A look at past year achievements for Orange County alternative education

OCDE’s Alternative, Community and Correctional Schools and Services division, or ACCESS, has released a list of highlights from the 2014-15 school year, and it’s impressive.

Here are just a few of the division’s numbers:

  • Number of English learners redesigned as English-fluent: 169
  • Number of students to pass the California High School Exit Exam: 1,283
  • Number of ACCESS high school graduates: 962
  • Number of students to pass the high school equivalency tests, GED or HiSet: 77
  • Number of students that passed the California High School Proficiency Exam: 22

ACCESS graduatesThe ACCESS student population is unique in that it encompasses a wide range of youth, including students in group homes or incarcerated in institutions, students on probation or homeless, students who are parents or working full-time, students participating in a home schooling program, and students who are referred by local school districts.

With more than 75 sites throughout the county, the ACCESS program offers year-round educational options and services to students. ACCESS students improve both their learning skills and their test scores while earning credits toward graduation.

For more information visit the Orange County Department of Education ACCESS web page here.