CHIME Institute’s Schwarzenegger Community School had an
increase in API. This score is calculated using the testing
results from the annual California Standards Tests. The
purpose of the score is to measure the academic performance
and growth in grades 2-8. Each year schools are required to
meet a growth target of five points. This year CHIME
students increased their API score by 17 points, from 839 to
856 and was again named Daily News 2012 Readers' Choice Favorite Charter School!
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The CHIME Institute, a nonprofit organization established in 1990, is a national leader in the development and implementation of an unique model of inclusive education. The institute began with an early childhood program based at California State University, Northridge. The success of the early childhood program, coupled with the needs of the community and sound research, prompted a group of parents and Cal State Northridge faculty to develop a charter elementary school in 2001 and a charter middle school in 2003. The two schools were merged into kindergarten through 8th grade in 2010 and named the CHIME Institute’s Schwarzenegger Community School.