In Solvang, during the summer of 2006, a group of people led by Tom Goodman, were persuaded to write a charter petition for a new independent study charter school. Together they worked with experienced charter school administrative assistant, Suzanne Clark, to plan, organize and develop a school dedicated to provide a learning environment in which students and their teachers could develop the kind of one on one relationships that promote deeper learning and motivated students. The school is chartered by the Blochman School District, and provides services in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. FPCS serves students and families in grades K-12 who are seeking alternative, personalized educational programs
Family Partnership Charter School is a WASC Accredited, direct-funded Independent Study Charter School. Family Partnership Charter School serves students that reside in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties using a personalized approach to learning.
Family Partnership Charter School programs offer non-classroom based instruction through learning centers that focus on Independent/Home Study, Blended Learning and Montessori Methods. Through all programs, a partnership between the school, teacher, parent and student are built to support student learning.
Family Partnership is a public school that is publicly funded. However, public charter schools are structured quite differently than the traditional public school system. The primary goal of our charter school is to maximize personalized learning opportunities for students to guarantee our students can master the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace. Family Partnership allows for wide differences in student learning styles, abilities, and interests. Unlike a traditional public school, in partnership with parents FPCS adapts the learning environment to meet the individual needs of their children.