• Go CAL

    We are the seers, the doers and the leaders. Experience is power. Freedom is the reward for chasing your dream, doing the work and becoming the person you're meant to be.
    GO CAL CHARTER
  • Product Development

    Go CAL to learn how the world's greatest consumer product companies innovate and work with your fellow cohort to bring a new product to market.
    SKETCH IT OUT
  • Health Science

    Go CAL to prepare yourself for a career in health care. Go to work sites, get real-world experience, earn college credits and help people in need.
    SCRUB IN
  • Engineering & Manufacturing

    Go CAL to engineer new solutions with the highest tech at your command: Industrial CAD, 3D printing, commercial lasers and more.
    MAKE SOMETHING
  • Computer Information Systems

    Go CAL to defend sensitive data and protect our industry and government from cyber attack. But first you must learn how to code and hack.
    LOG IN
  • Digital Media & Design

    Go CAL to work with cutting edge equipment and express your creativity using the latest editing and design technology.
    GET CREATIVE
  • Entrepreneurship

    Go CAL to turn your ideas into reality. Meet real successful entrepreneurs, learn from their experience. Believe in yourself, take the leap and start a company.
    CHANGE THE WORLD

Welcome to CAL Charter: The Center for Advanced Learning 


You are the next generation of doers, innovators and leaders. Attending CAL gives you hands-on experience exploring and discovering your life's work, preparing you for a fulfilling career doing what you love. Students at CAL earn a strong foundation for college, career and life. CAL graduates earn more money, gain more economic freedom and make more significant impacts in their communities.  

During Junior and Senior years you'll spend half your school day at CAL.The Center for Advanced Learning makes it possible for bright, engaged teens to become successful professionals in today’s most innovative industries.  Each CAL student’s education is enriched by college-level coursework, hands-on learning, diverse program offerings, and real-world experience.  All students have the potential to apply what they’ve learned at CAL as they move from high school, to college and professional success. Go CAL! 


 

THE PEGASUS


Our logo- A symbol of wisdom. The winged horse was chosen for its classical symbolism and reference to the Greek civilization, known for its scholars. The idea of a creature with abilities beyond its common kin has many aspects that infuse our brand with emotion and aspiration.

The horse on its own is equated to power and freedom.
The wings represent the opportunity that a solid education provides.

Combined, they bring together wisdom and strength to free the imagination and take on the impossible. 

Challenge:

The people of CAL value all types of thinkers and doers: those who can learn from each other; who enjoy working as teams; who are up to the challenge to ask hard questions.  We challenge one another to explore & grow our knowledge beyond rote and compliant course work.

Creativity:

Our minds are freethinking.  Students come from different high schools, representing diverse neighborhoods and families, so they learn to generate unique ideas from multiple perspectives.

Innovation:

Creating solutions to problems requires collaboration.  We work together to explore new ideas, experiment, and persevere.

Relevance:

Above all else, we’re dedicated to working on relevant, real-world challenges.  We learn from industry professionals in our program areas, apply knowledge as interns in real jobs, and activate our professional skills relevant to today’s workplace.


 

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