Student Programs and Services has a variety of instructional resources to enable students to become articulate speakers, responsive listeners, skillful readers and writers, and resourceful problem solvers.
Our goal is to support high-quality instruction that prepares and supports students to excel as 21st-century learners, inclusive of technology resources aligned to Common Core State Standards. We strive to support students to be prepared for success in college, career, and community.
Examples of available Student Programs and Services curriculum:
The Character-Based Literacy (CBL) Program helps students build their literary skills through exposure to literature and access to real books, and is available at all ACOE court, community, and alternative schools. This program provides standards-based English/Language Arts instruction while emphasizing socially appropriate values and behaviors. The program is led by Steve Johnson, Director of Character Education, through the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Odysseyware is a comprehensive online curriculum available in core content areas (English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Science/History) for court, community, and alternative schools. It provides the foundation for instruction and is intended to ensure that all students master the California Common Core State Standards. Odesseyware addresses the needs of students working at or near grade level as well as those who need to work towards credit recovery. It includes universal access features to support English learners as well as personalized educational acceleration pathway options as described in the Common Core Standards Framework.