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What is Kairos Public School Vacaville Academy #KPSVA

Kairos Public School Vacaville Academy (KPSVA), a transitional Kindergarten through eighth grade public school in Vacaville, California, a school managed by a team with a proven record of success and over 35 years of accumulated experience in working in charter schools.

Kairos (καιρός) is an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment (the supreme moment). The ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos. While the former refers to chronological or sequential time, the latter signifies a period between, moments of indeterminate length during which something special happens.  We feel this metaphor aptly reflects our vision for KPSVA as a school where each student makes the most of every learning opportunity, because they understand and embrace their school motto, “The Time is Now.”

In a democratic society, public education provides a common foundation for students of all ages, color, race, creed and nationality.  It is imperative that we produce an educated populous who can think critically, apply knowledge strategically, and contribute liberally to a world facing many monumental challenges.  By providing a solid foundation of communication skills and knowledge, KPSVA will enable students to build upon the past, reflect on the present, and dream about the future; providing Kairos moments in their journey of life. "Fortunately for children, the uncertainties of the present always give way to the enchanted possibilities of the future." - Gelsey Kirkland

The KPSVA curriculum is grounded in the State Standards for California Public Schools for a college preparatory program and designed to meet the needs of a variety of learners.  The transitional Kindergarten through eighth grade charter school offers a rigorous standards-based program embracing the philosophy of innovative and classical education models.  KPSVA will be committed to inspiring and mentoring all learners to become responsible, critical thinking global leaders.

The founders of KPSVA understand the need for the Charter School to continuously focus on increasing learning and achievement. As a Charter School and a community of stakeholders, we are dedicated to implementing innovative approaches and interactions regarding student learning. We are committed to offering quality education for all students. Our successful record with charter schools over the last two decades provides concrete evidence of our ability to implement a culture of academic and organizational excellence in education. The KPSVA staff is highly qualified and hard working. They are a professional team exemplifying optimism for charter school opportunities and an unswerving enthusiasm to prepare students to be tomorrow’s leaders.

What is a Charter School?

Kairos Public School Charter Document

A Charter School is a public school established to provide students and parents with more choices in the types of educational opportunities and programs that are available within the public school system.

The Vacaville Unified School Board approved our community-based charter school in the Fall of 2013. Kairos Public School Vacaville Academy, is open to students who reside within or outside of the Vacaville Unified School District.

Kairos Public School Vacaville Academy is a strong supporter of parent's rights to choose the direction of their child's education.  In 1993, the state approved a plan for development of Charter Schools. These Charter Schools were to provide opportunities for school districts or individual schools to try out innovative instructional methods, increase parent involvement, and improve student achievement. Kairos Public School Vacaville Academy is #1635 in the state of California.