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Optimum Learning

7905 June Reid Place
Salem, OR 97303

Phone 📱 503-399-5548
Fax: 503-399-3469

Principal: Shamika Cleveland
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Office Manager: Jennifer Colton
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The Optimum Learning Environments Charter School is based on a passionate commitment to academic excellence. The Optimum Learning Environments concept is a foundation belief that only through the collaborative effort of family, school and community can we maximize the potential of each and every child. Developing and utilizing each of these key environments will support the academic pursuits of a diverse student population. As students develop the necessary foundation skills they will apply them in three domains; Civic Responsibility, Technology and Environmental studies. Each of the three environments (shown below) plays a crucial role in the development of a successful student.

Shows student relations with school, home, and community

The student will be the beneficiary of a collective effort to foster academic success; develop technological skills; manage natural resources; develop leadership, collaboration and problem-solving skills; and display ethics and integrity. The instructional program will utilize research-based successful practices and a thematic approach that incorporates technology, service learning and environmental science.

Mission Statement

At Optimum Learning Environments School our mission is to enable students to be 21st Century lifelong learners and workers who are prepared for the environmental, technological and social challenges of an increasingly diverse and advancing society. Students will be successful in meeting state standards and will develop lifelong skills in:

  • Civic Responsibility
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Technology
  • Leadership, Collaboration, and Problem Solving

Through the integrated and linked learning environments of family, community, and school the child will develop the academic and social assets to be successful.

Many things we need can wait. The child cannot.
Now is the time his bones are being formed,
his blood is being made, his mind is being developed.
To him we cannot say “tomorrow”,
his name is today.

Chilean poet, Gabriela Mistral