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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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options in education
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
alternative education options to traditional education
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


  • 575 charter schools were operational in 2005-2006
  • Approximately 200,000 were enrolled
orange county charter schools
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
home schooling
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
private schools
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.
access alternative community correctional education schools and services
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
schools and services include
Institutional schools for incarcerated youth

Juvenile Hall

Youth Guidance Center

Los Pinos


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

schools and services cont
Drug treatment programs

Phoenix House


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.

schools and services cont1
Schools and Services cont…


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.

student outcome for access
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.

non public schools
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