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Career & Alternative Education

  Career & Alternative Education

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Holly Newlon

​   Assistant Superintendent


The Career and Alternative Education (CAE) Department operates schools and programs in service to students and school districts.


Merced Scholars Charter School (MSCS)​ Provides middle and high school students a non-classroom based, personalized learning model of education.

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Regional Occupational Program (ROP)​ Provides career-technical training courses and services to high school and adult students. 

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Valley Community and Court Schools​​
Provides a comprehensive education program for at risk K-12 students who learn best in alternative programs.

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Prepares students for college and career.

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California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP)​
Improves the flow of information about postsecondary education/financial aid, and raises achievement levels of targeted students through collegiate academies established on high school campuses.



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Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program
Assist students, ages 4-21, who are places in state licensed group homes and foster homes to improve academic achievement.

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