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Our School

Address
16633 Lemon Street
Hesperia, CA 92345

Phone
(760) 948-3999, ext. 5108

FAX
(760) 948-0508

Office Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Vision Statement

The Community Day School is designed to serve the needs of students in grades 7-12 who have been expelled for any reason, referred by the Administrative Hearing Panel, School Attendance and Review Board (SARB) or probation, and for minors who are on probation or parole and are not currently attending school. The program's purpose is to teach students to make appropriate decisions about behavior and strengthen their academics in order for them to return to their regular school and be successful.

School Colors
Teal and Red

Mascot
Phoenix


What is Community Day School?

HCDS serves Grades 7-12 students who have been expelled (E.C. 48900), who have been referred by Probation, who are recommended by Scholastic Attendance Review Board (SARB) and who are referred by the District Administrative Hearing Panel. These high-risk students are best served by HCDS because the program provides a lower student/teacher ratio, close supervision, and an individualized academic program.

The Process

Each prospective student and parent or guardian will complete an enrollment packet and an intake interview with the staff who will explain the program rules. Students and parents will have an opportunity to ask questions and clarify issues. Each student will receive a copy of the HCDS Handbook. During the first week, new students will take a series of reading and math placement exams.

Student's previous test scores will also be part of the initial assessment. The school will use multiple measures to assess the progress of each student and the success of the program. We will track attendance, tardiness, discipline, and test scores for each student. In other words, we will use the same criteria to measure our students' successes as is used for all other students in the District. It is our goal to eventually transition each student who attends HCDS to an appropriate school or program.


Academic Standards

HCDS students will be held to the same rigorous academic standards as all students in the District. Students will be expected to have mastery of the school-wide ESLRS prior to graduation from high school.

Re-admit

Re-Admit hearings are scheduled twice a year: December and May.

To be eligible for a re-admit hearing a student must fulfill all requirements set by the terms to expulsion such as:

  • Community Service hours
  • Anger Management and/or Drug & Alcohol class.
  • Academically a student should be on track for graduation or promotion

Expected School-Wide Learning Results (ESLRS)

  • Students will demonstrate social, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills
  • Students will demonstrate appropriate communication skills
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of research, problem-solving, critical thinking and mathematical application skills
  • Students will demonstrate technological skills
  • Students will demonstrate live and career readiness skills.