C.O.R.E Placer Charter School is a Personalized Learning California TK-12th Grade Public Charter School that serves home-based, independent study students in Placer, El Dorado, Nevada, Sacramento, Sutter, and Yuba County.


Why ​choose ​CORE Placer​ Charter School?

Parent Choice, hundreds of ​approved ​vendors, online curriculum options, in​-​person support, all philosophies ​of​ homeschooling ​valued and supported​​​​​​,​ ​the support of caring​​ experienced personalized learning teachers, generous funding, park days, field trips, ​yearbook, dances, family fun nights, ​free ​lending library, ​Resource Center, high school guidance and support, ​a-g college bound high school path graduation option, and ​WASC accreditation.

Counties served: Placer, El Dorado, Nevada, Sacrmento, Sutter and Yuba!

SB277–“would exempt pupils in a home-based private school and students enrolled in an independent study program and who do not receive classroom-based instruction.”

We are an independent study​,​​ ​personalized learning public ​charter school​, and our vendors do not require your child’s immunization record for your child to participate in their classes​. ​

We are still enrolling for this school year and would love to have you join our wonderful program today!

To Enroll Click HERE



Reserve a table at our CORE Placer Community Harvest Festival on

Wednesday, October 18th from 4-6pm!

$20.00 per Vendor.

Contact Tabitha Ellis at Tellis@coreplacer.org for a link to submit your payment!

First come, First Serve.


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Student Council

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We are thrilled to announce that this year Core will have its first ever student council.  Student council is a great opportunity for your student to take on leadership roles, learn collaboration skills, organize dances or events and provide a voice for the student body.  All students are invited to participate in the election at our Colfax center or virtually.

We are looking to fill four offices.  Attached you will find the descriptions for:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer/Secretary
  • Social/Public Relations Director

There are a few requirements to be on the council.  First, council members must be able to attend meetings once a month either physically at the Colfax center or virtually via Zoom.  Second, students muse have and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average.  Finally, the President position can only be filled by a junior or senior.

How to Get in the Race:

1)  Write a (bullet point) biography including the following:

  • Full Name
  • Grade
  • Years at Core
  • Office desired
  • Interest/Hobbies
  • Skills
  • Experience

2)  Record a 60 second video/multimedia speech to be shown to voters.  Think about the following questions when making your video.

  • How would you help Core?
  • What makes you the best candidate?
  • What are your plans?
  • What event/clubs would you like student council to organize?
  • Why should I vote for you?
  • Describe your money management strategy.
  • How will you collaborate and work with your fellow student council members?

Bios and Videos are due no later than October 19th.  They will then be posted for viewing to CORE families only.  The election will occurr on October 26th.  Directions to follow.

Please send bio and video attachments to bblocker@coreplacer.org

Good luck to all our candidates.


CORE Placer Students and Families, 

Can you recreate the Colfax Resource Center? For our students who are learning engineering and building at home we want you to join our contest to see who can build a small scale replica of the Colfax Resource Center! 

Contest rules:

-Must submit no later than October 20th

-Can use any type of building materials (the more creative the better) 

How to send it in: 

Post a picture or video to Instagram, Core Placer Facebook page with the hashtag #welovecoreplacer Or email your creation to tellis@coreplacer.org

We will add your creations to our CORE Placer Newsletter, Website, Facebook Page, Instagram, and yearbook! Each submission will also receive a special prize!

 This is a fun opportunity to showcase your creativity, your engineering skills, and your love for CORE Placer Charter School! 

Happy Building!


CORE Placer Car Decals are for Sale! ONLY $2.00!

CORE Placer Sticker

Click HERE to purchase one today!


Pizza Day is back at the Colfax Resource Center! 

K-6th Grade: Wednesday’s at Lunch

7th-12th Grade: Thursday’s at Lunch

$2.00/Slice. CASH ONLY

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Upcoming C.O.R.E Placer Events 



Harvest Festival Flyer


Spirit Day-Super Heroes


Family Fun with CORE- Tahoe Bowl (10/20/2017)

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For more information/to sign up please visit Parent Square! 


Zittel Fall Farm Tour (10/24/2017)

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For more information/to sign up please visit Parent Square! 


Bishops Pumpkin Farm Trip (10/27/2017)

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For more information/to sign up please visit Parent Square! 


Box Tops for Education Starts August 16th!

We are starting Box Tops for Education back up for the 2017-18 School Year!

CORE Placer Box Top Goal: $1,000.00

What do I have to do? Just collect Box Tops off your favorite foods Click HERE to view!

Where can I drop off my box tops? You can drop them off at the Colfax Resource Center OR You can mail them to PO Box 2017 Colfax, CA 95713 Attention Tabitha Ellis.

Is there an App? YES! You can download the Box Tops for Education App! For more information click the following link: http://www.boxtops4education.com/bonusapp/how-it-works

The last day to submit your Box Tops is Thursday, October 27th for the Fall Submission!

Check out our Events Calendar for our full year of upcoming events!


FREE Vision & Hearing Testing at the Colfax Resource Center! Friday, October 20th.

Sign Up through Parent Square!

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C.O.R.E Placer allowed me to experience my own way of learning! -Student

I love how my school taught me time management, allowed me to explore different career options, all while having my PLT there the whole way! – Student

CORE was able to lift my childs spirits and love of learning through their Personalized Program! Thank you CORE! – Parent

I love the fact I can go to work everyday and be proud for the school I work for! Its like one great big family! – Staff

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