LACOE provides specialized instruction and community-based programs for youth who may not be well-served by traditional schools - this includes juvenile offenders, expelled and truant students, and those at risk of dropping out. Our focus is on creating supportive learning environments where all students can achieve academic, behavior and career goals.

County community schools are operated by LACOE in response to school district needs, and they 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 experiencing homelessness or face other issues that affect their ability to succeed in school. 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-promise 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 7 community schools countywide:
  • Bermudez (Pico Rivera)
  • Boys Republic (Monrovia)
  • El Monte
  • Mujeres y Hombres Nobles (Monterey Park)
  • Jonas Salk (Hawthorne)
  • Tri-Community (Compton)
  • Visions Learning Center (Whittier)

Learn more about County Community Schools on the California Department of Education's website (link to CDE website).

Independent study is an alternative to classroom instruction consistent with a local education agency's (LEA or district) course of study and aligned with State content standards.

This can be an important option for students who cannot access other education options because of work or family obligations. Students meet at least one hour per week with a teacher for tutoring, counseling and instruction. Additionally, student work at home on an individualized plan tailored to meet academic needs and career goals.

Learn more about the California Department of Education's requirements and options to puruse an independent study (link to CDE website).

California’s public school funding system requires education agencies to engage stakeholders in developing a plan for how it will use revenue to support student achievement.

Learn more about the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) for LACOE-operated schools (link).

Learn more about how LACOE supports districts and charter schools in Los Angeles County develop and submit their LCAPs (link).


PAU: Principal's Administrative Unit
CCS IS: County Community School Independent Study
IS: Independent Study

9300 Imperial Hwy., Downey, CA 90242
Ph. (562) 803-8312
Fax (562) 469-4354

6621 N. Stephens Ranch Rd., La Verne, CA 91750
Ph. (909) 593-4926
Fax (562) 469-4356

Sarrategui, Susan - Principal

Davis, Dena - Assistant Principal

Flores, Rose - School Administrative Secretary

Afflerbaugh-Paige Camp School

6621 N. Stephens Ranch Rd., La Verne, CA 91750
Ph. (909) 593-4926

Glenn Rockey Camp School

1900 N. Sycamore Canyon Rd., San Dimas, CA 91773
Ph. (909) 599-8435

16350 Filbert St., Sylmar, CA 91342
Ph. (818) 367-5941
Fax (562) 469-4355

Whitaker, Bridget - Principal

Amaya, Robert - School Administrative Secretary

3851 W. Temple Ave., Pomona, CA 91768
Ph. (909) 839-2320
Fax (562) 469-4375

Merritt Paul, Ginger - Principal

West, Bryan - Assistant Principal

Wallace, William - Assistant Principal

Hinkson, Nathalie - School Administrative Secretary

5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032
Ph. (323) 343-2550
Fax (562) 469-4379

Vartanian, Tina - Principal

Freitag, Susan - Assistant Principal

Abruzzo, Nicholas - Assistant Principal

Garcia, Mona - School Admin. Secretary

7285 East Quill Dr., Downey, CA. 90242
Ph. (562) 469-4988
Fax (562) 940-8729

Carranza, Ruben - Interim Principal

Yang, Chien-Yi - Assistant Principal

Robertson, Mattie - Limited Term Assistant Principal

Sharp, Glenda - School Administrative Secretary


    Dorothy Kirby School

1500 S. McDonnell Ave., Commerce, CA 90040
Ph. (323) 263-5106

1260 S. Monterey Pass Rd., Monterey Park, CA 91754
Ph. (323) 262-2263
Fax (562) 469-4381

Gonzalez-Pacheco, Adrian - Principal

Nwanze, Constance- Assistant Principal

Garcia, Maria D - School Administrative Secretary

Gomez, Sandra E. - Sr. School Clerk

Mujeres y Hombres Nobles CCS/IS

1260 S. Monterey Pass Rd.
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Ph. (323) 262-2263

La Brea IS

14600 Cerise Avenue
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Ph. (310) 677-7257

Boys Republic of Monrovia CCS

128 E. Palm Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
Ph. (626) 357-6249

Jonas Salk CCS

14600 Cerise Ave.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Ph. (310) 970-9910

427 S. Encinal Canyon Road, Malibu, CA 90265
Ph. (818) 879-6111
Fax (562) 469-4380

Whitaker, Bridget - Principal

Amaya, Robert - School Administrative Secretary


Education Programs
(562) 803-8312

Dr. Diana Velasquez