Our History

Blue oak has been serving our community for 18 years.

The idea of the school began in 1998 with a group of community members, including Kindergarten Teacher Susan Whittlesey.

During the years that followed, the school’s charter was drafted and submitted to the Butte County Office of Education. Our charter was approved in August of 2001 by the Butte County Office of Education and the Blue Oak Charter School was born!

In our first year we consisted of one class of Kindergartners, Teacher Susan, an aide, a part-time director and the Charter Council. Each year, our school has seen one additional grade added and our staff has grown. In 2006-2007, we added a second Kindergarten to accommodate the demand.

The summer of 2010 witnessed the first graduating class of Blue Oak students from 8th grade, many of whom had attended from their first day of Kindergarten with Teacher Susan.