Community School

The Alternative Education Community School provides a comprehensive instructional program for district referred students (expelled, SARB, parenting teens) and Probation referred students. The Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, in conjunction with the 23 school districts in Riverside County, developed the county-wide plan for providing educational services to expelled students within the county pursuant to Education Code §48926. RCOE maintains the Community School program in zones throughout Riverside County to provide educational services to all school districts in the county, including those in rural/isolated settings. The RCOE Community School program is 180-days of instruction and includes the classroom-based program for expelled/ district referred students, independent study, and the program for parenting teens (formerly Cal-SAFE).

The Community School received a six-year term of accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 2018 and provides students with curriculum, instruction, and assessment to ensure that students graduate from high school well prepared for college and careers. The instructional program is focused on the California (Common Core) State Standards along with rigorous and relevant learning activities that include Project-based Service Learning (PBSL), high impact classroom strategies and routines, and Positive Behavioral Support Interventions (PBIS) with restorative practices. Students are enrolled in UC a-g courses, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways, and dual enrollment courses. Students are supported by systems to assess college/career/workforce readiness skills and have opportunities to complete the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET).

RCOE Community School Locations:

Community School Phone Location Principal
Arlington Regional Learning Center (951) 826-4400 6511 Arlington Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
Vincent Chugbo
Betty G. Gibbel Regional Learning Center (951) 826-4250 1251 Eagle Drive
San Jacinto, CA 92583
Sandra Penaloza
Blythe Community School (760) 922-3406 Located on the campus of
Twin Palms High School
811 W. Chanslorway
Blythe, CA 92225
Arthur Kimball
Corona Community School (951) 280-7083 3785 Neece Street
Corona, CA 92879
Vincent Chugbo
David L. Long Regional Learning Center (951) 249-8700 41350 Guava Street
Murrieta, CA 92562
Randy Covacevich
Don F. Kenny Regional Learning Center (760) 863-3065 47-336 Oasis Street
Indio, CA 92201
Arthur Kimball
Palm Springs Community School (760) 922-0944 1800 E. Vista Chino
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Arthur Kimball
SafeHouse Community School (951) 688-2105 9685 Hayes Street
Riverside, CA 92503
Vincent Chugbo
Val Verde Regional Learning Center (951) 826-4300 3010 Webster Avenue
Perris, CA 92571
Christopher McDonald

Program for Parenting Teens

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 Early Learning Services Division.

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.