County Community Schools

County community schools are operated by LACOE in response to school district needs, and serve students from the surrounding area who would normally attend local schools. They provide an educational placement for students who are expelled from their regular schools, are on probation, are homeless or face other issues that put them at high risk of dropping out. Parents or guardians also may request that their child attend a county community school.

These programs help promote community safety by providing structured educational activities for at-risk youth, including after-school programs — keeping students positively engaged during the peak hours when juvenile crime may occur.

County community schools offer:
  • fully accredited academic curriculum that can lead to a high school diploma
  • at least 240 minutes of instruction daily, allowing students to earn extra credits toward graduation
  • low student-to-teacher ratio
  • individualized learning plans that set academic and behavior goals
  • preparation for standardized tests
  • structured after-school activities
  • community partnerships for enrichment and employment opportunities
LACOE currently operates 8 community schools countywide:
  • Bermudez (Pico Rivera)
  • Boys Republic (Monrovia)
  • El Monte
  • Mission Academy (Pomona)
  • Mujeres y Hombres Nobles (Monterey Park)
  • Jonas Salk (Hawthorne)
  • Tri-Community (Compton)
  • Visions Learning Center (Whittier)
Learn more about County Community Schools from the California Department of Education by clicking here.