Frequently Asked Questions
Do you charge a tuition?
No, as a California public school, Yosemite Wawona Elementary Charter School is a tuition-free school!
Do I have to live in Yosemite for my child to attend the school?
No. Charter schools can serve students who reside in any bordering county. Yosemite-Wawona Elementary Charter School is located in Mariposa County, but operates under authorization of the Madera County Board of Education and Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District. We serve students from all counties.
Does the school provide transportation services? << Updated >>
YWECS is not required to provide transportation.
YWECS offered transportation service from Oakhurst on a short-term, trial-basis for the 2016-2017 school year.
We are exploring options for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.
Does my child have to attend classes at the school campus five days per week?
No. YWECS offers two programs to help meet the needs of students and families. The Core Program is an on-site, classroom-based school schedule offered Monday-Friday. The Flex Friday Independent Study Program is an independent study option offered for our minimum days on Fridays.
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What is the school schedule?
YWECS currently operates on a traditional term schedule.