Reputation is the foundation of the power of IEM schools. We take pride in being a pioneer in the charter movement. The first IEM School was established in 1998 and we have been trusted by thousands upon thousands of families since then to bring quality education to students in the form of a parent choice education with individualized learning plans. We have a history of clean audits, financial stability, and being policy compliant. But most importantly we have caring and devoted staff who are as passionate about independent education as you are.
In 1993, the California Charter Act went into effect and Randy Gaschler opened what was then known as Horizon Charter, the fifteenth charter school in California. In 1998, Randy formed the nonprofit charter management company, Innovative Education Management, Inc. (IEM). Today IEM manages three charter schools that serve 18 California counties with current combined enrollment of over 6,000 students, and has graduated more than 13,000 students. Randy and IEM take pride in the reputation they have built over the last 19 years so that students can benefit from the power of an IEM school today.
Clean audits, financial stability, and policy compliance ensures long term sustainability. IEM takes pride in the trust we have built with students, parents, employees, sponsoring districts, and the California Department of Education by taking seriously the importance of accountability, fiscal management, and policy compliance.
Many of our reports are available for public view. Check out our school accountability report card (SM, SS, OG). Governing Board and Parent Council meetings agendas and minutes are available to the public via our website (SM, SS, OG). Our Local Community Action Plan (SM, SS, OG) is a way that we can include our parents in financial decisions that impact students the way you feel is most needed. “As founder and President of IEM, I have the experience, historical knowledge, wisdom, and passion to keep IEM legally, financially and the vision on the path it was intended to be on. It is hard to match my passion when it comes to IEM and the IEM vision for education. I am in the process of training up new leadership teams to ensure the sustainability of IEM, not just financially, but to continue the vision and purpose,” President and Founder of IEM Randy Gaschler. The power of an IEM school means you can trust us to be here for generations of students to come.
Most importantly, IEM Schools have staff who are as passionate about independent education as you are. The real power of an IEM school is its people. IEM Guiding Principles are all about people – the driving force of providing individual learning opportunities and maximum choice when it comes to curriculum. When teachers, administration, leaders and parents are all on the same page, with the same common vision, working towards the same goal, great things can happen.