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Alternative Programs

district's alternative programs

Alternative Education is designed to meet the needs of at-risk students who are not succeeding in the traditional high school setting. In addition, alternative education is designed to help serve the social and emotional needs of our students. Students are provided with a variety of options that can lead to graduation and are supported by services essential to success. While each of San Mateo Union High School District’s alternative education programs are unique, alternative education types include, but are not limited to, the following: alternative classrooms, online learning, college dual enrollment, school-within-a-school programming, separate alternative schools, last-chance schools for students who have academic needs and SAn Mateo Adult and Career Education (Adult School). Just as there are many types and settings for alternative schools, there are many delivery models based on the programs’ philosophy and the needs of the students they serve.