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The Santa Clara County of Education (SCCOE) is Committed to serving, inspiring, and promoting student and public school success.
Strategic campaigns to raise awareness of the overall benefits of education
Meeting the emerging needs of the community by providing leadership and support for children, schools, and the greater community.
A premier service organization.
Fostering respectful, supportive, and inclusive work environments within and across branches, departments, clusters, and sites.
The Alternative Education Department provides educational programs for students under court supervision, and who are expelled or who are deficient in credits and have experienced challenges in matriculation in the traditional school settings.
Our vision is to be "models of excellence in student learning and well-being" we are committed to instruct, inspire and support our students by providing opportunities for them to discover their potential, develop their character, and maximize learning so they may become independent, life-long learners and productive citizens.
Our students will learn in a personalized environment that fosters human dignity and promotes academic, social, emotional and personal success.
The Alternative Education Department (AED) provides educational services for students who have been unsuccessful in other educational settings for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to: social, emotional, economic, and legal issues. The Alternative Education Department serves at-risk and incarcerated youth in two types of settings: (1) Juvenile Probation Department facilities – Juvenile Hall, Ranch facilities, and Alternative Collaborative Programs; and (2) Community Schools serving students released from their home districts. AED emphasizes improving students' literacy, numeracy and social skills. AED also provides opportunities for preparation for future employment through job development, Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses and the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET). All students participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Our Course of Studies in the core subject areas address the California Academic Content Standards, and students actively earn credits toward graduation.
Santa Clara County Office of Education Alternative Education Department is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is committed to providing an educational environment that promotes the development of literacy, 21st century skills, resiliency and appropriate social skills that will help our students to have a successful life.
If you attended an Alternative School with the Santa Clara County Office of Education and would like a copy of your transcript or high school diploma (attended 2001 to present), you may contact Norma Bayless, Transition Coordinator at (408) 573-3214.
If you attended an Alternative School prior to July 1, 2004, please email Norma Bayless: