ACCESS

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Laura Strachan

Assistant Superintendent
Alternative Education
Phone: (714) 245-6403
lstrachan@ocde.us

Virginia Castillo 
Sr. Executive Assistant
Phone: (714) 245-6402
vcastillo@ocde.us

​Alternative, Community, and Correctional Education Schools and Services (ACCESS)


We are proud to collaborate with our local school districts as a continuum of services and intervention made possible through our alternate educational option for students. In ACCESS, our goal is to do the following:

  • Provide students with a caring, safe, and successful learning environment designed to develop lifelong skills, and instill a voice that leads to positive transformation.

  • Incorporate a technology-rich environment that stimulates meaningful dialogue and offers the application
    of real life skills, including CTE opportunities.

  • Support the whole child in building confidence through
    an engaging, rigorous, individualized academic program
    that includes a variety of co-curricular activities and wrap
    around services that promote personal growth.

  • Value our dedicated faculty, parents, community, and
    partners who make a difference for students by creating
    a pathways for future success.

  • Commit to a high level of student engagement and
    attendance, increased academic achievement, and positive
    collaborative behaviors that promote students productive
    citizenship and college, career and life readiness.