Monarch provides the same full educational curriculum as that provided by the County school system governed by San Diego County Office of Education. Monarch is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). All teachers are fully credentialed by the State of California Department of Education.
In addition, the Project has implemented a tutoring and mentoring program to give students the individual attention needed to bring them up to their age-appropriate grade level. A Reading Specialist and Math Specialist work with students individually and in small groups to accelerate their learning in these core subjects.
Monarch is open 51 weeks a year since students are homeless year-round. Many students arrive at Monarch severely deficient, often unable to read or write. The program is designed to advance them to their appropriate grade and social level.
Assessing the academic progress of students at Monarch is a comprehensive process that includes tests, interpretations, and other measures initiated by classroom teachers and examinations required by schools, school districts, and the state. Monarch students participate in the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR) and California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE.)
Administrators for the SDCOE in partnership with the Monarch School Project take great care in hiring our teachers and staff.