Alternative Education Department
The Alternative Education Department provides educational programs for students under court supervision, and who are expelled or who are deficient in credits and have experienced challenges in matriculation in the traditional school settings.
- Our Vision, Mission, and Services
- Countywide Plans for Expelled Students:
2009: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3
2012: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3
- Safety Plans
- Teacher Resources
- Records Requests
AED Vision...To be "models of excellence in student learning and well-being" we are committed to instruct, inspire and support our students by providing opportunities for them to discover their potential, develop their character, and maximize learning so they may become independent, life-long learners and productive citizens.
Our Mission...Our students will learn in a personalized environment that fosters human dignity and promotes academic, social, emotional and personal success.
Our ServicesThe Alternative Education Department provides educational services for students who have been unsuccessful in other educational settings for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to: social, emotional, economic, and legal issues. The Alternative Education Department serves at-risk and incarcerated youth in two types of settings: (1) Juvenile Probation Department facilities – Juvenile Hall, Ranch facilities, and Alternative Collaborative Programs; and (2) Community Schools and Community Day Schools serving at-risk students released from their home districts. The Department emphasizes improving students' literacy, numeracy and social skills. The Department also provides opportunities for preparation for future employment, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) tests, the California High School Proficiency Exam and ROP programs. All students participate in the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR) and the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). Our Course of Studies in the core subject areas address the California Academic Content Standards, and students actively earn credits toward graduation.
Santa Clara County Office of Education Alternative Education Department is committed to providing an educational environment that promotes the development of literacy, 21st century skills, resiliency and appropriate social skills that will help our students to have a successful life.
Records RequestsIf you attended a county-run school and would like to request a copy of your transcript or high school diploma, please contact the Transition Center at (408) 573-3322.
Date last updated: April 16, 2013