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El Sol Science & Arts Academy of Santa Ana

 1010 N Broadway
 Santa Ana, CA 92701
[P] (714) 543-0023
[F] (714) 543-0026
www.elsolacademy.net
[email protected]
Sara Flores
FOUNDED: 2001
INCORPORATED: 2002
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 33-0960964 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

El Sol’s mission is to provide a rigorous academic environment that prepares students for entrance into a college preparatory track at the high school of their choice. Along with providing a rigorous academic environment, El Sol's mission includes creating a culture of kindness, creativity, courage, and honesty that will encourage our graduates to assume leadership roles in the 21st Century.  

Mission Statement

El Sol’s mission is to provide a rigorous academic environment that prepares students for entrance into a college preparatory track at the high school of their choice. Along with providing a rigorous academic environment, El Sol's mission includes creating a culture of kindness, creativity, courage, and honesty that will encourage our graduates to assume leadership roles in the 21st Century.  

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2015
Projected Expenses $8,037,913.00
Projected Revenue $8,861,465.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Extended Day Program
  • Music Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

El Sol’s mission is to provide a rigorous academic environment that prepares students for entrance into a college preparatory track at the high school of their choice. Along with providing a rigorous academic environment, El Sol's mission includes creating a culture of kindness, creativity, courage, and honesty that will encourage our graduates to assume leadership roles in the 21st Century.  

Background Statement

El Sol Science & Arts Academy of Santa Ana, an outstanding dual-immersion charter school in Santa Ana, California. Founded in 2001 with 110 students in kindergarten and 1st grade, El Sol now has over 850 students enrolled in preschool through eighth grade. El Sol values accountability and expects everyone – including students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the community – to support the success of the school. As a result, in it's short history, El Sol has dramatically raised its test scores to become one of the top-two performing schools in Santa Ana.

Impact Statement

El Sol is a Title I and CA Distinguished School.
 
03/05/14 - El Sol recieved the 2014 Hart Vision Award for Charter School of the Year. - See more at:
 http://www.elsolacademy.com/index.html#sthash.YADEW7aG.dpuf

Needs Statement

- Technology all across school, entails, repairs, new computers and printers, maintenance of technology, updates and upgrades, also iPads for all educational programs. 
- Music department: performances and plays- for equipment, sound tech, stage manager, and other materials 
- Art department: for special events, special and class materials.  
- Pre-school program: for educational aids, classroom activities, and classroom supplies. 
- To develop a summer program for rising eighth graders to prepare them for high school and college preparation. 

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

We would like to express our sincere appreciation for your interest in donating to El Sol Science and Arts Academy of Santa Ana. It is with the generous support from donors such as yourself that our school has been able to successfully move forward in meeting the needs of our developing students. We gladly accept donations via check mailed to: El Sol Academy 1010 N. Broadway Santa Ana, CA 92701 For more information on donating or volunteering, please feel free to contact us a (714) 543-0023.

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
Located near Downtown Santa Ana, on Broadway and Halesworth, near Civic Center. 

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Charter Schools
  2. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
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Programs


Extended Day Program

The Extended Day Program is an enrichment program aimed at helping students academically and a place where students find a variety of enrichment activities and lessons to develop many different skills and knowledge. For those enrolling in the program there are three different sections:
 
1. Students who participate in the program every day and attend regular classes. These students must participate in enrichment classes. They can opt for a second enrichment class depending on age, space, and other teacher criteria. (Funded by the ASES Grant, the school and the parents).
 
2. Students who participate in the program every day and attend intervention classes. These students may not be allowed to participate in any additional individual or small group enrichment activity during the program hours. Enrichment will be provided for this group as a class. These students have the highest priority at the time of enrollment. (Funded by the school).
 
3. Students who only attend the program to take enrichment classes. This group of students does not attend the program every day. They have the lowest priority at the time of enrollment. The cost of the program is $10.00 per day for the days agreed upon. (Funded by the school and by the parents)
Budget  $150,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Afterschool Enrichment
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short-Term Success  The intervention classes are used to tutor the students and the skills that they need perform at grade level. Assessments are used to monitor specific areas of need. The students are placed in the academic level in intervention. A short term goal is for students to move from one level to the next. 
Program Long-Term Success 
The Extended Day Program supports students that are performing below grade level in areas such as Math and Language Arts. The students are assessed periodically to monitor academic progress. El Sol uses benchmark assessments and state data to assess student growth. The goal of the program is for all students. About 70% of the students are referred by the teacher to exit the intervention classes that are part of the Extended Day program. Students who participated in the extended day program have had significant gains as compared to those students who did not participate.  El Sol works with classrooms teachers and extended day staff to target specific skills that students need in order to make gains on assessments and statewide tests.
Program Success Monitored By  The extended Program is monitored by California State Department of Education.
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Music Program

Vocal gerneral instruments 
Budget  $150,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music Instruction
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) At-Risk Populations Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Program Short-Term Success  98% of students will gain a will be able to learn and master to play at least two instruments. 
Program Long-Term Success  Students will develop an appreciation for music instruction and performance. Students will be able to continue to study music appreciation, after a completing the program and advance in high school and college level. 
Program Success Monitored By 
On going performances throughout the school year and data collected from asssments.  
Examples of Program Success  A variety of students, after sucessfuly OCSA or various prestigious higher education, high schools and college. Several of students have had the opportunty to perform in high profile venues off campus, including graduations, luncheons, American Idol and in French American Idol. 

Management


CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Monique Daviss
CEO Term Start June 2005
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Tristan Gude Director of Operations --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Hart Vision Award for Charter School of the Year at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference California Charter School Association 2014
Title 1 Academic Achievement Award California Department of Education 2011
California Distinguished School Santa Ana Unified School District 2010

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 75
Number of Part Time Staff 55
Number of Volunteers 35
Number of Contract Staff 30
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: --
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: --
Male: --
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Michael Jones
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Alma Alvarez -- Voting
Michael Jones -- Voting
Kristy Ollendorff -- Voting
Christina Romero -- Voting
Sasha Talebi -- Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 2
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): 1
Gender Female: 3
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2014 to June 30, 2015
Projected Revenue $8,861,465.00
Projected Expenses $8,037,913.00
Form 990s

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990 12-13

2012 Form 990 11-12

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $11,616,583 $9,651,758 $7,657,563
Total Expenses $9,518,858 $8,436,420 $7,604,362

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$1,708,554 $1,528,190 $331,227
Government Contributions $9,624,666 $7,945,699 $6,644,240
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $9,624,666 $7,945,699 $6,644,240
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support $0 $0 $0
Earned Revenue $268,537 $172,172 $677,538
Investment Income, Net of Losses $14,826 $5,697 $4,558
Membership Dues $0 $0 $0
Special Events $0 $0 $0
Revenue In-Kind $0 $0 $0
Other $0 $0 $0

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $7,809,698 $6,953,457 $6,170,607
Administration Expense $1,709,160 $1,482,963 $1,433,755
Fundraising Expense $0 $0 $0
Payments to Affiliates $0 $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.22 1.14 1.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses 82% 82% 81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $8,250,787 $4,522,238 $3,287,603
Current Assets $4,959,133 $2,472,479 $2,055,023
Long-Term Liabilities $1,388,117 $134,628 $389,730
Current Liabilities $749,061 $371,726 $97,327
Total Net Assets $6,113,609 $4,015,884 $2,800,546

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 6.62 6.65 21.11

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 17% 3% 12%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.

Documents


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