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ALTERNATIVE, COMMUNITY, AND CORRECTIONAL SCHOOLS AND SERVICES (ACCESS)
We collaborate with local school districts to provide a continuum of services and interventions through our alternative education option for students. Our ACCESS programs primarily serve K-12 at-risk students throughout Orange County. Substitutes are needed for the following schools/programs:
- Community Schools provide year-round education for students.
- Day Schools for students in 7th-12th grades. Students attend schools daily, Monday through Friday, in a classroom setting.
- Independent Study/Contract Learning for students in 9th – 12th grades. Students meet with their teacher a minimum of 60 minutes a week and are required to complete 20 hours of homework weekly.
- Youth Correctional Education Schools provide year-round education for adjudicated students. Students attend school daily, Monday through Friday, in a classroom setting.
- Adult Correctional Education Programs provide year-round education for adults seeking to complete their high school diploma in specialized settings.
- Sunburst Youth Academy National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program: a voluntary 17-month program for students ages 16-18. Students attend school daily, Monday through Friday, in a classroom setting.
- Skyview: a K-8th grade alternative education located that primarily serves at-risk youth.
- College and Career Preparatory Academy (CCPA): a charter school year-round independent study program for students ages 18-25 seeking to complete their high school requirements. Students meet one-on-one with their teacher for a minimum of 60 minutes per week and are required to complete 20 hours of homework weekly.
OCDE Special Education Division provides special education programs for students referred by their school district when they are unable to meet their student's unique needs. OCDE serves students from ages 3-22 years with a variety of disabilities. Substitutes are needed for the following schools/programs:
- Students with significant disabilities: The special classes for students with the most significant disabilities serve students whose primary disabilities include severe to profound cognitive and or/physical disabilities, as well as students who manifest severe language and behavioral disabilities.
- OCDE offers training to substitutes on addressing the needs of pupils with serious behavior problems. This training emphasizes the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports and includes de-escalation techniques.
- Dual Diagnosed: This program serves students who have cognitive disabilities and may also have mental health issues. In addition to curriculum aligned to state standards, students also work on building social emotional regulations skills and work based learning.
- Adult Transition Programs: These programs prepare students with disabilities for the future. Programs are located on the campuses of Golden West College and Saddleback College. Each program emphasizes student independence, choice making, individualized work environments, communication skills, money skills, integration with the college population and transition to integrated work.
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program: OCDE provides access to quality education in a regional setting for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) at the middle school, high school, and adult transition level. Our DHH Program utilizes a total communication approach that employs Conceptually Accurate Signed English (CASE) as the primary signing system with the support of American Sign Language (ASL).