San Leandro

Unified School District

SAN LEANDRO USD

835 E. 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: 510-667-3500
Fax: 510-667-6234
Email: communications@slusd.us

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Alternative Education Programs

Welcome to Alternative Programs at San Leandro Unified School District. We are pleased to provide programs, services, and resources to students and families in alternative settings. Alternative education programs offer different structures and accommodate different student needs, interests, and learning styles. We respect and value the unique contributions of each of our students and our role in assisting them in becoming responsible and college-career ready graduates. Referral to an alternative education program begins at the school site with the request of a Student Study Team and requires site administrative approval. For any questions about alternative programs, please visit your school site or contact the Director of Prevention and Intervention Services.

Types of Programs

Independent Study

This is an alternative program that provides a regular district approved curriculum in a flexible work at home approach. The program provides all graduation requirements and diplomas are issued by the student’s school of residence. Students enrolled in this program must meet with teacher as arranged in the learning contract minimally one time a week. Students are responsible to complete their assignments independently each week for each subject enrolled.

Independent Study- Short Term (Grades K-12)

Independent Study Contracts are given for short term Independent Study for students who are going to be out for five (5) consecutive school days or more (no more than 20) and must be approved by school site principal. Staff development or holidays do not count as “school days.” Student work is returned the day the student returns to school, as noted in the contract date. There is no makeup time allowed. Class presentation may be scheduled after the return date, but teachers must feel that the work was completed upon return to school in order to grant ADA credit.

Lincoln Alternative Education Center

This alternative program offers a support system that allows students who are not on track for graduation to experience educational success in a smaller more structured learning environment. Lincoln High emphasizes individual learning plans, occupational opportunities, standards-based core class instruction, and online credit recovery. All students have a counselor as well as access to Behavioral Health counselors.

Home and Hospital Instruction

Students who may be temporarily disabled by accident of physical, mental, or emotional illness, which makes school attendance impossible or inadvisable, may receive individual instruction at home in a hospital or residential health facility within the district. This instruction applies to students incurring a physical, mental, or emotional disability after which they can reasonably be expected to return to regular day classes or an alternative education program without special intervention. Students may be given one (1) to five (5) hours of instruction from an instructor who works with the student’s home school.

  • IF YOUR STUDENT HAS AN IEP, A CHANGE OF PLACEMENT MEETING MUST BE HELD AND THE TEAM AGREE THAT HOME/HOSPITAL INSTRUCTION IS THE BEST INSTRUCTIONAL SETTING FOR YOUR STUDENT. A COPY OF THE IEP AND MEETING NOTES MUST ACCOMPANY THE APPLICATION.
  • A NEW APPLICATION IS REQUIRED EACH SCHOOL YEAR. PLEASE REMEMBER THIS IS FOR STUDENTS WITH TEMPORARY ILLNESSES OR INJURIES.