The Cottonwood High School (TCHS) is a site-based FREE public charter school located in the Buckeye Union School District in beautiful El Dorado Hills.
TCHS strives to develop students who are prepared to be part of an increasingly complex, demanding, and competitive 21st century by teaching skills such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.
“I’m so glad we found this school!”
“It has been nice that it’s not a big school, so you don’t get lost in the shuffle.”
“It has been special to me to collaborate and share ideas alongside students and staff and I feel joy when I come to school everyday.”
“These are very small class sizes and the school is open to new ideas.”
At TCHS a student becomes part of a community where all voices are valued and student agency encouraged. Inspired by the Montessori approach, TCHS students thrive in a safe and supportive environment, rich with opportunities to explore their interests.
TCHS teachers provide a stimulating education that keeps pace with each learner’s personality, needs, and goals. TCHS supports students’ academic, social, and emotional development; a well-rounded education creates responsible, successful adults who contribute to our diverse world.
Students successfully complete rigorous college and career preparatory curriculum and experiences.
Students set goals and make choices that support their long-term aspirations, and successfully navigate transitions to their next level.
Students are encouraged to develop their own potential, build relationships, persist through obstacles, and exercise their academic, social, emotional, and 21st century skills.