Oceanside USD

Ann Corwin, Board President; Julie Vitale, Superintendent; Reginald Thompkins, Deputy Superintendent; Jessica Poumele, Principal

The Independent/Alternative Education program was developed more than a decade ago to locate students who dropped out of high school — with the goal of bringing them back to school. Teachers frequented local parks and community events and shared highlights about the new program in which students would receive individualized learning plans, flexible scheduling and differentiated instruction, with an emphasis on building relationships.