Campus House 
Located near HSU University  Arcata  CA  95521
A Learning Study Center of Mattole Valley Charter Schools

Campus House, located next to the library on Humboldt State University campus, offers interaction and academic support for, independent study high school students as well as curriculum support and learning verification to home school parents of primary students K-8.  We are affiliated with Mattole Valley Charter School, which is a California State Public Charter School. All Services are free.
Our staff includes two fully credentialed high school teachers as well as some HSU post graduate students. Instruction is delivered through a combination of individual tutoring, small group instruction, concurrent enrollment at College of the Redwoods, On-line virtual classrooms, independent study contracts and elective course offerings from numerous educational contractors through out our area. Each student’s overall program represents their own unique combination of the above

   Many of our students go to four year colleges directly from our program, some with scholarships.  Because of concurrent enrollment opportunities, some Campus House students graduate our program with a considerable amount of college credits. Most of the time those credits will transfer to other colleges and universities, thereby enabling some students to begin their post high school education with some college course work already completed. 

   Students that have not been high academic achievers thrive here as well. Our teachers and tutors employ “grace” and our reluctant learners like and respond to their non-threatening manner.  We are able to employ great flexibility in order to find the best combination of educational opportunities for each individual under our direction.  Campus House students and their parents are empowered with control over how we spend funding for each individual student. We use many outside contractors for the arts and physical education. Fusuikan Martial Arts, The Fire Arts Studio, Redwood Ballet, Humboldt Music Academy, The Studio School and Arcata Parks and Recreation are but a few of the many contractors that serve our students.

   Students, for whom earning income is a priority, have the advantage of our flexible independent study schedule. This allows them the ability to work and receive work study credits during hours that are traditionally set aside for attendance at site base schools. Some students come here on a daily basis. Others take their lessons at home. The “Home Schoolers” may take advantage of tutors that actually go to the homes of our students. They may also take on-line classes with real time interaction between the teacher and students. Driver’s Education and Driver’s Training classes are also available, paid for out of the students’ instructional budgets.

   Highly skilled teachers hold individual tutoring and small group classes at Campus House. Currently,
Mary K. Havens teaches classes in English and Social Studies. She holds a masters degree in teaching from Bennington College in Vermont as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in English. She has taught all levels of high school English. 


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