A Tuition-Free Charter School in Pasadena

Ignite Community School - Pasadena is a tuition-free, nonprofit, public charter school dedicated to preparing students in educationally underserved communities for college success. Ignite is providing a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, outstanding educators, more time in class, a strong culture of achievement, extracurricular activities, and support to help our students make significant academic gains.

A Tuition-Free Charter School in Pasadena

Formation of Character

We believe knowledge alone does not make a good citizen. The shaping of a student’s heart is more important than the shaping of their mind. 

A Tuition-Free Charter School in Pasadena

Strong Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed specifically for our schools so that students will be able to meet the expectations we set for them. 

A Tuition-Free Charter School in Pasadena

Caring Teachers

Our teachers are open to new ideas and flexible to the changing needs of our students. 

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Ignite Community Schools Serve a broad spectrum of students

We recognize that our students come from many different backgrounds and offer them a wide range of courses to foster personal development and elevate their knowledge and character. Ignite Community Schools’ ultimate goal is to give every student the best possible education, enabling them to become successful and self-reliant adults.

Our Seven Sparks

The foundation for a successful and prosperous society begins with our students. By instilling good principles in them from a young age, such as determination, a love of learning, and courage, we create citizens with a strong moral foundation who can help drive positive progress for the future. Teaching our students these important principles encourages them to have an open and healthy outlook on the world, and helps to prepare them to be responsible and reliable adults.

Striving for Excellence

Developing Leaders

Illustrating Determination

Setting Ambitious Goals

Foster a Love of Learning

Believing in Imagination

Embracing Courage

Parent Resources

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Since we offer a self-directed program, many of our dedicated students graduate in 3 years or less. Enter the number of high school credits you have earned so far to see how quickly you could graduate.

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I like that I have adjusted to the system that there is at this school. So, I know what I can do here, and I don’t want to be limited by what we have in a normal public school.”

Noe, Premier High School Graduate


Ignite Community School allows scholars to develop a sense of belonging, an understanding of self, and an awareness of their place in (and impact on) the world around them. Learning is non-negotiable, we can, we will, we must be successful. 

“This school has given teens the opportunity to progress through challenges. The staff never gives up on you, and has helped my daughter find her strengths, and grow in that direction. I recommend this school.”



“I loved Premier. It was honestly the best change that I made. It’s because of the teachers there and their motivation that I didn’t drop out and I graduated. Overall a great atmosphere and less stress.” 



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Serving Grades PreK–8