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  • There are 1,202 alternative public schools in California, serving 142,253 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
  • TustinTustin Connect CenterAlternative School
    Charter School
    15400 Lansdowne Rd.
    TustinCA 92782
    (714)730-7395

    Grades: KG-8 | 42 students
  • North HighlandsPathways Community DayAlternative School
    Charter School
    6560 Melrose Dr.
    North HighlandsCA 95660
    (916)566-2715

    Grades: KG-8 | 20 students
  • ColusaS. William Abel Community High SchoolAlternative School
    Charter School
    101 Marguerite St. Ste. B
    ColusaCA 95932
    (530)473-1350

    Grades: 7-12 | 8 students
  • El CentroValley AcademyAlternative School
    Charter School
    253 E. Ross Ave.
    El CentroCA 92243
    (760)312-5525

    Grades: KG-12 | 209 students
  • HollisterSan Benito County Juvenile Hall CourtAlternative School
    Charter School
    708 Flynn Rd.
    HollisterCA 95023
    (831)636-4053

    Grades: KG-12 | 5 students
  • StocktonJohn F. Cruikshank JuniorAlternative School
    Charter School
    2707 Transworld Dr.
    StocktonCA 95213
    (209)468-4847

    Grades: KG-12 | 119 students
  • ReddingCareer Pathways To Success Community SchoolAlternative School
    Charter School
    3711 Oasis Rd.
    ReddingCA 96003
    (530)225-0360

    Grades: 9-12 | 37 students
  • CeresStanislaus County Institute Of LearningAlternative School
    Magnet School
    Charter School
    3113 Mitchell Rd.
    CeresCA 95307
    (209)238-8750

    Grades: 6-12 | 229 students
  • WeavervilleTrinity County CommunityAlternative School
    Charter School
    333 Tom Bell Rd.
    WeavervilleCA 96093
    (530)623-2861

    Grades: KG-12 | n/a students
  • BurbankBurbank Unified Independent Learning Academy (buila)Alternative School
    Charter School
    3715 Allan Ave.
    BurbankCA 91505
    (818)558-5353

    Grades: 7-12 | 25 students
  • El CajonCajon Valley HomeAlternative School
    Charter School
    2000 Suncrest Blvd.
    El CajonCA 92020
    (619)588-3128

    Grades: KG-8 | 26 students
  • El CentroPhoenix Rising High SchoolAlternative School
    Charter School
    1302 S. Third St.
    El CentroCA 92243
    (760)336-4555

    Grades: 9-10 | 27 students
  • ReddingPace AcademyAlternative School
    Charter School
    3200 Adams Ln.
    ReddingCA 96002
    (530)224-4236

    Grades: KG-8 | 29 students
  • King CityPhoenix Academy Community DayAlternative School
    Charter School
    667 Meyer St.
    King CityCA 93930
    (831)385-2940

    Grades: 5-8 | 6 students
  • Lower LakeBlue HeronAlternative School
    Charter School
    9345 Winchester St.
    Lower LakeCA 95457
    (707)994-1033

    Grades: 9-11 | 16 students
  • Lower LakeHighlands AcademyAlternative School
    Charter School
    13050 High Valley Rd
    Lower LakeCA 95457
    (707)994-3387

    Grades: 2-8 | 8 students
  • PacificaPacifica Independent Home StudyAlternative School
    Charter School
    830 Rosita Rd.
    PacificaCA 94044
    (650)738-6694

    Grades: KG-8 | 23 students
  • LodiHendersonAlternative School
    Charter School
    13451 N. Extension Rd.
    LodiCA 95242
    (209)331-8275

    Grades: NS | n/a students
  • LompocDr Bob Forinash Community DayAlternative School
    Charter School
    4010 Jupiter Ave.
    LompocCA 93436
    (805)742-3135

    Grades: 7-12 | 14 students
  • South GateSimon Rodia Continuation High SchoolAlternative School
    Charter School
    2701 Sequoia Dr.
    South GateCA 90280
    (323)569-7140

    Grades: 9-12 | 101 students
  • MarysvilleMarysville Community DayAlternative School
    Magnet School
    Charter School
    1919 B St.
    MarysvilleCA 95901
    (530)740-6400

    Grades: 7-12 | 46 students
  • PalmdaleInnovations Academy Of PalmdaleAlternative School
    Charter School
    38136-b 35th St. E.
    PalmdaleCA 93550
    (661)265-8908

    Grades: NS | n/a students
  • Yorba LindaLa Entrada High SchoolAlternative School
    Charter School
    4999 Casa Loma Ave
    Yorba LindaCA 92886
    (714)986-7026

    Grades: 9-12 | 73 students
  • RamonaRamona Community MontessoriAlternative School
    Charter School
    1010 Ramona St.
    RamonaCA 92065
    (760)787-3600

    Grades: KG-6 | 263 students
  • El SobranteHarbour Way Elementary Community DayAlternative School
    Charter School
    1121 Allview Ave
    El SobranteCA 94803
    (510)231-1438

    Grades: KG-8 | 2 students
  • Beaumont21st Century Learning InstituteAlternative School
    Charter School
    939 Michigan Ave.
    BeaumontCA 92223
    (951)769-8424

    Grades: KG-12 | 73 students
  • CerritosAbc Secondary (alternative)Alternative School
    Charter School
    16534 S. Carmenita Rd.
    CerritosCA 90703
    (562)229-7768

    Grades: 7-12 | 64 students
  • RosamondAbraham Lincoln AlternativeAlternative School
    Charter School
    3082 Glendower St.
    RosamondCA 93560
    (661)256-5090

    Grades: KG-12 | 98 students
  • RiversideAbraham Lincoln Continuation High SchoolAlternative School
    Charter School
    4341 Victoria Ave.
    RiversideCA 92507
    (951)788-7371

    Grades: 9-12 | 198 students
  • PowayAbraxas Continuation High SchoolAlternative School
    Charter School
    12450 Glenoak Rd.
    PowayCA 92064
    (858)748-5900

    Grades: 9-12 | 248 students
  • San Jose AcademyAlternative School
    Charter School
    4955 Edenview Dr.
    San JoseCA 95119
    (408)226-2350

    Grades: 5-8 | 6 students
  • Perris Academy Community DayAlternative School
    Charter School
    515 E. Seventh St.
    PerrisCA 92570
    (951)657-2174

    Grades: 7-12 | 41 students
  • ChicoAcademy For ChangeAlternative School
    Charter School
    290 E. Ave.
    ChicoCA 95926
    (530)891-3092

    Grades: 7-12 | 14 students
  • San FranciscoAcademy Of Arts And SciencesAlternative School
    Charter School
    555 Portola Dr.
    San FranciscoCA 94131
    (415)695-5700

    Grades: 9-12 | 318 students
  • FortunaAcademy Of RedwoodsAlternative School
    Charter School
    7351 Tompkins Hill Rd.
    FortunaCA 95540
    (707)476-4203

    Grades: 9-12 | 178 students
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