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Charter Renewal Information



We recognize that this is a fast-moving and confusing time for our community. Our goal is to use this page to provide the most up-to-date information regarding Thrive’s status and planned next steps.  



Current Status:


Over the past six years we have fought valiantly to change the trajectory of young people and to create the kind of educational model we want for all children. It is with profound gratitude and deep sadness that we announce that our current fight is now over.


Following the State Board of Education's failure to reach a decision on Thrive's charter renewal, we took legal action to keep our school alive. On June 14, the judge failed to take action to protect our children and schools. Put simply, this means that Thrive will not be able to serve your children next school year. 


Thrive is still deeply committed to your children's education, and to ensuring they have high quality options for next school year. Below we have outlined information on alternative options that you may find helpful. Whatever you decide for next year, please let us know if we can support you. We'll always be a Thrive family, and we will never forget you. 


Thank you for trusting us to teach your children, for being part of our family, and for creating an extraordinarily caring community.



An Option for Thrive Families -- The Learning Choice Academy (TLC):


The Learning Choice Academy (TLC) is a trusted charter school friend that would love to serve your kids next year. Their model is build on relationships rooted in personalized instruction. You can watch a video about their program here.


TLC intends to run a program out of our Linda Vista campus next year (2202 Comstock St., San Diego 92111). They also have a campus 15 minutes east of our 54th Street campus (215 Spring St. #104, La Mesa 91941).


If you are interested in enrolling, please contact Malinda Sarmiento: 844-468-6852 /  


Other School Options:


Below is information on options for other schools that you may find helpful. This has been compiled based on information provided to Thrive from these schools. This is only meant as a guide and by no means contains information on all other schools. 


For a list of Public Charter, Private and Independent School friends of Thrive, see the links below. You can also view this google map to see which schools are located where.


For information on San Diego Unified School District, call the hotline at 619-260-2420. 


Camp Options

If you still need to find camp options for your child this summer, below is a list you may find helpful. In addition, if you are interested in participating in Thrive's free PBL camp, run in conjunction with Learn4Life, please email Michelle Langer:


Recent Parent Communications:



Email our Director of External Relations at anytime with questions.