Communitas Charter High School

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Communitas Charter High School
4849 Pearl Avenue


United States
Coordinates37°15′42″N 121°51′55″W / 37.2616°N 121.8654°W / 37.2616; -121.8654Coordinates: 37°15′42″N 121°51′55″W / 37.2616°N 121.8654°W / 37.2616; -121.8654
School typePublic, Charter school
OpenedAugust 22, 2012
ClosedJune 12, 2013
AuthorizerSanta Clara County Board of Education
DirectorMatt Mazerik

Communitas Charter High School (CCHS) was a progressive charter school in the Blossom Valley area of South San Jose, California, with an enrollment of approximately 60 students. The school was founded and supported by the Young Spirit Foundation.


Communitas used a combination of project-based and inquiry-based learning in its curriculum, focusing on applying a multidisciplinary approach to solving real-world problems. Integrated Studies at Communitas is a multidisciplinary approach from the subjects of English, social studies, and the sciences to help answer questions related to solving real-world problems.[1]


The school was located on 4849 Pearl Avenue, San Jose, California and shared its campus with Erikson school near Ohlone-Cheynoweth Light Rail Station.


On May 20, 2013, the Communitas Board of Directors voted to close the school due to financial and enrollment difficulties.[citation needed] On October 24, 2013, controversy was raised in a report by the San Jose Mercury News relating to former students being denied credit by the Campbell Union High School District for the classes they had taken in their year at Communitas.[2]


  1. ^ "Educational Program". Communitas Charter High School. Archived from the original on April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "Campbell district orders charter school students to repeat a year". San Jose Mercury News. October 14, 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013.

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