The Corvallis School District includes one charter school, Muddy Creek, which is housed in the former Inavale School building in rural Corvallis. Muddy Creek is an open enrollment school, serves the rural communities south of Corvallis, and is operated by Inavale Community Partners, Inc. This school employs place-based learning as part of the larger classroom. The agricultural landscape, including tree farms, grass seed farms, orchards, grazing lands, streams, ponds, wildlife refuge and national forests of the Muddy Creek watershed are the places about which projects are developed. Students are directly connected to their surroundings and community.