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SOUL Student of the Month for January, 2022, Josephine Valdovinos

January 2022

Josephine Valdovinos

Student of the Month

SOUL Student of the Month for January, 2022, Josephine Valdovinos

February 2022

Eliyana Falcon

Student of the Month

February 2022

Eliyana Falcon

Student of the Month

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Learn more about SOUL’s study options and course curriculum. SOUL’s 2021-2022 School Calendar is posted here.

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Learn more about who is eligible and how to enroll.

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SOUL provides students the connection and support they need to succeed.

About School Of Unlimited Learning

What We Do

About School Of Unlimited Learning

What We Do

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School of Unlimited Learning (SOUL) is currently offering a hybrid independent study program. SOUL’s educational program is located at the Fresno EOC Sanctuary Youth Center at 2336 Calaveras Street. SOUL’s instructional staff consists of 11 fully credentialed, full-time teachers, who serve an average of 200 students per semester. SOUL offers a rigorous academic, standards-based curriculum.

SOUL is an excellent educational option for those seeking a small school alternative to a large, traditional high school.

The mission of the School of Unlimited Learning Charter High School is to provide comprehensive learning experiences in a manner and in an environment that enables students to obtain skills, knowledge, and motivation to be self-directed, life-long learners as they mature toward self-sufficiency.

SOUL Principal, Susan Lopez

 

SOUL is an Accredited High School

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School of Unlimited Learning is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for providing an exemplary academic program and a myriad of support services crucial to the success of at-risk students.


COVID 19 Safety Information

Please access the links below for more information on SOUL’s Reopening Plan and Safety Protocol.

CA Assembly Bill 104: Pupil instruction; retention, grade changes and exemptions (2021-2022)

CA Assembly Bill 130: Extended Charter

SOUL Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (rev. 11-03-20)

SOUL Single Plan for Student Achievement (rev. 11-03-20)

Academics

Learn the way YOU want to learn through a flexible hybrid independent study program.

Hybrid Independent Study Program

SOUL’s Hybrid Independent Study program is an educational alternative to the traditional classroom setting.

The program offers a standards-based curriculum with A-G approved courses, providing the same rigor found in traditional classroom-based settings. Independent Study students are scheduled for a minimum of one hour per week, but are able to access and benefit from the additional services available at any time. In addition to providing a comprehensive high school curriculum, SOUL also offers Independent Study students a wide array of support services, including personal and mental health counseling, case management, access to health services, family services, and childcare services.

Along with weekly, one-on-one meetings with teachers, students have the option to register for small group classes focusing on career development and personal enrichment. These short-term classes offer students a chance to interact with peers in a safe environment, as well as the opportunity to explore career fields such as Health Care, Law, Music, Finance, Early Childhood Education and to focus on personal, social/emotional wellness.

Course Curriculum

Curriculum for SOUL’s core subjects is aligned with state standards. Grade level standards are taught in all core academic classes. As a charter school, we exercise our freedom to explore alternative types of curriculum, which may or may not be state mandated. For instance, we apply supplemental materials that are utilized to help students understand the subject matter, in their reading, without compromising the grade level standard. In this case, if a 10th-grade student was reading at a sixth-grade level, the student can still learn 10th-grade standards in English Language Arts because the readability of the supplemental materials is more understandable for that student. While a textbook claims to provide grade-level content, over the past few years, there has been a shift from a textbook-centered curriculum to a standards-driven curriculum. All core curriculum materials are selected in accordance with the content standards. SOUL’s goal is to provide high-quality, high-interest materials that assist students toward becoming proficient in all core content areas. All core academic teachers are responsible for reviewing materials in light of student assessment data to determine if there is a need to modify curriculum to increase performance outcomes. SOUL’s Principal, who serves as instructional leader, is instrumental in articulating data to fulfill the needs of teachers and students.

School-Wide Expectations

In order to obtain skills, knowledge, and motivation to be self-directed, life-long learners as they mature toward self-sufficiency in the 21st century, the students at the School of Unlimited Learning will be:

Effective Communicators

  • Demonstrate ability to read, write, speak and listen for a variety of reasons.
  • Possess social and cultural literacy skills to function productively in today’s society.

Academic Achievers

  • Demonstrate mastery of basic skills, especially in Math and English Language Arts.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in all core academic subjects.

Critical Thinkers and Problem Solvers

  • Analyze, synthesize, and apply information.
  • Apply problem-solving and decision-making skills to real life situations.

Information Processors

  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively access resources and information in the community.
  • Locate, access, organize, evaluate, and supply information for a complex and technological world.

Self-Directed Lifelong Learners

  • Set, pursue, and accomplish realistic and challenging goals.
  • Develop a post-secondary (college and/or career preparation) plan that clearly reflects the options and choices available to them upon graduation.

Responsible and Productive Citizens

  • Demonstrate healthy, responsible behavior and work collaboratively and respectfully in an ethnically, culturally, linguistically, and socio-economically diverse community.
  • Recognize and respect the rules and processes that govern society.

Support Services 

SOUL helps connect students to school in a wide variety of ways. We can help increase school attendance, connectedness, and involvement in extracurricular activities. SOUL provides a multi-tiered level of support, as well as career development, leadership, community service clubs, and music education.

