Welcome to Shasta County Office of Education's Alternative Education programs.
Shasta County Office of Education Alternative Education serves students in two settings: community schools and court schools. The Educational programs are provided in three community schools and three court schools.
Community schools serve not only wards of the court but also work with expelled students, homeless students, students living in group homes or foster care, students with attendance and/or behavior problems (SARB), or students who are sent to us through the IEP process. These programs are non-residential.
Court schools serve youth who are wards of the court. These programs are very restrictive with boundaries that are clearly delineated by Juvenile Probation. Richard B. Eaton School (formerly known as Juvenile Hall School) is housed in secure facilities and are supervised by probation staff. Phoenix students either reside at home with parents, or in Juvenile Hall, depending on probationary constraints. The number of days of classroom instruction has recently been increased to 240 to extend learning time.
Our Independent Study program serves students who might not be in school if not for this program. This program serves students who care for aging parents, need to work, are new parents themselves, or simply need a different academic environment to succeed.
Please contact us with any questions you may have.