Goethe
International Charter School

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GICS Academics

Goethe International Charter School (GICS) is a public TK-5 charter school. The curriculum is based on the California State Common Core Standards (CSCCS) and delivered through the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). GICS offers a TK-5 dual language German immersion program, a German language acquisition program beginning for students in grades three through five, and Spanish classes beginning in grade three and continuing through the fifth grade.

GICS applies research proven strategies to provide a rich and rigorous academic program that gives all students the opportunity to be successful. Founded on a philosophy that recognizes a child’s natural curiosity, creativity and ability to reflect, the GICS educational philosophy and program delivers the CSCC through the IB PYP constructivist, inquiry based approach to learning.