The Riverside County High School (RCHS) Cal-SAFE (California School Age Families Education) program is a part of the RCOE Community School. RCOE began serving pregnant and parenting teens in 1971, and the Cal-SAFE program became operational in 2000, incorporating elements of the former Pregnant Minors; School Age Parenting and Infant Development; and the Pregnant and Lactating Students programs. Cal-SAFE operates under the direction of the Riverside County Superintendent of Schools.
The goal of the RCHS Cal-SAFE program is to prepare students for college and careers by providing a supportive environment to ensure graduation from high school. The program assists teen parents in the development of self-esteem and confidence while they work toward securing a high school diploma, or passing the High School Equivalency Test (GED or HiSET) or California High School Proficiency Exam. Infant and childcare are provided by the Children and Family Services Department.
The RCHS Cal-SAFE program is a comprehensive and community-linked program that serves students with intensive academic and personal needs. The program provides transition services that include the development of post-secondary goals including parenting skills, self-sufficiency, and career education. Cal-SAFE students are provided additional targeted support services related to school and life-long success. Those services include health screenings and education, child development, and parenting skills. Children of enrolled parents receive childcare, health screenings, and enhanced school readiness services.
Female and male students under the age of 18, who are expectant or custodial parents or parents taking an active role in the care and supervision of their child, may enroll in Cal-SAFE with a referral from their school district of residence.
The Riverside County Cal-SAFE program is located in three regions throughout Riverside County.
Cal-SAFE Site Locations
26868 San Jacinto Street, Hemet, CA 92543