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CARE Intervention Program to Expand

Ten CARE Classes in 2018–19 for Sites Across Sacramento County

Students in science classroom using scale

Due to increased demand, the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is expanding an innovative intervention program to additional school sites for the 2018–19 school year. The CARE (Community Action for Responsive Education) Intervention Program serves students in grades 7–12, aiming to decrease the high school dropout rate and improve student academic outcomes.

CARE Intervention Program Sites


  • Center High School (Center Joint Unified)
  • Encina Preparatory High School (San Juan Unified)
  • Foothill High School (Twin Rivers Unified)
  • Harriet G. Eddy Middle School (Elk Grove Unified)
  • Laguna Creek High School (Elk Grove Unified)
  • Sutter Middle School (Folsom Cordova Unified)
  • W. E. Mitchell Middle School (Folsom Cordova Unified)
  • Wilson C. Riles Middle School (Center Joint Unified)

2018–19 Additions

  • Additional class at W. E. Mitchell Middle School (Folsom Cordova Unified)
  • Folsom Middle School (Folsom Cordova Unified)

CARE classes offer a small, self-contained setting with individual student attention as part of the school's intervention system. Students are included in the school’s elective and physical education courses, and can participate in extracurricular activities including athletics. CARE teachers are hired, paid, and evaluated by SCOE and use the school district's adopted curriculum and course of study.

An internal analysis by SCOE’s Student Assessment and Program Accountability (C-SAPA) Department showed overall positive changes in CARE student attendance for 2016–17 and significant improvements in average grades—an increase of one full grade in all subject areas assessed. The analysis also showed a decrease in suspension rates and high levels of satisfaction from students and parents.

For more information about the CARE Intervention Program, e-mail or phone Director Chris Aland: (916) 228-2446.