Merced County Office of Education

Merced Scholars Charter School




​Hello Scholars and Parents,

All of us are experiencing a difficult and unprecedented time in not only our nation's history, but the world's history as well. The school closures were announced quickly and conducted swiftly to ensure the safety and well being of our students, families, community members, and staff. We are now at a point where we have to look at a variety of ways to engage our students and families during these difficult times. To help us better serve you, I ask that you complete the following survey. This information will be used by school and district personnel to ensure we have the information and resources necessary to continue to support our students and their families. Should you have any questions, I encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher. They will respond as soon as possible. Our staff should be contacting you soon to provide additional information and updates on the school closures. 

MSCS Family Wellness Survey​​​​ 

We thank all of you for your continued support. Be safe and take care of you and your loved ones.


​Mark Pintor, Principal

School Closures

Schools throughout Merced County are currently closed due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. This includes Merced Scholars Charter School (MSCS). The school along with our authorizer, the Merced County Office of Education (MCOE), are working in conjunction with the Merced County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) to determine when the most appropriate time is for students to return to school. Currently, the school is anticipating an April 20, 2020 return date. However, this date is subject to change depending on the evolvement of the virus in Merced County and California. Continue to follow this page and our Facebook page (@mercedscholars) for regular updates.

For more information or updates on COVID-19, you can go to the following websites:

Merced County Office of Education - (or click the logo at the top of this page)

Merced County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Updates -

 What's Happening?

​Merced Scholars Charter School (MSCS) is a community initiated and supported charter school for grades 6-12.  It operates as a public school supported by the Merced County Office of Education.  MSCS offers instruction in a personalized learning session with a certificated teacher.  Our mission is to provide a collaborative culture for parents, staff and community partners while supporting career and college preparatory information and guidance for a seamless transition into higher education.

We Offer . . .

  • ​Individual personalized instruction that fits the need of each student

  • One-on-one personalized learning sessions with credentialed teaching staff

  • Curriculum aligned with the California Academic Content Standards and Frameworks

  • A wide variety of student enrichment programs

  • Opportunity to enroll in college courses FREE of tuition PLUS earn school credit for high school graduation

  • Courses that meet the a-g UC/CSU requirements

  • Leadership and community service opportunities through the Merced Scholars Charter School Student Organization

  • Community-based Career Technical Education hands-on training through the Merced County Regional Occupational Program - ROP

  • We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and colleges (WASC) and we administer all state-mandated standardized tests.