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2019–2020 School Accountability Report Card
About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2020–2021)
Last updated: 1/22/2021
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2020–2021)
Inland Leaders Charter School (ILCS) is a transitional kindergarten through 8th grade site-based elementary and middle school located in the city of Yucaipa found in San Bernardino County. The school is home to approximately 958 students; 879 of those students attend a site-based program while 79 students participate in an independent study program. Currently, a waitlist of 803 students exists for ILCS. Enrollment is open to any student and there is no selection process for students other than a random public drawing held each spring. ILCS continues to keep its class sizes low with ratios of no more than 24 to 1 in grades transitional kindergarten through third and 26 to 1 for grades fourth through eighth. Although ILCS currently has a modified hybrid and distance learning program as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, its program typically includes a compulsory second session electives program known as Second Session for grades three through eight that exposes students to a variety of extracurricular activities such as music, art, computer technology, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math). In addition, a broad range of choice electives for grades Kindergarten through eighth grade are provided to all students; some of these include robotics, Chinese, the arts, music, dance, technology, martial arts, physical conditioning, and leadership. Finally, ILCS offers a sports program that includes basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, cross country, flag football, and volleyball. Although these programs are currently put on hold, they are set to resume once state and county officials deem it safe for schools to return on-site in a traditional capacity.
At this time during the COVID-19 pandemic, ILCS offers a hybrid learning program with a modified schedule for grades TK through 6th. To promote safety and abide by a waiver granted by the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, students participate in a combination of in-person and remote learning. This model allows for smaller class sizes that can effectively maintain social distancing and other safety protocols. Grades 7th and 8th continue to participate in distance learning where teachers teach live lessons via the Zoom platform.
ILCS has two campus locations; Bryant Street Campus (BSC) which includes grades TK-2nd and California Street Campus (CSC) which includes grades 3rd through 8th. The Bryant Street Campus leases a facility from Bryant Street Baptist Church, which has graciously allowed ILCS to operate during the day. The California Street Campus is leased by the Yucaipa Calimesa Joint Unified School District through the use of Proposition 39.
As part of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), ILCS has included the extensive use of meetings, surveys for all stakeholders, and the extension of LCAP conversations to special interest groups beyond the stipulated LCAP requirements. The administrative team and teachers set targets that maximize student academic and social well-being and performance. Furthermore, ILCS utilizes the practice of weekly professional learning communities (PLCs) that focus on enhancing the practice to effectively meet our four LCAP goals. The school continues to coordinate a previous WASC accreditation self-study plan with the LCAP to unify the overall school action plan. Parent and staff survey data continue to reveal overall satisfaction and effectiveness of the school program encompassing school culture, student achievement, 21st-century schools, and teacher retention. ILCS's positive behavior intervention system called ROAR continues to be implemented with much success. A school-wide academic intervention program known as Success Academy is implemented after school by teachers.
ILCS has achieved the following accomplishments:
ILCS received the highest WASC accreditation (clear 6 years) granted to any school in the Spring of 2018.
ILCS is proud of its strong state assessment scores with over 72% of its students at a proficient level and over 40% of all tested students are at the highest level (exceeding the standard) in math and reading.
ILCS is proud of its 100% science fair participation rate in the fifth and eighth-grade site science fair with students receiving medals at the county and state levels.
ILCS fully implemented the Pupil Acceleration for Continued Excellence (PACE) program, which currently maintains 12% of the students in 3rd through 8th grades accelerate for one of their language arts and/or math periods into a higher grade level.
ILCS continues clear financial audits with healthy reserve amounts of over 80%.
ILCS has created and implemented a viable and innovative inclusion special education program to meet the needs of our students with disabilities, including both mild/moderate and moderate/severe disabilities, within the general education classrooms.
ILCS has developed a strong intervention program for its students, which includes the Response to Intervention services to meet the needs of our general and special education students. Special education students comprise over 10% of the population, and ILCS has been able to immerse students into our program who are not typically able to handle a mainstream environment.
Ninety-nine percent of ILCS students developed and implemented community service projects throughout the year, and demonstrated the value of service to their peers and parents. ILCS has developed partnerships with the city government through programs such as Adopt a Street, Make a Difference Day Activities, YAPs, and many others. ILCS has also participated in 100 Family Turkey Baskets at Thanksgiving, home building projects in Mexico, a water project in Kenya, support of a sister school in Ghana, and volunteering at various city events. Leadership training has occurred daily, and students with troubled backgrounds are developing positive character traits to help them thrive in the 21st century.
ILCS has fully implemented a Spanish program in which students receive weekly lessons and cultural awareness.
Mental health program to support student socio-emotional needs for special education and general education students.
Leadership coach position to implement mentoring and resiliency training in students throughout the school day.
Positive Behavior Expectation program called ROAR to proactively train students in character education.
Brainiac’s with Heart (BWH) was introduced and implemented starting in 2017-2018 with the mission of All Students Proficient Leaders, Readers, Writers, and Mathematicians Learning and Caring for a Purpose Across the Globe, in our Community, Schools, and Homes.
Within the BWH program is our Brainiac’s In Action (BIAs) The focus is on training students to be leaders through team-based activities & collaboration. The 8 key strategies along with kindness are practiced as recess coaches or a structured leadership class.
One to one Chromebook/iPad program for all grade levels (except TK).
Summer school program for at-risk and struggling students for every grade level, including robotics and enrichment classes.
Partnership with Olive Crest Family Services to provide physical needs for families and students along with adult mentors (ILCS parents who volunteer) to support new single mothers in the region.
ILCS has maintained full capacity in each grade level. ILCS retains 98% of its students from one school year to the next, demonstrating an impressive satisfaction level from parents.
Pillars of Success program created and implemented to support teacher retainment.
Teacher retention rates well above 90%.
Retain and train a highly qualified instructional staff that deeply supports all students (including low-income, English learners, Special Education, and foster youth).
Effective use and access to technology in every class to improve student achievement and 21st-century skills.
90% of all students demonstrating proficiency in math, ELA, and science on Standardized Assessments.
Ensure all sites have a positive school culture focused on high standards for all stakeholders while maximizing leadership skills and healthy environments.
ILCS is committed to providing a world-class education for students that will equip them with the critical 21st-century skills necessary to be successful leaders in life. This will be accomplished by:
Providing a safe and structured environment
Ensuring high expectations for all stakeholders (parents, students, & staff)
Implementing innovative practices, rigorous curriculum, and character training
Creating strong partnerships with parents and community members
Last updated: 1/26/2021
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2019–2020)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/22/2021
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2019–2020)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||0.50 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.10 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||28.70 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||%|
|Two or More Races||4.30 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||30.70 %|
|English Learners||5.00 %|
|Students with Disabilities||10.80 %|