Welcome to the JCS Family

The JCS Family is comprised of WASC-accredited, FREE public charter schools, home study, and alternative programs that are located throughout Southern California and Southern Riverside County.

Welcome to the Family

JCS was established in November 1999 (under a management organization) as a K-12 non-classroom based charter school. In 2000, the School, as a 501(c)(3) organization, incrementally began taking ownership of curriculum, instruction and assessment; finance, facilities, and business management; and organization, governance, and administration becoming a fully independent, direct funded, incorporated charter school by the 2002-2003 school year.

From inception, the School was designed to meet the needs of students under served by traditional delivery systems of education or for families with a strong desire to home school.

The School received an initial charter for two years and has had three additional five-year renewals.

JCS Executive Director Jennifer Cauzza

A Message from our Superintendent

At JCS, student success has always been a top priority. The JCS family of charter schools are WASC-accredited, public charter schools serving students TK-12 mainly in San Diego and Riverside counties encouraging students to become independent lifelong learners. The curriculum at JCS is designed to be flexible enough to work with parents’ visions while providing structure and support for students through personalized learning designed to draw out student strengths.

The original school was established in 1999 to serve an under-represented, under-served population. Initially, JCS had no facilities and through the requests of teachers, parents, and students we began to incorporate some classroom instruction with home study instruction. This proved to be wildly successful and JCS now has a total of six charter schools serving students in San Diego and Riverside.

At JCS parents are partners in the educational process, they are watching their child grow into becoming an independent, self-directed learner.  That is a goal for all parents: to inspire their child’s love of learning and watch them grow! At JCS, it is our mission to help parents and students accomplish that goal!

– Jennifer Cauzza

A Little More About Our Program

Thank you for all you've donE...

Read more about Charlie’s story on
The San Diego Union Tribune.

I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for all you’ve done for my kids. We are so appreciative of all the support we get through JCS.

Project Week was such a home-run in our house this year. My son found a new connection with his dad and flint knapping has turned into a true passion of his. He’s even teaching others how to do it!

Charlie has gone above and beyond. Her horse treat business is really taking off! She put so much work into researching what it takes to start a business, tons and tons of research on good horse nutrition and marketing her product. She conducted multiple interviews with vets and business owners, she created a logo that has been developed online, she baked tons of batches of cookies and tested them on dozens of horses and recorded all of this as she went along. The Sentinel got wind of her business and conducted an interview with her, she was incredibly professional and informational, proud mama moment for sure! I also wanted to let you know that she also received a call yesterday from an investor who gave her capital to get started. We are opening a bank account for Lucky Lady, getting an insurance policy and submitting an official sample to the USDA for a legal tag for the packaging. She has also decided she will be donating a percentage of her sales to the Special Liberty Project Equine Program for Gold Star Kids. I’m looking into young entrepreneur courses, clubs, awards, etc. Are there any opportunities you know of? She’s so passionate about her business and I really want to get her out there and support her effort, hard work and dedication.

This is happening! It’s all because we have the freedom and flexibility to home school with a supportive charter school. I just wanted to say thank you and let you know how much this means to our family.