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Santiago is a middle school that supports all aspects of a student’s life and ensures each student is engaged in exploratory experiences to further prepare them for college and career readiness.


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Reminder, only come to school tomorrow, June 8, if you need to turn in school devices!

Promotion Day on Friday

Don't forget about the park and ride option for families at El Modena High School! Please feel free to drop your car at Elmo, then take our shuttle bus to Santiago for Promotion. The shuttle will take you back when Promotion concludes. Parking is tough at Santiago, so please plan ahead.

Also, you may find additional parking in the church lot that is found at Bond and Rancho Santiago. We have permission to use those spots as well. 

Please plan ahead for your morning. Friday's Promotion begins at 9 AM (8th graders are expected to be on the blacktop by 8:15 AM).

Thank you!

-Santiago Staff

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Hello, Santanas!

We have arrived! It is officially the last week of school, and we cannot believe it’s all coming to an end! We hope you all have a wonderful summer! For the final time this 22-23 school year, here are a few reminders:

  1. 7th graders: your last day is on Wednesday at 2:35 PM. 

  2. 8th graders: please arrive promptly at 8:15 AM on the blacktop on FRIDAY, June 9th, for Promotion! Re-read your Promotion Letter for important information.

  3. Any students that still have not returned devices or books to Santiago need to come to campus on Thursday to return materials, otherwise 8th grade students will not receive certificates at Promotion if any materials are still owed to us. Please be sure to take care of these outstanding balances so you are not surprised on Promotion Day!

  4. Please don’t forget that there is a FREE shuttle available for families to use on Promotion Day that will pick up and drop off families at El Modena High School so that you can save the hassle of finding parking around the school. Also, please plan to bring your own chairs because we have limited seating on the field. Please remember that this is a day to celebrate our students, so thank you in advance for following the directions offered by staff and security at Promotion. We know this can be a busy day, and we appreciate your patience!

  5. Summer school begins on June 13th. Students attending summer school have already been notified.

  6. Registration begins August 2nd, and school begins August 15th!

  7. Be sure to read our newsletter for additional information

Again, happy summer, Santanas! We are so very proud of all you have accomplished this year. Stay RAD!

-Santiago Staff




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¡Hola Familias de Santiago!

¡Aquí esta! La última semana de este año escolar! Y aunque estemos ansiosos por el verano, vamos a extrañar a nuestros estudiantes--- especialmente a nuestros estudiantes promoviendo de 8vo grado! Esperamos que todos tengan una vacaciones de verano fabulosas y seguras.

Puedes hacer clic AQUÍ para la más recientes Noticias de Santiago que contiene los eventos importante de hoy hasta el fin del año. También puede llamar a la oficina si tiene alguna pregunta 714-997-6366.

¡Que tengas una buena semana, Santanas!

-El personal de Santiago




Santiago Esports Team

Santiago Charter Middle School is now piloting the Esports Pathway Program. Having partnered with NASEF (North American Scholastic Esports Federation) each Team member will strive to master the four domains of Esports and become an Organizer, Strategist, Entrepreneur, and Content Creator.  Santiago’s Esports Instructors uphold the goal of promoting a safe space to competitively play video games as well as allow the students to discover their gifts among the various important roles that exist in the Esports industry.

Santiago Esports

Team Mission Statement: 

Our mission is to provide team building between students that have a common passion for video games. To provide a safe place for students to learn and fail. And to increase their understanding of Esports and the future career paths in this field.


Game. Grow. Learn. Lead.

Advisor:  Mr. Van Smaalen


Electives 2022-2023

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Schools to Watch
2019 Schools to Watch
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
2019 Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Civic Learning Merit Award
2019 P21 21st Century Learning Exemplar
CA Distinguished School Award



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