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  • There are 1,183 alternative public schools in California, serving 149,808 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
  • Beaumont21st Century Learning InstituteAlternative School
    Po Box 187
    BeaumontCA 92223
    (951)769-8424

    Grades: KG-12 | 99 students
  • CerritosAbc Secondary (alternative)Alternative School
    16534 S. Carmenita Rd.
    CerritosCA 90703
    (562)229-7768

    Grades: 7-12 | 96 students
  • RosamondAbraham Lincoln AlternativeAlternative School
    Po Drawer Cc
    RosamondCA 93560
    (661)256-5090

    Grades: KG-12 | 77 students
  • RiversideAbraham Lincoln Continuation High SchoolAlternative School
    4341 Victoria Ave.
    RiversideCA 92507
    (951)788-7371

    Grades: 9-12 | 250 students
  • PowayAbraxas Continuation High SchoolAlternative School
    12450 Glenoak Rd.
    PowayCA 92064
    (858)748-5900

    Grades: 12 | 228 students
  • San JoseThe AcademyAlternative School
    6578 Santa Teresa Blvd.
    San JoseCA 95119
    (408)226-2350

    Grades: 5-8 | 14 students
  • PerrisThe Academy Community DayAlternative School
    515 E. Seventh St.
    PerrisCA 92570
    (951)657-2174

    Grades: 7-12 | 64 students
  • ChicoAcademy For ChangeAlternative School
    290 E. Ave.
    ChicoCA 95926
    (530)891-3092

    Grades: 7-12 | 25 students
  • San FranciscoAcademy Of Arts And SciencesAlternative School
    555 Portola Dr.
    San FranciscoCA 94131
    (415)695-5700

    Grades: 9-12 | 325 students
  • FortunaAcademy Of The RedwoodsAlternative School
    379 12th Streeet
    FortunaCA 95540
    (707)476-4203

    Grades: 9-12 | 174 students
  • Walnut CreekAcalanes Center For Independent StudyAlternative School
    1963 Tice Valley Blvd.
    Walnut CreekCA 94595
    (925)280-3945

    Grades: 9-12 | 31 students
  • Costa MesaAccess County CommunityAlternative School
    Po Box 9050
    Costa MesaCA 92628
    (714)966-4485

    Grades: KG-12 | 2747 students
  • Costa MesaAccess Juvenile HallAlternative School
    Po Box 9050
    Costa MesaCA 92628
    (714)647-2592

    Grades: KG-12 | 509 students
  • San JoseAdelante Dual Language AcademyAlternative School
    2999 Ridgemont Dr.
    San JoseCA 95127
    (408)928-1900

    Grades: KG-8 | 562 students
  • RosevilleAdelante High (Continuation School)Alternative School
    350 Atlantic St.
    RosevilleCA 95678
    (916)782-3155

    Grades: 9-12 | 119 students
  • Kettleman CityAdelante High SchoolAlternative School
    Po Box 149
    Kettleman CityCA 93239
    (559)386-9081

    Grades: 9-12 | 1 students
  • RiverbankAdelante High SchoolAlternative School
    6801 Seventh St.
    RiverbankCA 95367
    (209)869-2383

    Grades: 10-12 | 61 students
  • DowneyAfflerbaugh-paige Camp High SchoolAlternative School
    9300 Imperial Hwy.
    DowneyCA 90242
    (909)593-4926

    Grades: 7-12 | 115 students
  • ChatsworthAggeler Community DayAlternative School
    21050 Plummer St.
    ChatsworthCA 91311
    (818)341-1232

    Grades: 7-12 | 91 students
  • OakhurstAhwahnee High SchoolAlternative School
    50200 Rd. 427
    OakhurstCA 93644
    (559)683-4667

    Grades: 9-12 | 16 students
  • HaywardAlameda County CommunityAlternative School
    313 W. Winton Ave.
    HaywardCA 94544
    (510)670-6619

    Grades: KG-12 | 277 students
  • San LeandroAlameda County Juvenile Hall/courtAlternative School
    2500 Fairmont Ave.
    San LeandroCA 94578
    (510)667-7435

    Grades: KG-12 | 167 students
  • AlamedaAlameda Science And Technology Institute High SchoolAlternative School
    Magnet School
    555 Atlantic Ave.
    AlamedaCA 94501
    (510)748-4021

    Grades: 9-12 | 170 students
  • North HillsAlbert Einstein Continuation High SchoolAlternative School
    15938 Tupper St.
    North HillsCA 91343
    (818)892-4367

    Grades: 9-12 | 70 students
  • Yuba CityAlbert Powell Continuation High SchoolAlternative School
    1875 Clark Ave.
    Yuba CityCA 95991
    (530)822-5210

    Grades: 10-12 | 200 students
  • HemetAlessandro High SchoolAlternative School
    831 E. Devonshire Ave.
    HemetCA 92543
    (951)765-5182

    Grades: 9-12 | 480 students
  • ChesterAlmanor High (Continuation School)Alternative School
    Po Box 797
    ChesterCA 96020
    (530)258-2126

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • AlpineAlpine Community DayAlternative School
    2001 Tavern Rd.
    AlpineCA 91901
    (619)445-3245

    Grades: 6-8 | n/a students
  • MarkleevilleAlpine County OpportunityAlternative School
    43 Hawkside Dr.
    MarkleevilleCA 96120
    (530)694-2230

    Grades: 1-12 | 6 students
  • MarkleevilleAlpine County Secondary Community DayAlternative School
    43 Hawkside Dr.
    MarkleevilleCA 96120
    (530)694-9423

    Grades: 7-12 | 1 students
  • WeavervilleAlps View High (Continuation School)Alternative School
    Po Box 1227
    WeavervilleCA 96093
    (530)623-6104

    Grades: 9-12 | 6 students
  • Chula VistaAlta Vista AcademyAlternative School
    730 Medical Center Ct.
    Chula VistaCA 91911
    (619)216-5160

    Grades: 7-12 | 40 students
  • Santa BarbaraAlta Vista Alternative High SchoolAlternative School
    215 E. Ortega St.
    Santa BarbaraCA 93101
    (805)965-1916

    Grades: 9-12 | 148 students
  • Santa BarbaraAlta Vista Alternative Junior High SchoolAlternative School
    215 E. Ortega St.
    Santa BarbaraCA 93101
    (805)965-1916

    Grades: 7-8 | 1 students
  • VistaAlta Vista High (Continuation School)Alternative School
    1234 Arcadia Ave.
    VistaCA 92084
    (760)724-3775

    Grades: 9-12 | 180 students
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