Telesis began in 1991 as “Hands On Learning” private school.  The original idea of Telesis, was to focus on student strengths  in a way that would challenge students with rigorous, state-approved, curriculum.  The Telesis philosophy is to focus on the individual child and his/her specific needs and learning style in a small class size setting.

In 1998 Telesis became a tuition free public charter school, while maintaining it’s focus on academic achievement and Character First expectations.

A great deal of hard work and dedication (many done on a volunteer basis), by the Telesis staff, administration, community members and other supporters have helped Telesis to become what it is today.   Many of the courses and extra-curricular activities have been “student-driven” depending on student needs and interests.  With an active Student Government, Telesis still listens to the needs and suggestions of its student body.

Along with the school’s founder, the Telesis Board of Directors, staff members, students and families are the contributors in our Telesis story.  Without each, the school would most likely be just like any other school.  Instead, Telesis is a structured, balanced, forward thinking program that looks to the future with hope and anticipation.

Telesis has plans to continue to monitor and develop the best and most effective programs for both educational and personal growth of its student body.  We look forward to years of continued growth and to celebrating many more anniversaries!