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Growing Great Kids!

We’re a tuition-free public school serving grades K-8.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year has ended.

A random, public drawing was held on April 18th to determine enrollment and waitlist priority.

We've Moved to Paso Robles!

Our new, state-of-the-art facility supports our learning philosophy!

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Every child is unique.

That’s why at Almond Acres Charter Academy we educate the whole child: heart, mind, body, and soul.

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Our Approach


each child’s strengths and struggles as learners.


by practicing positive and productive habits of mind.


student success and creativity as they learn and grow!



For the current school year, we are no longer accepting transfers.

Open Enrollment has ended for Fall 2023. A random, public drawing was held on April 18th to determine enrollment. Requests for enrollment will now be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Leadership & Character Development


Leader in Me

Character Counts

Athletics & Wellness


Cross Country  •  Flag Football

Volleyball  •  Basketball  •  Track & Field

Ultimate Frisbee

Full-time recreation & wellness teacher

Service & Project Based Learning

Hands-on learning through field trips

Guest speakers

Community interaction

Visual & Performing Arts

Annual art show

Elementary & middle school choir

Instrumental & vocal classes

Annual musical theatre production

S.T.E.A.M. Education

Destination Imagination

Maker Space class activities

Annual Maker Faire

Faculty & Staff

Our teachers, administrators, and support staff consist of highly qualified individuals who love and are dedicated to educating children!

Students enrolled



First Year of Enrollment


The Almond Acres Charter Academy Board of Directors are charged with the direction of AACA and its solvency, making personnel, financial, curricular and other major decisions.  Meetings are open to the general public.


Current Agenda

Preview this month’s meeting agenda and supporting documents.

Accountability Reports

View accountability reports including LCAP, Title IX, SARC, and EPA.

Learn More

Meet the Board members, view meeting minutes, and search the agenda archive.


The San Luis Obispo County SELPA hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will be held on May 12, 2023.

View the notice in English.
View the notice in Spanish.

How It All Began

In early 2010, a small group of parents, educators, and community members came together to create what would become Almond Acres Charter Academy (AACA).

The ongoing budget cuts forced upon our local school districts changed the landscape of education in our small community.

The founding team was united by a vision of creating a school that would be a part of, and continue, the tradition of our local districts, but also have greater flexibility in the delivery of curriculum, fiscal management, and decision making.