Placer County Office of Education Mission Statement
The Placer County Office of Education provides successful educational programs designed to educate a wide variety of students with diverse needs, birth through adult.
Student Services Mission Statement
To increase student achievement through rigorous and meaningful instruction to all students.
Program OverviewCARE (Community Action for Responsive Education) is a County Community School program serving seventh through ninth grade students (7-9) offered in partnership with identified middle schools and high schools in Placer County. Schools that host CARE classes implement Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) including Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS). CARE classes are operated on school district campuses pursuant to written agreement between the school district and PCOE. CARE classes provide a small, self-contained setting with individual student attention as part of the district school's comprehensive MTSS. These students are typically at-risk for failure based on poor academic achievement, truancy or poor behavior and agree to an informal relationship with the Placer Probation Department Diversion Program. Parents of CARE students must agree to have their children participate in the program. CARE teachers provide core instruction aligned to the local school's curriculum. Students attend other classes for electives, PE, and some other courses as they are able. All students have access to local school extracurricular activities including athletics and social activities. Students are only enrolled in a CARE class on a district campus with the permission of the host school district and the host school.
Pathways CARE Program Employees