Senior Extension Program (SEP)

Senior Extension: A Pathway to Success

Many high school students have unstable living arrangements, children to care for, and/or job requirements. Even though the students want to complete their high school education, they are at risk of not graduating because of these other responsibilities.

To meet the needs of these individuals, the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) utilizes local school district partnerships and referrals to offer the Senior Extension Program (SEP). Young adults, ages 17–21, who need a very flexible model may enroll, and the program is tailored for each student’s specific needs. Each of SCOE’s Community School sites serves as a hub for SEP.

Class Scheduling Options

  • Modified class schedule and/or independent study with designated time slots (M–F, 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.) for access to teachers, counselors, probation, transition specialist, and career technical education
  • Home visits for those with transportation and childcare issues

The Senior Extension Program allows students to extend the amount of time they can remain in high school, with the goal of increasing graduation rates. Additionally, with a more personalized approach and staff to address their individual needs, students are more likely to complete high school and transition to college, military service, or the workforce.

Senior Extension Program Sites

  • Cordova Lane
  • Elinor Lincoln Hickey Jr./Sr. High School
  • Gerber Jr./Sr. High School
  • North Area Community School

Services Offered

  • Contracted learning with a flexible schedule
  • Home visits
  • High school diploma and GED/HiSET
  • Workplace visits
  • Job readiness and career exploration
  • College preparation
  • Public transportation
  • Academic and career counseling
  • Anger management, AOD, and family/trauma counseling
  • Homeless services and transition to independent living
  • Childbirth and parenting resources
  • Access to probation and community service