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Alternative Education in Orange County. Options for Students. Options in Education. Traditional School Charter School Home-schooling Private Schools Continuation Schools County Office of Education Programs Community and Correctional Programs Special Education-Special Schools

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Alternative Education in Orange County

Options for Students


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Options in Education

  • Traditional School

  • Charter School

  • Home-schooling

  • Private Schools

  • Continuation Schools

  • County Office of Education Programs

    • Community and Correctional Programs

    • Special Education-Special Schools

  • Non public Schools


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Alternative Education – Options to traditional education

Charter Schools Act of 1992 –

Legislature outlined the purpose for charter schools

  • Improve student learning

  • Increase learning opportunities, especially for low achieving students

  • Encourage the use of different and innovative teaching methods

  • Encourage competition within the public school system

Orange County

  • 12 charter schools were operating in 2005-2006

  • Approximately 6,300 were enrolled

California

  • 575 charter schools were operational in 2005-2006

  • Approximately 200,000 were enrolled


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Orange County Charter Schools

  • Capistrano Connections Academy-Independent Study

  • Edward B. Cole Academy - Site based Instruction

  • El Rancho Charter School - Site based Instruction

  • El Sol Santa Ana Science and Arts-Site based Instruction

  • Gates Charter Language School-Site based Instruction

  • Journey School - Site based Instruction

  • Olive Crest-Nova Academy - Site based Instruction

  • Opportunities for Learning - Independent Study

  • Orange County Educational Arts Academy -Site based Instruction

  • Orange County High School of the Arts - Site based Instruction

  • Santiago Middle School - Site based Instruction


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Home Schooling

  • Private School Affidavit filed with the state

  • Private Independent Study Program (ISP)

  • Private home-school program-private school/church partners with the parent

  • Charter School home-school program

  • District home-school program

  • County operated program-Community Home Education Program, CHEP


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Private Schools

  • More than 300 private schools in Orange County

  • Serving approximately 57,000 students

  • Tuition ranges from $2,000-$20,000 per year

Continuation Schools

  • An educational option for students in California since 1919

  • School district option for students in grades 9-12 only

  • High School diploma program designed for those students whose nees are not being met in a comprehensive high school.


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ACCESSAlternative, Community, Correctional Education Schools and Services

  • Serves approximately 9,000 students

  • All students are referred by school districts, Probation, or Social Services.

  • Serving students K-12


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Institutional schools for incarcerated youth

Juvenile Hall

Youth Guidance Center

Los Pinos

Joplin

Theo Lacy

Santa Ana DetentionCenter

Group home schools for dependent youth

Orangewood Children’s Home

CRF – Court Return Facility

Mary’s Shelter

New Alternatives Group Home

Schools and Services include:

Probation site schools

Youth and Family Resource Centers


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Drug treatment programs

Phoenix House

Breakaway

Hope Institute

College Hospital

Project Hope School

Serving homless children in grades K-8

Schools and Services cont…

Approximately 60 community school sites throughout Orange County providing an individualize learning program serving students grades 6-12. Selected sites provide a teen parenting program.


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Schools and Services cont…

CHEP

Community Home Education Center

  • Home-school Program serving approximately 1.200 students in grades K-8.

  • 4 Regional sites throughout Orange County

  • Credentialed teacher partners with the parent in providing standards based instruction.

Pacific Coast High

Serving students in grades 9-12, home based instruction emphasizing online instruction utilizing a community college format.


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Student Outcome for ACCESS

  • 1,044 High School diploma

  • 160 GED recipients

  • 2 California High School Proficiency Exam passed

    TOTAL: 1,206

Approximately 10% of student population returned to district during the school year. In our South County Region Area nearly 500 students returned to district in September 2006.


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Non Public Schools

  • The role of nonpublic schools is serve as an alternative special education service available to districts, special education local plan areas (SELPAs), county office of education and parents.

  • The nonpublic school does not claim reimbursement for attendance

  • It is a fee/tuition based program


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