Welcome to the Stanislaus County Office of Education's Educational Options Division web page. Educational Options provide an opportunity for students to succeed in an academic environment that focuses on the individual and their responsibility to make wise choices. We believe all of our students can succeed and that each student is capable of making wise choices that will help them achieve their short-term and long-term goals.
New this school year at the West Campus Juvenile Hall is a program called Walls That Talk, which addresses social-emotional learning. Check out the short video to learn more about the program.
The Educational Options Division includes the following schools, programs, and services;
- Come Back Kids (CBK)
- Stanislaus Military Academy (SMA) @ Teel - Empire
- Petersen Alternative Center for Education (PACE) - Modesto
- John B. Allard School/Tactical Character Academy (TCA) - Ceres
- Stanislaus Culinary Arts Institute - Oakdale
- Stanislaus Industrial Technology Institute - Patterson
- Valley College High School - Modesto
Health and Safety Memo - Students/Families
Parent and Youth Helpline
The California Parent and Youth Helpline provide support and resource referrals to parents and youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish, and other languages. For more information, please visit https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
- Adult Education - Regional Services through the Stanislaus/Mother Lode Consortium
- Career Technical Education - Grades 9-12
- Career Technical Education News and Training
- Career Technical Education Training - Adults;
- GED/HiSET Testing Services
- Occupational Olympics - Info and Student Registration Form
- Prevention Programs - Oversees after-school programs, Healthy Start, school readiness and emergency management services, school and community violence prevention programs, service-learning and civic engagement opportunities, tobacco prevention, and a youth leadership group. Prevention Programs also provides Student Support Services for Stanislaus County Office of Education school sites with resources and referrals for pregnant/parenting teens, foster care, and students struggling with homelessness.
What is Dual Enrollment?
Students ages 13-18 can start college before they finish high school. Dual Enrollment (DE) students have the $46 per unit tuition fee waived. Other fees may be associated with the class, such as material fees, parking permits, books, or health fees. For more information on Dual enrollment, use the link below and contact your school counselor for assistance.
NEWS & VIDEOS
High School Students throughout Stanislaus County attended the 3rd Annual Apprenticeship Expo on May 12, 2022. Students learned about apprenticeship opportunities, experienced interactive, hands-on trade demonstrations, and learned how to prepare and apply for an Apprenticeship career while in High School.
Stanislaus County Office of Education
Educational Options Division – Community School Compact
Compacts are agreements between families and schools. This compact outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. It describes how the school and families will partner to help children achieve the State's high academic standards.
Educational Options Division Community School Compact - English Document
Educational Options Division Community School Compact - Spanish Document
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Stanislaus County Office of Education provides a safe and engaging alternative learning environment that establishes a foundation for academic success. Students receive individualized counseling and support, explore future options, and develop the coping skills necessary to achieve future independence as productive members of society.
Stanislaus County Office of Education, Educational Options will provide schools in which every student experiences caring adults while engaging in rigorous academics and high-quality program offerings, ensuring future success.
STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVE 1
1. Students will build strong, positive relationships at school and in the community.
A. Organize and participate in school and community service projects.
B. Develop effective communication skills to be successful in all personal and professional interactions.
C. Participate in character education to develop self-discipline and the ability to make choices with positive outcomes.
STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVE 2
2. Students will participate in a rigorous and relevant academic program.
A. Develop critical thinking and real-world problem solving skills.
B. Complete successful academic program and meet graduation requirements.
C. Demonstrate proficiency as evidence of career and college readiness.
STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVE 3
3. Students will be prepared for success in today’s global society.
A. Become independent learners able to reach their educational and career goals.
B. Demonstrate technological abilities and readiness to compete in the job market.
C. Communicate Effectively expressing their viewpoints clearly and sincerely.