Meet Our Director!

Dr. Schroeder

The Director for GOALS Academy is Debbie Schroeder. She has been an educator for more than 30 years as a teacher, curriculum specialist, vice principal, principal, and director. Debbie recently retired from the Anaheim Elementary School District and was excited to apply her skills and talents to the creation of GOALS Academy.
“This is a dream come true! I enjoy serving scholars in a small school setting in which everyone knows and cares about each other. Working with scholars, staff, and parents to create a uniquely positive and powerfully effective elementary school is highly motivating. This is a wonderful place for scholars. I know the families that enroll their children in the GOALS Academy love this school.”

GOALS Academy charter school is a free, public school open to all children in Grades TK through 6th grade.

All opportunities will be provided completely free of charge. GOALS Academy is a sanctioned public school chartered under the authority of the Anaheim Elementary School District and California State Department of Education. The school is operated independently by GOALS, a local nonprofit organization headquartered in Anaheim, California. GOALS has run free youth programs since 1994 in Anaheim.


  • FREE public charter school for Grades TK-6
  • First opened for the 2015-16 school sear
  • All credentialed teachers
  • Strength-based learning approach
  • Smaller adult:scholar ratio
  • Free after-school programs
  • Visual/performing arts
  • STEM
  • Environmental science sessions
  • Multiple field trips
  • Team athletics and fitness
  • Year-round programs
  • Free “Summer of Service” opportunities
  • Free summer sports camps
  • Free access to GOALS facilities