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Alternative, Communit​y, and Correctional Education Schools and Services (ACCESS)


​​ACCESS is a public, WASC accredited educational program offering a variety of unique school options serving students throughout Orange County from Transitional Kindergarten (TK) to adults seeking to complete their high school education. Our program is committed to the education of the whole student through the use of  Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). This approach is designed to meet the academic and socio-emotional needs of our students to prepare them for successful transitions to college and career.  ACCESS is proud to collaborate with our local school districts as a continuum of services and intervention made possible through our alternate educational option for students.

In ACCESS, our goal is to do the following:

  • ​​​Provide students with a caring, safe, and successful learning environment designed to develop lifelong skills, and instill a voice that leads to positive transformation.
  • Incorporate a technology-rich environment that stimulates meaningful dialogue and offers the application of real-life skills, including CTE opportunities.
  • Support the whole child in building confidence through an engaging, rigorous, individualized academic program that includes a variety of co-curricular activities and wrap-around services that promote personal growth.
  • Value our dedicated faculty, families, community, and partners who make a difference for students by creating pathways for future success.
  • Commit to a high level of student engagement and attendance, increased academic achievement, and positive collaborative behaviors that promote student productive citizenship and college, career and life readiness.

​ACCESS recognizes and believes everyone can learn.

We offer multiple instructional learning environments to help students find their personal path in education and provide individualized, targeted, and differentiated instruction with standards-based curriculum and assessments.

We provide a variety of programs to support students:
  • ​Classes with low student to teacher ratios
  • Online learning
  • Blended learning​
  • Independent study
  • Home-based education
  • Credit recovery
  • Reentry programs

​ACCESS Teachers

Our teachers are credentialed and receive ongoing professional development in  research-based educational and instructional practices. Our staff have high expectations, build strong connections, and are committed to individual student success.

In addition, the following services are available to our students and families as needed:
  • Special Education
  • School Counselors
  • Title I Supplemental Academic Support
  • Title III English Language Development
  • Foster Youth Services
  • Homeless Youth Services

​​ACCESS prepares students for global citizenship. Individual student goals are supported by highly-trained staff who specialize in facilitating successful transitions to multiple pathways, including return to district, high school diploma, and college and career readiness.

Alternative Education Office
Phone: (714) 245-6402​