El Sol Science and Arts Academy is an outstanding dual-immersion charter school in Santa Ana, California. Founded in 2001 with 110 students in kindergarten and 1st grade, El Sol now has 680 students enrolled in preschool through eighth grade. El Sol values accountability and expects everyone – including students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the community – to support the success of the school. As a result, in its short history, El Sol has dramatically raised its test scores to become one of the top-two performing schools in Santa Ana.
Fall 2011-2012 | Significant Measurable Growth
At El Sol Science and Art Academy, seventeen second graders who graduated from the Literacy Project Foundation's literacy program in February 2012 were able to increase their reading skill levels by an average of 50%! The previously struggling readers met with Master Teacher Maritsa Barajas three days a week, and are now able to enjoy reading with confidence and big smiles on their faces!