Merced County Office of Education

Merced Scholars Charter School





​​2020 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP)

Click on the link to view the Merced Co​unty Board of Education approved LCP for the school. The school will review the plan quarterly during the school's Advisory Board/School Site Council meetings. If you have comments or questions, please contact the school office at 209-381-5165 or email the school at  

MSCS 2020​/21 Learning ​Continuity and Attendance Plan

Board Approved 9/21/2020

Advisory Board/SSC Meeting

Our first meeting for our combined Advisory Board/School Site Council (SSC) will occur on December 15, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Because of COVID restrictions, the meeting will be held via Zoom. Parents and students are encouraged to attend. For the purpose of security, the Zoom meeting is available via a secured link. If you are interested in attending, call the school at 209-381-5165 or email the school at for the link to today's meeting. 

Due to the continued high number of positive COVID-19 cases in Merced County, the county has been placed on the state watch list. Schools in counties on the watch list will have to open with distance learning to start the 2020-21 school year. What that means for MSCS is that we will not have students on site for the fall semester, or until the Merced County Department of Public Health allows schools to start to reopen. We will conduct all personalized learning sessions, tutoring support, and support classes through systems such as Zoom and Google Meet. We plan to continue the same quality program and maintain expectations for all. The best way to get through these tough times is if we all work together as community in order to provide students with the best education possible. More information will follow and be posted to this website in the next few weeks. 

We have experienced an unusually high demand for our school. Those currently on our wait list are being contacted on the status of enrollment. We will start the school year at capacity and are not sure when we will be able to add additional students.. 

If you are not a current student and are interested in enrolling for the next school year, Please visit our Enrollment page and complete the MSCS Intent to Enroll Form to get on our wait list. 

 What's Happening?

​Merced Scholars Charter School (MSCS) is a community initiated and supported charter school for grades 2-12.  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.