Growing Great Kids!

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

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!



Almond Acres Charter Academy is open to all students in grades kindergarten through 8th grade.

To transfer your student or to register for kindergarten, please visit our enrollment page. 

Leadership & Character Development


Character Counts

PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)

Middle School Leadership

Athletics & Wellness


Cross Country  •  Basketball

Ultimate Frisbee


Cross Country  •  Flag Football

Volleyball  •  Basketball  •  Soccer

Ultimate Frisbee

3 full-time recreation & wellness teachers

Service & Project Based Learning

Hands-on learning through field trips

Guest speakers

Community interaction

Visual & Performing Arts

1 full-time drama teacher
(elementary classes and middle school elective)

Annual musical full-length theatre production
(middle school)

Smaller theatre performances

S.T.E.A.M. Education

Tech classes
(elementary grades)

Interactive learning through Amplify Science
(grades 3-8)

Lab Buddies
(middle school elective)

Audio Visual Class
(middle school elective)

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

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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.

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.