Merced County Office of Education

Merced Scholars Charter School





Hello Parents/Guardians and Students! For those of you who completed your registration packet, welcome back! For the 2021-22 school year, we will have our Student-Parent Handbook online. If you are interested in getting a hard copy of the handbook, please contact the school office and we will be glad to print one for you. Thank you.

Student-Parent Handbook

We at Merced Scholars Charter School (MSCS) are excited for considering us as an option for your child's education. We are currently experiencing a high volume of interest and will respond to phone calls and emails as soon as we can.

If you are interested in having your child attend MSCS for the 2021-22 school year, please complete the following form. By completing the form, you will be added to our list of interested students and we will contact with additional information very soon. We look forward to seeing you at our school!

New Student Intent to Enroll Form

MSCS will be making a material revision to our petition and seeking approval from our authorizer, the Merced County Board of Education. We are asking interested community members and families to complete the survey if you are interested or support such a program in our community. You can access the survey through the following link.

Dual Language Immersion Program Survey​

Advisory Board/SSC Meeting - 2021-22 School Year

MSCS is excited for the upcoming school year. We have made a lot of changes that we hope will provide even more supports to our students. However, your input is very important to us. Parents/Guardians and students will be notified via Parent Square of the opportunity to serve as a voting member on our board. Information will be sent out within the first two weeks of school.

The school is also looking for a community member to serve on our board. If you are interested in doing so, please contact the school by phone at 209-381-5165 or by email at 

Once our board is elected for the upcoming school year, we will send out more information on our first meeting, which is open to the public as well. We look forward to hearing from you.

 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.