Welcome to Charter Alternative Programs, a recognized leader in California for providing outstanding educational programs. We are part of the El Dorado County Office of Education, a pioneer in providing high quality charter programs for students, including establishing our program as the first county charter school in California’s history. Our staff and families realize that there are many ways to provide an excellent education, including the traditional classroom model, independent study or hybrid models, distance learning, home instruction, or programs in combination. We offer these in structured plans that provide the finest instruction through the use of credentialed, highly qualified teachers; outstanding curriculum; and the innovative use of technology. All are provided in supportive, safe educational settings in which communication and partnership with families are always a priority. We also extend real and relevant learning through our close association with many educational and community partners, including Folsom Lake College and Regional Occupational Programs.