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Student Services Division., Community School-South

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Student Services Division., Community School-South

San Mateo County Office of Education

Offers an alternative educational program for youth age 14-18 who are not attending school or who are experiencing difficulty in school.


Offers an alternative educational program, one of three in the county, for youth age 14-18, who are referred by the San Mateo County Probation Department, school district or SARB (School Attendance Review Board). Program participants are youths who have been expelled from school or are not attending school, or are making little or no progress toward obtaining a high school diploma. An individually planned program is designed for each pupil, including standards-based instruction, vocational exploration, goal setting, job searching and development of vocational and social skills. Staff include bilingual (English/Spanish) speakers.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops within 1 block.
2031 Pulgase Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 37.4612436 -122.1307218 Human Services

Service Options

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Ramp





Youth, age 14-18, with unsuccessful school experience


San Mateo County resident, age 14-18, expelled from school, referred by School Attendance Review Board (SARB), district expulsion or probation-referred

How to Apply:

Contact probation officer or school district for referral, or community school administration directly for entry information.

Service Wait Estimate:

Screening and notification within 1-2 weeks.

Service Areas:

  • East Palo Alto
  • Menlo Park
  • Redwood City