Sacramento Academic & Vocational Academy

Sacramento Academic & Vocational Academy (SAVA) consists of three charter schools serving students in grades 7-12 throughout the Sacramento region. SAVA charter schools are free public charter schools offering a personalized education path for every student. Instead of the traditional one-size-fits-all classroom, we seek to motivate and encourage students to be independent learners. Our blended-learning model provides one-on-one and small group learning opportunities. As a result, each student receives individualized instruction and support from our teachers and staff. This personal attention and guidance is often the crucial ingredient to student success.




we provide high-quality curriculum aligned to Common Core State Standards, instructional support for all students, and career exploration and preparation for life after graduation. SAVA students have the opportunity to meet requirements for graduation with a high school diploma as well as meet the requirements for entry level employment, apprenticeship programs, post-secondary career technical training or transition to two or four year colleges.

Principals Message

Welcome! Our names are Summer Ash and Ashley Madden and we have worked for Sacramento Academic and Vocational Academy for over 10 years – first as teachers and now as administrators. It is a privilege to work with students and parents in the Sacramento and Elk Grove communities as the Director of SAVA Charter Schools. If you find your way onto a SAVA campus anytime in the near future you will see that it does not look much like your traditional high school. Although we are a public school, we offer students a chance to break out of the mold of the typical classrooms that can be found all over our region. We offer students a chance to learn in a one on one…

Parents Say

SAVA has provided my child with a learning environment that works well for his educational needs. He is able to thrive and excel in a safe environment at SAVA.



Success Stories

Capturing Kids’ Hearts

SAVA adopted the Capturing Kids’ Hearts (CKH) process in 2010. Through it’s precepts, students and staff have created an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. Caring relationships flourish on our campuses and academic achievement of all our students has skyrocketed. Because of our dedication to the CKH process, we were named a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School for 2020-2021 for the five years in a row!  Watch our submission video to learn more about CKH’s impact.

Career Pathways at SAVA Charter School

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Here is a peak into a typical day as a fashion designer.

Open enrollment at SAVA Charter Schools throughout the school year.