Momentum Learning

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​SDCOE's Momentum Learning schools (formerly known as Juvenile Court and Community Schools, or JCCS) provide a fully-accredited educational program for school-age youth who are either wards of the court or have been referred by social services, probation, or one of the 42 school districts in San Diego County. Services are provided to incarcerated youth, pregnant minors, foster youth, expelled teens, and chronically truant youth, students in drug treatment centers and group homes for neglected or abused children, and homeless youth.

Momentum Learning serves nearly 10,000 students per year at more than 20 sites across the county.


Click here for the 2015-2016 Annual Reporting Notices (English) (Spanish​)


Momentum Learning educators are committed to high expectations, social justice, and equality for all students. They value diversity and strive to eradicate institutionalized racism and discrimination in all forms. Their priority is to raise achievement of all students while eliminating the achievement gap between students of color and white students. They accomplish this through the delivery of culturally and linguistically responsive standards-driven instruction, courageous and advocacy-oriented leadership, and relevant professional development. All Momentum Learning community members stand personally committed and professionally accountable for the achievement of this mission.

The Momentum Learning Assessment Measurement and Accountability unit coordinates testing and analyzes data to support high student achievement.

Because Momentum Learning has been identified for Program Improvement (PI) under No Child Left Behind, the program has developed an LEA Plan in consultation with parents, school staff, and others. 

Momentum Learning has a Title I Parent Involvement policy that guides our work to engage parents and families as partners in their students learning.

As a result of the Valenzuela/CAHSEE Intensive Instruction and Services Program Lawsuit Settlement, some students are eligible for assistance in preparing for the California High School Exit Exam after Grade 12.

Momentum Learning receives 2013–14 Economic Impact Aid Funding.

Some Momentum Learning students may be eligible for Supplemental Educational Services (SES), per NCLB requirements.


Sex Equity in Education Act Reporting

Click each school name below to access their report.

Monarch School

San Pasqual Academy