Orcutt Academy Charter K-8


Orcutt Academy Charter K-8

School Profile:

Orcutt Academy K-8 School is a rural, TK-8 school with 136 students as of this writing. The school is a centerpiece of the small community of Los Alamos.  Most parents work on the farms, ranches, and vineyards of Los Alamos, the nearby Santa Ynez Valley, and the Santa Maria Valley. The school plays a prominent role in community events such as the annual Old Days Celebration in late September and community initiatives such as the establishment of a community library on campus.  The Los Alamos Community Library occupies a corner of the school site and is open to school families and the community four weekday afternoons and all day on Saturday.

2019-2020 school year marks the sixth year of sharing a campus with Olga Reed Elementary. OA has 136 students in grades TK-8, and it occupies six rooms on the Helena Street side of the Los Alamos campus. OA has a separate program and a separate daily schedule, but it shares a lunchtime and programs such as physical education and classroom music with Olga Reed. In addition, the two schools' separate Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) units collaborate on school events such as a Harvest Festival in October, a Family Movie Night, and a Staff Appreciation Luncheon. This year, in association with the districtwide need to reduce expenses, Olga Reed and OAK-8 are sharing an office, with an office manager and an office assistant serving both schools.

Mission Statement:

To provide every student a high-quality learning environment and the tools needed to be a lifelong learner and a responsible citizen.


· School Site Safety Security Project  was completed in May 2019. The project included fencing projects, entrance security gates, and front office modernization to ensure safety and security for students and staff.

· Flexible Furniture was installed in all classrooms which consisted of student desks/chairs, and storage units.

· Classroom Modernization  is the next phase of the Measure G Bond construction to update and modernize classrooms. This project is in the preliminary stages and construction is estimated to begin in the summer of 2021. The renovation and needs are in alignment with the Districts Facility Master Plan and "Whole Child Approach" of the Strategic Plan.


The Orcutt Union School District does not discriminate against individuals based on actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, or sexual orientation. Compliance Officer: Susan Salucci, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources/Discrimination/Equity & Title lX Compliance Officer, 500 Dyer Street, Orcutt, CA 93455, Email: ssalucci@orcutt-schools.net, Phone: 805-938-8909. See district policies at http://www.orcuttschools.net/district_information/legal_notices/title_IX