Welcome to Kalmiopsis Community Arts High School!


1/1/23: Enrolling now for the 2023-2024 school year! 

Click enroll NOW button above to be redirected to our enrollment forms.  


KCA is a public, free charter school being forged by a group of local teachers who are deeply committed to our home, the Illinois Valley of Southern Oregon.

  • Sponsored by Three Rivers School District to provide families with an alternative option for high school in the rural Illinois Valley region
  • Vision guided by four principles:
    • Youth Leadership Grows Genuine Confidence;
    • Creative Expression is a Human Right;
    • Rural Communities Count;
    • Multiple Perspectives Build a Better World
  • Performing, fine and literary arts, with arts-based integration into all classes and community collaborations to enhance real-world learning opportunities
  • Place-based learning brings our classes on frequent trips off campus into our local community hubs and natural spaces
  • Youth decision making, restorative justice and social emotional learning empower and support KCA students’ school experience
  • Average class size of 15 students, a 15:1 student to educator ratio, and 15 students per grade
  • Hot school breakfast and lunch will be provided to students, made from scratch with mostly organic, natural and locally sourced ingredients
  • KCA, like other public schools, serves all students, including English Language Learners, houseless students, students with disabilities, students who have dropped out, and students who are young parents

Have questions? We’d love to hear from you!

KCA Office Contact Information

KCA Office Phone (541) 630-4522
KCA Office Email office@kcahs.org

KCA Staff Directory

Kaci Elder, Teacher Leader kaci@kcahs.org
Melissa DeNardo, Teacher Leader melissa@kcahs.org
Ryan Forsythe, Teacher Leader ryan@kcahs.org
Kimiko Maglio, Board Chairperson kimiko@kcahs.org