Merced County Office of Education

  College & Career

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Holly Newlon

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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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EMPOWER
The EMPOWER Program provides educational assistance and job training to help out-of-school youth ages 18-24 succeed in school, then transition to college and/or a 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 placed in state licensed group homes and foster homes to improve academic achievement.


 

 

Phoenix Project Program Services

Personalized Career Action Plan                         Assistance with GED/High School Diploma           College – Including Financial Aid                           One-on-one mentoring                                         Vocational Training                                                 Support Services                                                  ​ Free Tutoring  ​


 

Homeless Youth Education​ is to provide recent information about Merced County’s homeless youth population, so that service ​providers can better understand the demographics, circumstances, and needs of this challenged population

                                                       
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Assistant Superintendent Holly NewlonHolly Newlon
Director