student who would like to attend next year, an application must be filled out and put into the lottery process.


No student is automatically accepted into the school because he or she has a sibling already attending ACA.  All incoming students, including TK & Kindergarten, must submit an application by March 1st, to be included in the school’s lottery.  Applications can be filled out online at or a paper copy can be picked up in the office.

The following siblings have already filled out an application. Otero, Montgomery, Aldana-Bravo

If you do not see your name please be sure to fill one out.

2nd Cup of Coffee


The first Friday school day of each month, 2nd Cup of Coffee meets in Room 6 after morning drop off.  Parents and families have a chance to connect with other families and get to know more about our school community.  The Family Network provides coffee and breakfast snacks, and shares upcoming events planned at our school.  Small children are welcome to come too!  

2nd Cup meets this Friday, February 7th.  

PEP Meeting

Ever wonder what you can do to help your 6th to 8th grade student with math?  Do you want to know more about CPM (the math curriculum used in 6th through 8th grade?)  This Friday after 2nd cup, Mrs. McCutcheon and Miss Albertoni will be presenting a Parent Education Program about CPM.  The presentation will be recorded on Facebook Live, so if you cannot join us in person or on Friday morning, go to the ACAII Family News page on Facebook to watch it.

Did you Know?

The Staff parking lot off of O St. is by parking permit only.  There is no student drop off or pick up allowed there. Even tardy or early pick up students/parents should still park in our main lot.  Please show your student that you can follow the rules.  If you are staff and have not received your permit please see the office.


A Note From Mrs. Vela

Congratulations to our sixty students in grades 4 – 8 who performed last Thursday evening in the ACA II Instrumental Music Winter Concert!!   You presented yourselves with poise on stage and shared your skills through well performed music.   Each of you were fine individual performers as well as great team members, illustrating the fine quality of our ACA II students.  The large, supportive audience added to the success of the evening!  Also, a thank you goes to you parents for encouraging instrumental music education at ACA II.


With the upcoming work days and break, students still need to practice their instruments so they maintain and improve their skills, as we plan future performances including our Spring Concert in May. The better they get, the more enjoyable it is to play. A few minutes a day is all it takes!   As I’ve said before, I continue to enjoy teaching music at ACA II and  thank everyone involved with making this a special, quality school!



Mrs. Sharon Vela, longtime music educator and performer

Family Formal


Who likes to party?!? We will be holding our first planning meeting for the Family Formal this Wednesday, February 5th directly after school.


The Family Formal is our schools take on the traditional Father/Daughter Mother/Son dance. This all-inclusive dance was a blast last year and we are excited to make it bigger and better!

Walk A Thon

Walk-A-Thon donations and volunteers needed! Please let a Walk-A-Thon team member know if you can help us out ASAP so that we can make this event as successful as it has been in the past.


Volunteer Needed:

Course Manager – Coordinate supplies for the day of the event, verifying supplies and coordinating pick-up or delivery. Manages set-up and break-down of course.


Donations Needed:

Goodie Bag fillers – small toys/trinkets, non-perishable snacks, mini water bottles, etc. General gifts enough for entire school (201 students) or enough for each level (Primary – 31 students. Elementary – 63 students. Intermediate – 65 students. Middle – 42 students).


This is a great event to be a part of and a fun opportunity to gain some volunteer hours! We need your help to continue the tradition the kids look forward to each year.

Absences & Tardies


It is extremely important that your student is in school every day, and arrives on time.  If though your student is sick, or will arrive late because of an unexpected delay, please call the office, or email your student’s classroom and office by 8amStudents who arrive after 8:15am must be walked into the office by the driver, and signed in.  All of these “rules” are in place to help keep your student safe!  Contact information is below.  Thank you!


2019/2020 Dates to Remember:


February 5                       Family Formal Meeting 3:15 at the elementary picnic tables

February 7                       Minimum Day – All students 8:15-12pm

February 7                       2nd Cup in room 6 after drop off.

February 10                     No School – Teacher Work Day

February 11                     FNB Meeting 3:15 in room 5

February 13                     School Tour for New Applicants- Sign up at Book A Tour

February 14                     Lunch Fundraiser-Hot Dog

February 17-21                February Break – No School

February 27                     School Tour for New Applicants- Sign up at Book A Tour

March 2                           Lottery for 20/21 school year

March 9-13                      Conference Week- All students 8:15-12 noon

March 17                         FNB Meeting 3:15 in room 5

March 19                         School Tour for New Applicants- Sign up at Book A Tour

March 20                         Walk A Thon

March 24                         Spring Pictures

March 27                         Pizza Lunch Fundraiser


2019 / 2020 Faculty




Ms. Peacock-

Mrs. Hawley-



Mrs. Fank-

Miss Berkich-

Mrs. Mariappan-



Miss Dubitsky-

Miss Albertoni-

Mrs. Gonzalez-



Mr. Hagan-

Mrs. McCutcheon-


Special Ed-

Mrs. Willard-


Mrs. Vela-

2019-2020 Family Network Board

Chairperson: Annu Fuentes                          
Co-Chairperson: Adriana Solorio       
Secretary: Sharron Scott                     
Treasurer: Susan Cano                                  
Volunteer Coordinator: Brandi Lopez            
Fundraising Coordinator: Maria Strock
Co-Fundraising Coordinator: Ashley Rice
Social Coordinator: Sara Wall             
Co-Social Coordinator: Jillian Broussard

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