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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 Summary
Information on program purpose, services, outcomes, funding, students served, and results.

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.

Checklist: Preparing an Application for a New School
A checklist that helps new alternative school 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.

Annual Report

Annual Evaluation Report Guidelines
Guidelines to assist educators responsible for submitting the required annual evaluation report on alternative schools and programs of choice.

Waivers

Instructions for Preparing a Waiver Request
Guidelines and instructions for preparing 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.

Questions: Dan Sackheim | dsackhei@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-5595 
Last Reviewed: Thursday, October 15, 2015

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