About Us

Ernest Kimme Charter Academy is a tuition free, VUSD dependent charter school for students grades 7-12.  Our educational program includes virtual classes, intervention and support, online classes, independent study and Solano College coursework opportunities.  We are open to students in the VUSD and surrounding districts.  We do have the option to accept or reject applicants based on SARB or expulsion status. KCAIL offers two educational pathways to students:  The Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning Pathway (KCAIL) and the Kimme Work Readiness and Alternatives Pathway (Kimme WRAP). The enrollment process varies by pathway; interested families should visit our website for enrollment information. Parents are encouraged to be involved in academics and school activities; however, parent participation is strictly voluntary and not required, per Education Code section 47605 subdivision (n). Parents are required to monitor independent learning, as students are required to meet the state minimum for instructional minutes by grade level per Education Code.  Any violation of the Master Agreement may be grounds for non-voluntary disenrollment. Kimme Charter Academy has earned full WASC Accreditation and our independent learning pathway offers courses to satisfy UC eligibility. Kimme WRAP features Big Picture Learning for career readiness.

Kimme Academy Students in grades 7-12 attend classes for Math, English, and Science and have a Personal Learning Plan meeting with their PLP teacher once per week.  Teachers are also available during intervention hours for students who need extra support for core courses. Spanish 1P-3P and French 1P-2P are available online.  Students may also opt for dual enrollment at Solano Community College for foreign languages, advanced math, other appropriate core coursework and interest based electives. 

Kimme WRAP students (grades 10-12) attend classes 5 days a week and are assigned to 8 classes per week. These courses are designed for credit recovery. In addition to their academic course schedule, students meet with an advisor 4 days a week to focus on student graduation plan, soft skills development for the work force, and career exploration. All students will be enrolled in an online credit recovery class that they will work on during Advisory and independently. All classroom teachers are available for after school office hours four days a week.

Acceleration and credit recovery are both possible at Kimme Academy.  The keys to student success are regular attendance, work completion and proof of standards mastery.  Graduation requirements are the same at Kimme Charter as at traditional sites.

Dual Enrollment at the student’s high school of residence  is reserved for students with a compelling reason to be enrolled on two campuses and is only available for students residing in the VUSD.  Students requesting dual enrollment are decided on a case by case basis through cooperation between Kimme Charter, WCW and VHS staff.

Resident School Activities and Sports are reserved for students enrolled in their resident schools. Kimme students may not participate in resident school activities or sports.

Support services are available for all students at Kimme Charter.  Full time school counselors, a part-time Youth Service Officer, a part-time mental health clinician, an Upward Bound tutor, Care Solace, one full-time as well as a part-time RSP teacher are on staff.  Special Education students will require a change of placement IEP to determine their best educational placement. We also have a variety of virtual core course intervention and support sessions available for all students.

AERIES Parent Portal is used for all students in the Vacaville Unified School District.    The parent portal offers a secure and convenient way to access and update your child’s information online. More info to come once your student is officially enrolled at KCAIL. Kimme Charter also utilizes, Google Classroom. It is highly recommended that each family have an email address for communication with the school.

Graduating Seniors will earn a Kimme Charter diploma and attend a Kimme Charter ceremony.  Like traditional schools, we enroll students with long term goals for academic success. We are not a short-term independent study program. Students who enroll at Kimme Charter are expected to stay for at least a semester.


Kimme Academy contact information:                                         

194 Bella Vista Road, Vacaville 95687                                                  

Ami Blackstone, Principal [email protected]          

Jordyn Adcock, Dean of Learning Support  [email protected]

Lindsay Wilson, Counsleor [email protected] 

Tess Wilken, Secretary       [email protected]                       


Kimme WRAP Contact Information:

188 Bella Vista Road, Vacaville 95687

Ami Blackstone, Principal [email protected]

Jordyn Adcock, Dean of Learning Support  [email protected]

Allison Loera, Counselor [email protected]

Sandy Santos, Secretary [email protected] 

Debbie Lukehart, Secretary/ Registrar [email protected]

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