With our small, school setting, students are able to have mutual respect with peers and staff.

Case Managers

Each student receives case management services to help with personal and social situations. When someone has an ability to deal with difficult situations, they are able to thrive personally and academically. Case managers work closely with the students to access resources provided by Fresno EOC and other community agencies to address personal, family, social, and emotional needs. In addition to case management services, SOUL offers Social/Emotional Coaching, support services through Fresno State’s Social Work program, and a myriad of Fresno EOC and community partner resources. Case managers are available to every student at SOUL. A family meeting is held upon enrollment, followed by several individual meetings so that a trusting relationship can be developed. Case managers are well versed in student needs assessment, and appropriate service and resource referrals for the whole family.

Other services offered on or near SOUL’s campus are:

  • College and Career Coaching and Advising
  • Mental health counseling
  • Personal coaching and support
  • Temporary shelter and counseling for runaway youth by Fresno EOC Sanctuary Youth Shelter
  • Child care and child development offered by Fresno EOC Head Start/Early Head Start programs
  • Health service needs to be provided by Fresno EOC’s health clinic
  • Housing and homelessness issues addressed by Fresno EOC Housing Programs

Eligibility

SOUL presently serves, educates, and works with students grades 9 through 12, ages 14 to 22, residing in the Fresno area who have not yet received a high school diploma. The targeted youth often, but not necessarily, have a history of low academic achievement and are not currently benefiting from available support services in the traditional school system. Many are also in need of social services, which SOUL provides in addition to its core academic program.

How Do I Enroll?

The School of Unlimited Learning has an open enrollment and open exit policy. Enrollment is voluntary and no tuition is charged. The School of Unlimited Learning is non-sectarian in its admission policies and its programs and shall not discriminate against any student on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or disability and follows federal laws concerning discrimination.

To find out more about the enrollment process, please call (559) 500-1352 or fill out and submit our contact form.

Interested in Learning More About SOUL? 

We would love the opportunity to talk to you about the benefits of attending SOUL. Simply complete the brief contact form below and we will contact you soon. 

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SOUL Stories

Mission Accomplished! Fresno EOC SOUL School of Unlimited Learning Celebrates Student Success

Dozens of young people marked a major life milestone. They graduated from Fresno EOC School of Unlimited Learning, also known as SOUL Charter High School. 44 seniors marched across the stage at the campus theater on June 7, 8, and 9. Due to the lingering COVID-19...

Fresno EOC SOUL High School Open House

Fresno EOC School of Unlimited Learning (SOUL) is opening its doors to parents and returning students on April 26 for a Spring Open House. The event allows parents to meet with administrators and teachers, hear about their student's progress, and explore the grounds...

Diplomas in December: Fresno EOC School of Unlimited Learning (SOUL) Recognizes its Latest Group of Grads

As 2021 draws to a close, some students are celebrating a major accomplishment! 21 students at Fresno EOC School of Unlimited Learning, also known as SOUL, just graduated from the charter high school. Two day-long ceremonies took place in mid-December at the school’s...

SOUL high school students deliver wreaths to seniors

Fresno EOC School of Unlimited Learning (SOUL) is celebrating the season with a generous gift of time and festive front door design. Students and staff from the charter high school created dozens of dazzling wreaths for the Healthcare Centre of Fresno, a senior center...
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Lessons for a Lifetime at Fresno EOC SOUL Charter High School

It's not your typical high school. Fresno EOC School of Unlimited Learning, also known as SOUL, was initially designed for students facing challenges which could prevent them from graduating, but is now open to everyone. SOUL Principal Susan Lopez said, "We believe...

Susan Lopez Promoted to Principal of SOUL

Fresno EOC School of Unlimited Learning (SOUL) is pleased to announce Susan Lopez as its new Principal. Lopez replaces Dr. Mark Wilson who retired last month after 15 years of service in that role. Lopez took the helm of the charter high school in downtown Fresno on...
Dr. Mark Wilson

Good luck, Dr. Wilson!

After 15 years of dedicated service at Fresno EOC School of Unlimited Learning, Dr. Mark Wilson is retiring. Dr. Wilson has worked tirelessly to create a family-centered, multi-tiered system of support in a learning environment where students can thrive academically...
2021 SOUL Graduation

Congratulations to Our Graduates!

School of Unlimited Learning Fresno EOC School of Unlimited Learning (SOUL) held its 23rd Commencement Ceremony, graduating 32 high school seniors. We are very proud of each of the graduates and want to wish all the best in their future endeavors. This year's...
SOUL Teacher

Teachers: the SOUL of Community Action

It is very easy to think of education as strictly transactional – where teachers give information, and students are expected to reproduce that information on standardized tests. This ability to retain and present this information determines their ability to find...
SOUL Students deliver wreaths

SOUL students and Cultural Arts Rotary deliver wreaths to senior citizens

This year, most students had their world turned upside down. Students at Fresno EOC School of Unlimited Learning (SOUL) felt the changes as well. SOUL students wanted some way to celebrate the holidays and keep up with festive traditions. Students have transitioned to...

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