Our Mission and Philosophy


Our Mission:

The mission of Acacia Elementary Charter School is to provide a nurturing and challenging learning community to the greater Stockton area. Students will experience learning in ways that will allow them to both understand and improve their world. Our exceptional teachers inspire students to seek deep, meaningful understanding; to develop strong academic skills; and to become creative and independent thinkers. A rapidly changing global environment requires that Acacia students acquire knowledge and develop 21st century skills, while learning to define and solve problems creatively. Acacia Elementary cultivates compassion, fairness, respect, and individuality within a community that celebrates diversity, authenticity, and service.

Our Philosophy:

Acacia Elementary embodies the following key assumptions in philosophy and daily practice:

  • learning is the young person’s pathway to personal growth
  • school should be both challenging and joyous
  • school is a community through which students, teachers, and parents develop trust, demonstrate cooperation, show respect, and acquire an understanding of the needs of others
  • diversity brings quality and strength to our welcoming and inclusive school