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WASC Initial Accreditation!

ISSAC received the initial accreditation for 3 years! 

ISSAC received the initial status for three-year accreditation emphasizing our commitment for student learning and ongoing improvement.

New Lunar Year

ISSAC PFO invited Lion dancers to perform in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year! 🦁✨

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February 2023 - ISSAC Charity Spotlight in Eastside Living 

By JULIE LEAH, Eastside Living

At the core of ISSAC’s program is

project-based learning, in which students carry out six projects each year. Four projects are to be about human rights, self-development, human rights, the environment, and multiculturalism, while the other two projects are selected by students and faculty each year. 

A team of preteen middle schoolers studied cholera and identified lack of access to clean water as the reason for its continued existence today. They recruited volunteers to try the filtered chemically purified water. 

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September 3, 2019 - ISSAC charter school debuts in Costa Mesa


There was a sense of excitement Tuesday morning as students, parents and teachers stepped into the International School for Science and Culture for the first day of classes at the new public charter school in Costa Mesa.

Parents took photos of their children holding signs in a makeshift photo booth while other parents filled out last-minute paperwork in the campus office. Some teachers mingled with students eating cereal at lunch tables.

The day marked a new chapter for everyone there...

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Sol-Ammen Garrido, 5, poses at a photo booth on the first day of school Tuesday at the new International School for Science and Culture charter school in Costa Mesa. (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)
The new International School for Science and Culture will occupy classrooms inside the Harper Assessment Center in Costa Mesa.(Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

August 28, 2019 - Disputed charter school ready to open in Newport-Mesa district


With less than a week until the first day of classes, summer has about come and gone for students in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

The same is true for students who will be attending the International School for Science and Culture, a public charter school that also will open Tuesday and operate on Newport-Mesa’s Harper Assessment Center site in Costa Mesa after getting approval for a charter facilities agreement from the district board of trustees in June.

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