Agnes J. Johnson Charter School educates students in grades TK-12 in Southern Humboldt County in an inclusive community supported by families and educators using innovative instructional strategies including multiple modalities, experiential learning and practical applications to ensure academic excellence based on state standards, rural agricultural preservation, and civic responsibility.
Agnes J. Johnson Charter School will develop productive, self-sufficient citizens capable of self-expression, effective communication, problem solving, and critical thinking who will succeed in our constantly changing world.
AJJCS will make a great school in Southern Humboldt by focusing on the following Core Values:
Agnes J. Johnson Charter School, known as "AJJCS," is a public, tuition-free, charter school authorized by the Humboldt County Board of Education to serve students in grades TK-8 for the 2020-21 school year, and AJJCS will add one grade level per year until it serves the span of grades from TK-12.
AJJCS is located in the northwestern portion of the Southern Humboldt Joint Unified School District. The school community is in a mountainous, rural area along the Eel River. The school is north of the district office in Miranda. The school will serve students of the surrounding communities including Weott, Myers Flat, and Miranda.
Agnes J. Johnson School has always had very active parent and community involvement. The threat of school closure encouraged a very dedicated group of parents to propose the opening of a Charter School. This Charter School is the work of dedicated team players who will serve the school community as the Founding Board of the Agnes J. Johnson Charter School.
AJJCS will serve students in TK - 8 in a classroom-based model and will serve fewer than 20% of the entire school population in grades 9-12 in an independent study model.
We are dedicated to serving TK-12 students at AJJCS by providing a strong educational experience with rigorous core content including art, agriculture, animal husbandry, creativity and civic responsibility with high expectations, inclusive environment, familial support, and various innovative learning opportunities all meeting the State Standards. Students will emerge self-sufficient individuals capable of self-expression, effective communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills with ability to succeed amidst the challenges of our changing world.
AJJCS believes that by offering an independent study program for high school, parents who have chosen to homeschool or go outside the county for independent study programs will choose AJJCS’s independent study program where the students will be a part of a school community and have access to social interactions with peers and support in rigorous academics, rural agricultural preservation and civic responsibility.