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Atascadero USD |  BP  6182  Instruction

Opportunity School/Class/Program   

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The Board of Trustees recognizes that attendance and behavior problems which develop in the seventh, eighth and ninth grades can have serious detrimental effects and sometimes cause students to drop out of school. In order to provide special attention at this critical time, the Board may maintain an opportunity class/program for students in the seventh, eighth or ninth grades who are insubordinate or disorderly, irregular in attendance or habitual truants.

The opportunity class/program shall strive to resolve student problems so that the students may return to the regular program as soon as practically possible. (Education Code 48630)


The Superintendent or designee may assign students to an opportunity class/program only upon the recommendation of a school committee as required by law. (Education Code 48637.2)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that due process procedures are observed, that the student and parent/guardian are notified prior to the student's assignment, and that a review of the student's progress is conducted at least twice a year while he/she is attending the opportunity class/program.

(cf. 5113 - Absences and Excuses)

(cf. 5147 - Dropout Prevention)

(cf. 6184 - Continuation Education)

Legal Reference:


48630-48641 Opportunity Schools

48643-48644.5 Reimbursement for increasing availability of opportunity classes and programs


adopted: March 7, 2000 Atascadero, California