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Community Eligibility Provision

Springs Charter Schools is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2022-2023 school year. Section 104(a) of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 amended section 11(a)(1) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1759a(a)(1))(the law) to provide an alternative to household applications for free and reduced-price meals in local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with increased levels of low-income students. This alternative is referred to as the Community Eligibility Provision. All students enrolled in Springs Charter Schools may participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no charge to them at the following sites:

  • Bear River Student Center
  • Cherry Valley Co-Op
  • Corona Student Center
  • Del Rio Student Center
  • Enterprise Resource Center
  • Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy
  • Hemet Quest Student Center
  • Hemet Learning Center
  • iShine Student Center
  • Murrieta Student Center
  • Otay Ranch Academy for the Arts
  • Palm Academy
  • Pathfinder Student Center
  • Rancho Cucamonga Personalized Learning Center
  • Renaissance Valley Academy
  • Riverside Student Center
  • Santa Ana Student Center
  • Vista Student Center

Families will not have to fill out meal applications for students serviced at these locations. Breakfast and lunch meals follow the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines for healthy school meals. Please encourage students to participate in the school meal programs. Springs Charter Schools will annually evaluate every site to determine their eligibility potential for CEP. In accordance with Education Code 49564, any site determined to be high poverty will be enlisted in CEP or another appropriate universal meal program.

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The Springs Internship program gave me the opportunity to find careers I find interesting and to explore them with real life experience. This has helped me understand what I might want to do after high school.

- Stewart V., Student
High School
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