Welcome to the Stanislaus County Office of Education's Educational Options Division webpage. Educational Options provide an opportunity for students to succeed in an educational environment that focuses on the individual and his/her 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/or long-term goals.
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
Parent and Youth Helpline
The California Parent and Youth Helpline provide support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current 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 get started in college before they're even done with high school. Dual Enrollment (DE) students have the $46 per unit tuition fee waived. There may be other fees 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 you 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 the ways the school and families will partner to help children achieve the State’s high academic standards.