Taylion High Desert

Taylion Academy is a free, public charter school that provides new learning options for K-12 students seeking a flexible, personalized program. We are proudly accredited through Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and ready to serve students whether they are at, above, or below grade level!

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Taylion High Desert Academy

Our approach to supporting students is unique.

Combining the best attributes of Taylion learning models, Online Learning, Independent Study, and Home Schooling, we prepare students for college and career through:

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Small-group support
  • Access to one-on-one, individualized instruction
  • Social inclusion and support
Taylion Academy’s Principal Mr. Aaron Ritter

Meet Taylion High Desert Academy’s Principal and Online Director, Mr. Aaron Ritter

Aaron Ritter has served in education since 2001 as an Assistant Principal, Principal, and Executive Director at several charter and traditional schools across Southern California. He graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2001 with a B.A. in Public Relations and a minor in art. Additionally, he received his M.Ed. with a concentration in Special Education and Education from California State University, Bakersfield in 2011. He is passionate about ensuring students from all backgrounds succeed and is excited to be part of the Taylion family!

What kind of courses do we offer?

At Taylion High Desert Academy, students can choose from a full catalog of core, honors, and elective courses for grades 6-12. Once enrolled, students will meet with a counselor to determine their coursework and learning plan.

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News & Announcements

Taylion Academy Covid 19 Update
News & Announcements

An Update from Taylion Academy

Taylion High Desert Academy Locations are closed for in-person meetings and instruction until April 6th.…
Taylion Academy Covid 19 Update
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Coronavirus Update from Taylion Academy

Please see the attached letter regarding the Coronavirus and recommended guidelines to share with your…
New Principal - Aaron Ritter
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Taylion High Desert Academy Welcomes New Principal, Aaron Ritter

“I am excited to join this team and to work with this amazing community,” said…

Career Café

Taylion High Desert Academy launched a podcast dedicated to helping students learn about the various careers that await them upon graduation with the Career Café. Hosted and created by our own Taylion students, students interview professionals from various employment sectors in our community on a monthly basis. Employment sectors scheduled so far include photography, art, broadcasting, graphic design, technology and more!

For more information on Taylion High Desert Academy, call (760) 843-6622 or visit the charter school online at www.taylion.com.


How Can I Apply For a K12 Charter School? Are There Admission Requirements?

Please contact us, or fill out an online enrollment form for additional information.

Who Can Attend A K-12 Public Charter School?

As a public charter school, Taylion Academy serves all in the community – not just those who meet a selected criterion. We have no requirements for entry other than the desire to learn, and we welcome all to join our family!

Are K-12 Public Charter Schools Graded?

Yes! We follow the same standards of education put forth by the California Department of Education.