Our K-8 Approach

Welcome to Community Roots Academy (CRA), an innovative and close-knit kindergarten through eighth grade public charter school located in the heart of Orange County, California.

Our K-8 Approach

In contrast to traditional education models that rely primarily upon memorization and teaching to the test, project-based learning is at the center of CRA. Here students learn by doing as they actively explore real-world problems and challenges.

Semester-long projects are used as frameworks to simultaneously teach students multiple, fundamental disciplines and the essential 21st Century skills.  As a result, they become independent thinkers, responsible citizens and active community members.