EPIC Charter School (EPIC) was established in 2016 in Orange County as a non-classroom-based independent study program to provide an option for families and students in need of creative education choices. EPIC is based on the existing successful EPIC model originated in Oklahoma in 2011, with the vision of filling a void that existed in the public education system, and today serves more than 20,000 students in that state. EPIC is a direct funded charter school, authorized by the Orange County Board of Education, serving students in grades TK through 12. The school serves students enrolled from Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego counties. EPIC Charter School creates an individualized academic plan for each student based upon his or her education needs, talents, strengths, and areas for improvement. This approach supports individual development through a specially designed curriculum aligned with state and Common Core Standards, while engaging parents and students in learning and goal setting.