Charter school on the way

Achieve Charter High School finally gets a nod

Ridge residents will have a new educational option in the near future. Achieve Charter High School received its final green light from the Butte County Office of Education Monday (Oct. 16) and plans to open in fall 2018.

Casey Taylor (pictured), executive director of Achieve Charter School of Paradise, told the CN&R that the effort to get the school started was long-fought. The Paradise Unified School District twice denied the charter before it was finally approved with a 4-1 vote by BCOE’s board of trustees.

Taylor said the school is currently negotiating to find both temporary and permanent homes. ACHS will open with 120 freshman students from the Paradise and Magalia areas, and it will eventually serve 500 ninth- through 12th-graders.