Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

County Community Schools - CalEdFacts

This content is part of California Department of Education's information and media guide about education in the State of California. For similar information on other topics, visit the full CalEdFacts.

The purpose of county community schools is to provide an education to students who are expelled from their regular schools, referred by a School Attendance Review Board or by probation, on probation or parole and not attending any school, homeless, or enrolled at the request of the student’s parent or guardian.

County community schools’ educational programs are characteristically student-centered and adapted to meet individual needs. A minimum day’s program is 240 minutes. Students are provided with learning opportunities in academic skills, independent life skills, positive self-concepts, and effective relationships with others. Although students may graduate from county community schools, the programs are designed to help students transition to appropriate educational, training, or employment settings after their attendance in the county community school. The county office of education, community, and receiving school districts are frequently involved in program planning and transition services.

Questions: Yvonne Evans | yevans@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-2562 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Recently Posted in Educational Options
  • Independent Study Notice Pertaining to AB 130 (added 21-Jul-2021)
    Independent Study Notice Pertaining to Assembly Bill 130 and Alternative Schools and Programs of Choice.
  • Independent Study Listserv (added 13-Jul-2021)
    Join the Independent Study listserv to receive program information, including legislative updates, technical assistance and guidance opportunities, resources, and other pertinent materials.
  • Magnet Programs and Schools Listserv (added 13-Jul-2021)
    Join the Magnet Programs and Schools listserv to receive information, resources, and other relevant materials.
  • DOC Frequently Asked Questions (added 25-Jun-2021)
    Answers to frequently asked questions about the District of Choice (DOC) program.