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Alternative Schools & Programs of Choice

Provides different means of attaining the objectives of regular education and meeting students' needs; voluntary for districts, teachers, students, and their parents.

Program Information

Alternative Schools and Programs of Choice Summary
Information on program purpose, services, outcomes, funding, students served, and results.

Checklist: Preparing an Application for a New School
A checklist that helps new alternative schools of choice prepare for application review.

Examples of Alternative Schools and Programs of Choice
Examples and links to common types of alternative schools and programs of choice.

Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about alternative schools and programs of choice.

Guidelines for Annual Evaluations and Reports
Guidelines to assist educators responsible for evaluating alternative schools and programs of choice.

Waivers

Instructions for Preparing a Waiver Request
Guidelines and instructions for the preparation of a waiver request for Alternative Schools and Programs of Choice pursuant to California Education Code Section 58509.

Waiver Request Form (DOC)
Alternative Schools and Programs of Choice Waiver Request form.

Resources

Alternative Schools and Programs of Choice - CalEdFacts
Part of California Department of Education's information and media guide about education in the State of California.

Questions: Dan Sackheim | dsackhei@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-5595 
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