Welcome to the Educational Services Division of the Placer County Office of Education. The Educational Services Division is comprised of five departments, providing services to students, parents and teaching staff throughout the Placer County Region.
Working with local businesses, CTE WORKS brings education and business together with a common goal of delivering excellent training and opportunities to educate and prepare the future workforce of Placer County.
Working with teachers and administrators to provide a comprehensive, systematic, rigorous and relevant education to all students in Placer County, the Curriculum and Instruction Department provides professional development opportunities as well as coaching and Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved programs.
Working with local school districts, the Prevention Supports and Services Department provides support to staff, students and parents through services that address mental wellness of children and adults to improve academic success for all students.
Special Education services are provided for students whose needs require a specialized program not available in their local school districts. Students infant through 22 years of age, include students who are severely multiply disabled, orthopedically disabled, hearing and visually impaired, students who are emotionally disturbed and students with autism.
The Student Services Department consists of the Court and Community School programs as well as the Pathways Charter School Programs.
Court and Community School programs are for at-risk students. Students are referred to these programs by the Juvenile Court, Placer County Probation Department and local school districts.
Pathways Charter School includes:
- iLEARN Academy - an independent study program serving families with children in grades K-8 who desire to educate their children at home or in a blended program.
- CARE - a County Community School program serving ninth grade students, is located on a local high school campus in Placer County. Comprehensive Response to Intervention including Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) services are implemented.
- iCARE - is a Community School program located in a non-district campus, serving seventh through twelfth (7-12) grade students who are probation referred, expelled or placed by parent, probation and/or local school agreement. iCARE classes provide a small, self-contained setting with individual student attention.