Black Diamond High School serves students 16 to 18 years of age. This continuation program is designed to assist students who may be low in credits, who need to work part-time, or who are seeking a smaller educational environment than that offered at PHS. Contact your high school counselor to discuss a transfer to this school.
Pittsburg Independent Learning Center serves students grades 6-12. This independent study program supports students and families wanting a learning environment independent of the regular school program. At the 6-12th grade level, students are expected to be able to operate independently in preparing homework and studying on their own. This program is for students who are already independent learners. Contact your school counselor to discuss a transfer to this program.
Students who attend Pittsburg Independent Learning Center have their home school defined by the last school that the student attended before entering Pittsburg Independent Learning Center. High school graduates may receive a diploma from Black Diamond High School or Pittsburg High School.
Teen Parent Program serves teenagers who are pregnant or have children. Both regular classes required for graduation and classes oriented to child rearing are offered. Limited childcare is available while students are at the independent learning center. Your school counselor can assist you with placement in this program.
Opportunity Classes are offered on the regular campuses at Hillview Junior High School, Martin Luther King Jr., Junior High School and Rancho Medanos Junior High School for students who require limited contact with peers to succeed. An off campus setting is available for students who cannot be successful in the regular school setting. All opportunity classes are designed for students who are unable to benefit from the regular classroom due to behavioral issues, or who are seeking a smaller educational environment. Counselors or vice principals will assist you with placement in these classes.
Students are considered for the Golden Gate Community School when referred by one or more of the following: Court wards or dependents whose case manager (Judge, Probation Officer, or Social Service) has determined that it is in the student's best interest to attend the Golden Gate Community School, and/or as a transition period from an institutional program. It also serves District students whose needs have been reviewed by the District School Attendance Review Board (SARB), or whose parents have requested attendance in the Golden Gate Community School. Expelled students who may no longer attend district schools may also attend this school. Students who have been referred by the Probation Department as informal probationers will be carried as an at risk student if agreed to by all parties. Since each Golden Gate Community School student was previously placed in a local school program, Golden Gate seeks to transition the students back to an appropriate educational, training, and/or employment setting upon completion of their contractual requirements. The Golden Gate program is student-centered and adapted to meet the student's individual needs.