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Article 7 Alternative Education And Work Centers For School Dropouts   

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A school district participating in a program established pursuant to this chapter may also establish an alternative education and work center for school dropouts. An alternative education and work center may be established at a continuation high school or adult school, or the district may contract with a private nonprofit community-based organization to provide the center. An alternative education and work center shall do all of the following:

(a) Teach basic academic skills, with emphasis on the improvement of student motivation for achievement in order to obtain employment or return to the regular high school.

(b) Operate on a clinical, client-centered basis, including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) Diagnosis of educational abilities.

(2) Determination and setting of individual goals.

(3) Prescribing and providing individual courses of instruction.

(4) Evaluating each pupil's progress in his or her educational program.

(c) Provide programs to include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(1) A combination of classroom instruction and on-the job training.

(2) Instruction in practical work values and specific vocational skills that reflect labor market demand.

(3) A strong partnership with labor, business, and industry.

(4) Career counseling and placement services.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 643, Sec. 1.)