Excel in School. Succeed in Life.

Paramount Academy is a free charter school dedicated to the success of every student. Our accelerated academic program helps students prepare for college and find well-paying jobs. And, our students earn free college credit on campus before graduating. At Paramount Academy, your child can achieve at a higher level—and really love school.

What Makes Paramount Academy Different?

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Better Grades.
Better Grads.

A longer school day and extended school year give our students an edge. And, hey, it really works. In one school year, our students averaged two years of growth in both reading and math. Our STEM curriculum focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to prepare students for 21st-century jobs.

Music is Big.
Classes are Small.

We believe the best way to learn music is by doing music and not just watching or listening. So we offer 14 sections of music to grades 6 through 12. And with all class sizes limited to an average of 25 students or fewer per teacher, we can offer more one-on-one attention. 

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Connect and Compete.

After school, friends can stay active in CIF sports teams: basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball, cross-country and track. Our Middle School Sports League includes flag football, volleyball, soccer, basketball and track. Students can also explore new passions after school with programs like science club, engineering, creative writing, robotics and chess.

Paramount Agriculture Career Prep
(PAC Prep)

This popular program is the fast track to a skilled job.

  • Students receive technical training in state-of-the-art labs.
  • We provide tutors to help students complete college-level courses.
  • We supply laptops loaded with industry-standard software.
  • We teach vital job skills through guaranteed paid internships.

PAC Prep students are guaranteed admission to college. And grads can enter a four-year college with junior status. Imagine graduating from high school with an associate degree—free. Middle school students interested in PAC Prep will be first in line when they get to high school.

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Free Laptops for Top Grads.

All students who maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better will receive a scholarship renewable for four years. Students who go to a Cal State university will get $4,000 each year.
Those who attend a UC or private school will receive $6,000 each year.

All seniors who maintain a GPA of 3.5 or better will receive a free laptop at graduation.
To keep students motivated, we reward hard work.

 
 

Outstanding Achievements

  • Our students had the highest state API test-score growth of any middle school in Kern County in 2013.
  • Our students surpassed the state and county passage and proficiency rates on the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).
  • Our eighth and tenth graders surpassed both the state and county proficiency rates in science on the 2014 California Standards Test (CST).
  • Our students averaged two years of growth in reading and math in the 2013–2014 academic year.

Paramount Academy welcomes new students from Delano, Earlimart, McFarland, Pond, Richgrove and Wasco. And transportation is free.

ENROLL NOW FOR 2015-2016

Download an application form below or visit the Paramount Academy office to pick one up:

English Application


Spanish Application

All applications must be returned to Paramount Academy by
Wednesday, April 22 at 5:00 p.m.