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Our Schools

​The San Diego County Office of Education runs a variety of educational programs for students with special needs, including:

Juvenile Court and Community Schools

Juvenile Court and Community Schools serve about 10,000 students each year in classrooms throughout the county. The fully accredited educational program serves 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 and chronically truant youth, students in drug treatment centers and group homes for neglected or abused children, and homeless youth.


858-290-5853 (Español)

Monarch School​

Monarch School is a K-12 public school serving the needs of c​hildren impacted by homelessness. The only school of its kind in the county, Monarch is a unique public-private partnership between the San Diego County Office of Education​ and the nonprofit Monarch School Project, a 501(c)3 organization; the County Office provides teachers and an accredited education, and the Project supplements this program through academic and enrichment programs including an after school program, expressive arts therapy, and counseling. ​

1625 Newton Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113


San Pasqual Academy

San Pasqual Academy in Escondido is a residential campus in Escondido that serves about 50 foster teens. It opened in 2001 and was the first school in the country to specifically serve this population.

17701 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92025


Friendship School

Friendship School serves as many as 50 students between the ages of 3 and 22 who are medically fragile and have multiple disabilities. The Imperial Beach campus is operated by the SDCOE in affiliation with the South County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA).

601 Elm Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA  91932


Davila Day School

Davila Day School serves students in preschool through 6th grade who are deaf or hard of hearing and live in the eastern or southern portions of the county. The San Diego County Office of Education operates the regional program in affiliation with the South County SELPA.

415 Smith Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910

619-425-9600 ext. 5479

North County Academy

North County Academy was established and is managed by the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education to serve students in grades 5 through 12 with significant mental health needs. The Carlsbad campus was designed to meet students' academic and therapeutic needs. It serves about 60 students each year. The goal of the educators at the school is to help students acquire the skills needed to re-integrate into a more comprehensive and less restrictive setting.

1640 Magnolia Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92008

HOPE Infant/Toddler Special Education School

The HOPE Infant/Toddler Special Education School (also known as Hope Infant Toddler Family Support Program) annually serves approximately 400-500 infants and toddlers birth to age three, who have special needs and live within the boundaries of the North Coastal, North Inland, Poway and South County SELPAs. HOPE provides free special education services in the natural environment the family selects for their child (home or child care center). HOPE teachers partner with the family to promote the child’s development and learning through everyday activities within their family and community. HOPE special education services are part of California Early Start Services.

Referral : 1-800-281-8252

Information: 858-292-3700

Cuyamaca Outdoor School

Cuyamaca Outdoor School – also known as 6th Grade Camp –serves about 12,000 students each year during four- or five-day excursions. The camp, in the mountains east of San Diego, features hands-on lessons that incorporate science, history and art curriculum.

12561 Highway 79, Descanso, CA 91916

A list of SDCOE's administrative locations is available here.