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Sacramento County Office of Education Sacramento County Office of Education

Community Schools

​​​Juvenile Court and Community Schools/Alternative Education

Primary Contact​​

Matt Perry, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent
(916) 228-2341

As mandated by the California Education Code, the Sacramento County Board of Education established community schools to provide an alternative educational program for students from various Sacramento County school districts. Districts can refer their at-risk students who have been expelled or display behavioral problems. Community schools can then provide alternative interventions. Students can be referred by SARB (School Attendance Review Board) recommendations, a need for credit recovery, or a referral from the Sacramento County Probation Department. Community schools provide core academics and interventions that are aligned with education standards. In addition, students receive additional support and placement, counseling, and the opportunity for career exploration and Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses.

Senior Extension Program

SCOE's Senior Extension Program aims to re-engage students who are in jeopardy of dropping out of high school—or who have been out of school and want to return to complete their graduation requirements. Students receive personalized education plans through SCOE's community schools, allowing them to earn the credits required for graduation. They receive a combination of independent study and classroom work, allowing them to earn credits while still meeting work and family obligations that would have otherwise prevented them from completing their education. Students are referred to the program by their school district.

SCOE ​​Community Schools

  • Elinor Lincoln Hickey Jr./Sr. High School
  • Natomas Promise
  • North Area Community School
  • Gerber Jr./Sr. High School

Publications and Materials​​


Partners include parents/guardians, community members, community organizations, the Sacramento County Probation Department, and Sacramento County school districts.

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