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About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2019—20)
Last updated: 1/24/2020
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2019—20)
Options for Youth is a voluntary academic recovery program using a blended format that is specifically tailored for at-risk students. Students, teachers, and parents work collaboratively to develop an individual learning plan for each student based on the student’s needs and goals.
The unique features of the program include: Open Entry—Students may enroll on a needs basis any day of the year without the delay of waiting for a class or semester to start. Continuous Learning—OFY operates year round thus minimizing interruptions to the learning process. Flexible Self-Paced Rate of Learning—Students set their own pace for learning, with a minimum amount of work required each month. Small Group Instruction—Classes are offered in Mathematics, Language Arts, Biology, Physics and basic skills for students who are below grade level or who need additional support. The number of students is limited to ensure adequate personal attention from the instructor. Online Instruction—There are 43 different courses online. These courses assist the student with subject matter through various methods of teaching; including tutorials, instant feedback, videos, and interactive assignments.
Options for Youth-Victor Valley provides an alternative educational option for students have experienced academic challenges and often have skill gaps due to academic and non-academic issues. OFY–VV partners with students and parents to increase options students have upon graduation. Whether they choose post- secondary learning or choose to enter the professional job market. OFY-VV gives students resources and confidence to empower them, to achieve their dreams and reach their full potential. Our teachers and program support the academic, social and emotional needs of all students. This support enables students to become, self-motivated, competent and lifelong learners. Our program provides social emotional learning opportunities for all our students and provides both academic and post -secondary advisement .These opportunities allow students to gain insight into themselves, resolve new challenges and understand the significance of self advocacy, leadership and influence. Educated students learn to think critically, ask questions, and apply their knowledge to life’s challenges. We recognize the trend that youth in high-risk situations tend to experience school problems, social difficulties, and mental health issues at higher rates than students not living in high-risk situations and often require increasing frequencies of specialized attention in order to progress. OFY-VV takes many approaches to educating these students, but central to them all is our belief in the benefits of intensive one-on-one relationships. The school creates an intimate, nurturing environment in which students can achieve personal, academic, and vocational success.
Our school believes the following academic skills are necessary to contribute meaningfully to society:
- Read and analyze grade-level text
- Communicate with different audiences using oral and written language
- Use math to solve everyday problems
- Understand the scientific method, and how science impacts daily life
- Take the initiative and be self-directed
- Adapts to and is flexible toward new situations
- Shows leadership and takes responsibility
Our educational model provides an alternate path to academic excellence and overall success for those students who have unique needs that have not met with solutions in their previous school environments. Our student population has unique academic and non-academic needs. The school meets the needs of the students in the community by:
- Identifying students who are disconnected,or in need of additional support
- Addressing skill gaps with personalized, one-on-one academic support
- Providing opportunities for recovery and re-engagement through the regular and summer school programs, sports and experiential learning trips
- Reinforcing academic and personal growth, ultimately leading to increased district graduation rates
We have a very diverse student population, which includes minority students, homeless students, migrant students, students with disabilities, LGBTQ students and English Learners. It is imperative to give all students a support network through social-emotional learning. The system of personalized learning between the teacher and student makes it possible for students struggling with different issues that make completing schoolwork or getting to school a struggle, working with their teachers and support staff to design effective interventions. The one-on-one interactions between teachers and students enables interventions to be implemented as problems arise, ensuring minimal disruption to student goals. Our staff and administrators consult with local government, health, and charitable entities to help ensure that each student receives all necessary economic, social, and emotional support for learning.
OFY-VV’s have well-qualified teachers trained in effective instructional strategies and supported by knowledgeable administrators and staff members.
- Positive reinforcement of incremental student behavior improvements
- Support with transportation
- Reading, English and math support with interventionists
- Meetings with school psychologists
- Collaborative meetings between teachers, support staff, parents, and students
The school's mission is to create an educational choice for all students. Our staff connects with students to empower and inspire them to achieve their goals and make their dreams a reality. The core values of OFY are mutual trust, mutual respect, integrity, compassion and resilience.
Last updated: 1/24/2020
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2018—19)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/23/2020
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2018—19)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||14.80 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||4.70 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||37.10 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.20 %|
|Two or More Races||6.30 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||83.10 %|
|English Learners||6.20 %|
|Students with Disabilities||8.50 %|
|Foster Youth||0.70 %|