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Alternative Education

teacher and high school students

Welcome to the Alternative Education Programs of the Monterey County Office of Education. We are committed to meeting the needs of the students we serve.

"This institution is an equal opportunity provider."
"Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades."

Mission Statement

The mission of the Alternative Education Program of the Monterey County Office of Education is to prepare our students for future success by providing a supportive school environment that focuses on increasing academic and pro-social behaviors and skills, while providing functional life skills instruction. We respect and value the unique contributions of each of our students and our role in assisting them in becoming responsible, stable, and contributing members of society.

Strategic Priorities

The Alternative Education Programs mission is deliberately and fully aligned to the Strategic Priorities of the Monterey County Office of Education:

Fusing together services to support students towards success.

The infographic offers a representation of the services that surround and support students towards academic success. If this is going to be considered decorative, it needs to be spelled out more in the description below.

At the center is our student, surrounded by five focus areas: Instruction, Enrichment, Leadership, Family, and Support. Through stakeholder meetings, areas of goals, outcomes, and actions were further expanded to create a comprehensive network of support to help students attain success in each step of their educational journey.


The Alternative Education Programs of the Monterey County Office of Education do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, enrollment of students, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our student programs, parent groups, staff, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.