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  • There are 1,189 alternative public schools in California, serving 142,215 students.
  • Alternative schools aim to help students whose needs may not be successfully met in regular schools.
  • Students who attend alternative schools and may be at risk of educational failure (as indicated by poor grades, truancy, disruptive behavior, pregnancy, or similar factors associated with temporary or permanent withdrawal from school).
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California state average of 76%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is less than the state average of 24:1.

California Alternative Public Schools

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Tustin Tustin Connect Center Alternative School
    15400 Lansdowne Rd.
    Tustin, CA 92782
    (714)730-7395

    Grades: K-8 | 42 students
  • El Centro Valley Academy Alternative School
    253 E. Ross Ave.
    El Centro, CA 92243
    (760)312-5525

    Grades: K-12 | 209 students
  • Hollister San Benito County Juvenile Hall Court Alternative School
    708 Flynn Rd.
    Hollister, CA 95023
    (831)636-4053

    Grades: K-12 | 5 students
  • Stockton John F. Cruikshank Junior Alternative School
    2707 Transworld Dr.
    Stockton, CA 95213
    (209)468-4847

    Grades: K-12 | 119 students
  • Redding Career Pathways To Success Community School Alternative School
    3711 Oasis Rd.
    Redding, CA 96003
    (530)225-0360

    Grades: 9-12 | 37 students
  • Ceres Stanislaus County Institute Of Learning Alternative School
    Magnet School
    3113 Mitchell Rd.
    Ceres, CA 95307
    (209)238-8750

    Grades: 6-12 | 229 students
  • Weaverville Trinity County Community Alternative School
    333 Tom Bell Rd.
    Weaverville, CA 96093
    (530)623-2861

    Grades: K-12 | n/a students
  • Burbank Burbank Unified Independent Learning Academy (buila) Alternative School
    3715 Allan Ave.
    Burbank, CA 91505
    (818)558-5353

    Grades: 7-12 | 25 students
  • El Centro Phoenix Rising High School Alternative School
    1302 S. Third St.
    El Centro, CA 92243
    (760)336-4555

    Grades: 9-10 | 27 students
  • Redding Pace Academy Alternative School
    3200 Adams Ln.
    Redding, CA 96002
    (530)224-4236

    Grades: K-8 | 29 students
  • King City Phoenix Academy Community Day Alternative School
    667 Meyer St.
    King City, CA 93930
    (831)385-2940

    Grades: 5-8 | 6 students
  • Pacifica Pacifica Independent Home Study Alternative School
    830 Rosita Rd.
    Pacifica, CA 94044
    (650)738-6694

    Grades: K-8 | 23 students
  • Lompoc Dr Bob Forinash Community Day Alternative School
    4010 Jupiter Ave.
    Lompoc, CA 93436
    (805)742-3135

    Grades: 7-12 | 14 students
  • Marysville Marysville Community Day Alternative School
    Magnet School
    1919 B St.
    Marysville, CA 95901
    (530)740-6400

    Grades: 7-12 | 46 students
  • Palmdale Innovations Academy Of Palmdale Alternative School
    38136-b 35th St. E.
    Palmdale, CA 93550
    (661)265-8908

    Grades: NS | n/a students
  • Ramona Ramona Community Montessori Alternative School
    1010 Ramona St.
    Ramona, CA 92065
    (760)787-3600

    Grades: K-6 | 263 students
  • Beaumont 21st Century Learning Institute Alternative School
    939 Michigan Ave.
    Beaumont, CA 92223
    (951)769-8424

    Grades: K-12 | 73 students
  • Cerritos Abc Secondary (alternative) Alternative School
    16534 S. Carmenita Rd.
    Cerritos, CA 90703
    (562)229-7768

    Grades: 7-12 | 64 students
  • Rosamond Abraham Lincoln Alternative Alternative School
    3082 Glendower St.
    Rosamond, CA 93560
    (661)256-5090

    Grades: K-12 | 98 students
  • Riverside Abraham Lincoln Continuation High School Alternative School
    4341 Victoria Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92507
    (951)788-7371

    Grades: 9-12 | 198 students
  • Poway Abraxas Continuation High School Alternative School
    12450 Glenoak Rd.
    Poway, CA 92064
    (858)748-5900

    Grades: 9-12 | 248 students
  • San Jose Academy Alternative School
    4955 Edenview Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95119
    (408)226-2350

    Grades: 5-8 | 6 students
  • Perris Academy Community Day Alternative School
    515 E. Seventh St.
    Perris, CA 92570
    (951)657-2174

    Grades: 7-12 | 41 students
  • Chico Academy For Change Alternative School
    290 E. Ave.
    Chico, CA 95926
    (530)891-3092

    Grades: 7-12 | 14 students
  • San Francisco Academy Of Arts And Sciences Alternative School
    555 Portola Dr.
    San Francisco, CA 94131
    (415)695-5700

    Grades: 9-12 | 318 students
  • Fortuna Academy Of Redwoods Alternative School
    7351 Tompkins Hill Rd.
    Fortuna, CA 95540
    (707)476-4203

    Grades: 9-12 | 178 students
  • Walnut Creek Acalanes Center For Independent Study Alternative School
    1963 Tice Valley Blvd.
    Walnut Creek, CA 94595
    (925)280-3945

    Grades: 9-12 | 39 students
  • Costa Mesa Access County Community Alternative School
    200 Kalmus Dr.
    Costa Mesa, CA 92628
    (714)966-4485

    Grades: K-12 | 2576 students
  • Costa Mesa Access Juvenile Hall Alternative School
    1715 E. Wilshire Ave., Ste. 70
    Costa Mesa, CA 92628
    (714)647-2592

    Grades: K-12 | 405 students
  • San Jose Adelante Dual Language Academy Alternative School
    2999 Ridgemont Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95127
    (408)928-1900

    Grades: K-8 | 586 students
  • Roseville Adelante High (Continuation School) Alternative School
    350 Atlantic St.
    Roseville, CA 95678
    (916)782-3155

    Grades: 9-12 | 102 students
  • Riverbank Adelante High School Alternative School
    6801 Seventh St.
    Riverbank, CA 95367
    (209)869-2383

    Grades: 10-12 | 61 students
  • Kettleman City Adelante High School Alternative School
    701 General Petroleum St.
    Kettleman City, CA 93239
    (559)386-9081

    Grades: 9-12 | 3 students
  • Downey Afflerbaugh-paige Camp High School Alternative School
    6621 N. Stephens Ranch Rd.
    Downey, CA 90242
    (909)593-4926

    Grades: 7-12 | 112 students
  • Chatsworth Aggeler Community Day Alternative School
    21050 Plummer St.
    Chatsworth, CA 91311
    (818)341-1232

    Grades: 7-12 | 78 students
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