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Sycamore Valley Academy (SVA) is a tuition-free, K-8 Visalia charter school that opened in August of 2012.

Located on the corner of Avenue 280 and Road 68 in SW Visalia.


6832 Avenue 280

Visalia, CA 93277

Blue Oak Academy (BOA) is a tuition-free, Visalia charter school that opened in August of 2017. The school will grow each year until reaching K-8.

Located on the corner of Avenue 280 and Road 148 in SE Visalia.


28050 Rd 148,

Visalia, CA 93292

The MISSION of The Academies is to engage every student in a manner which cultivates growth and nurtures their curiosity, creativity, and talents. Our collaborative community empowers students to grow into self-directed thinkers and virtuous citizens, equipped with a love of learning and a love of life; eager to contribute their gifts to a better, more equitable world.


Our VISION: We create an inclusive community with access to rigorous and enriching educational experiences that challenge and support individuals to achieve their personal best and realize new opportunities.

"Unimpeded by boredom from busywork or fear of peer attitude,
all that  is brilliant and beautiful about our child is ever more apparent."

Our schools offer a site-based, academically accelerated instructional program with multi-age grouping, differentiation, project-based learning (“PBL”), gifted education for all students, development of scholarly habits of mind, enriched curriculum (including Spanish language, hands-on science, service-learning, and arts instruction), social and emotional learning (“SEL”), authentic assessment, mastery orientation, and collaboration in the whole school community. We support the individual needs of all students, including those who have the desire to work ahead or work deeper in their studies and those who need extra supports to succeed. Our constructivist educational philosophy and program for gifted learners make our schools unique in the area.

To review our School Accountability Report Cards (SARC), required by the California Department of Education, click here.

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