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Petaluma City Schools |  BP  6182  Instruction

Opportunity School/Class/Program   

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The Board of Education may maintain an opportunity school, class or program to assist students who are, or who are in danger of becoming, insubordinate or disorderly, irregular in attendance, or habitual truants. The purpose of the opportunity school, class or program shall be to help such students resolve their problems in order to be maintained in regular classes or returned to regular classes or schools as soon as practicable.

(cf. 0420.3 - School-Based Student Motivation and Maintenance Program)

(cf. 5113 - Absences and Excuses)

(cf. 5113.1 - Truancy)

(cf. 5131 - Conduct)

(cf. 5144 - Discipline)

(cf. 5144.1- Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)

(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Students with Disabilities))

(cf. 5147 - Dropout Prevention)

(cf. 5149 - At-Risk Students)

(cf. 6181 - Alternative Schools)

(cf. 6184 - Continuation Education)

Students in grades 1 through 12 may be assigned to an opportunity school, class or program in accordance with law.

The opportunity school, class or program shall provide instruction and services designed to meet the needs of enrolled students.

(cf. 1020 - Youth Services)

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

(cf. 6164.5 - Student Study Teams)

Students who have satisfactorily completed the prescribed course of study in the district's opportunity school and have passed the state high school exit examination shall be awarded a diploma.

(cf. 5127 - Graduation Ceremonies and Activities)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6146.11 - Alternative Credits Toward Graduation)

(cf. 6146.5 - Elementary/Middle School Graduation Requirements)

Legal Reference:


48630-48641 Opportunity schools, classes and programs

48643-48644.5 Reimbursement for opportunity school students in grades 7-9

60850-60856 High school exit examination


adopted: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California