While some foster youth are adopted into stable, loving homes, many more are placed into a series of temporary living situations, including short-term care, respite care, and group homes. This instability tends to severely impact student achievement. Homeless students are defined by the federal McKinney-Vento Act as youth who "lack a fixed, regular and adequate night time residence."
eLearning, Home Hospital, and Independent Study
We offer a variety of programs through Paradise Unified School District.
eLearning - Online learning presents a unique opportunity for students seeking alternate pathways to a high school diploma. The goal of our WASC-accredited online charter high school is to address the diverse learning needs of our students in grades 9-12 and offer a variety of opportunities to students on the Paradise Ridge, in Butte County and in our surrounding counties -- Colusa, Glenn, Plumas, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba.
- A student with a temporary disability which makes school attendance impossible or inadvisable shall receive individual instruction in the student's home or in a hospital or other residential health facility, excluding state hospitals. 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. It does not apply to students identified as individuals with exceptional needs pursuant to Education
. (Education Code 48206.3
Independent Study - Offered to grades K-12. choose a full-time, part-time, or blended learning program with all curriculum online. Meet face-to-face with your teacher on a regular basis while you work from home.