• LAUSD Options Programs

    LAUSD Educational Options

    A list of options maybe downloaded frombelow.

    There are seven types of Options Schools each serving a different type of student.


    Continuation High Schools

    Continuation high schools are small and serve students between the ages of 16 and 18. Students make up credits and graduated from the continuation school or transferred back to traditional high school. Many continuation schools offer the Work Experience Education (WEE) program that meets one evening each week. The WEE program is for students working a minimum of 30 hours and getting their high school diploma.

    Independent Study School

    City of Angels, the independent study school, consists of many small sites throughout the District. It is designed for K-12 students with individual needs that do not allow them to attend school daily. Each student meets one-on-one with a teacher once a week.

    Opportunity Schools

    Opportunity schools are small campuses serving students (in grades 7-12) who are habitually truant, have irregular attendance, and exhibit other at-risk behaviors. These schools offer specialized instruction, guidance and counseling, psychological services, and tutorial assistance to help students overcome barriers to learning.

    Alternative School

    The alternative school, Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) is a small school for dropouts between the ages of 14 & 21 who have not been enrolled in school for at least 40 days. The three primary focuses of the schools are educational development, employment training, and youth & family development. The school was developed as a model of community based, collaborative education between the U.S. Department of Labor, the City of Los Angeles, and the District.

    Pregnant Minor Schools

    Pregnant minor schools consist of small campuses located throughout the District. Their primary goal is to provide interim educational opportunities to expectant mothers so that they may continue their education and be graduated. Schools provide counseling by school nurses, information on health and nutrition, and pre-natal and infant care instruction.

    Carlson Home/Hospital School. Instruction in the home or hospital is provided for eligible students in grades K-12 whose noncontagious temporary medical disability prevents attendance in regular day class for a limited period of time. The intent is to maintain continuity of the student’s instructional program during the interim period of disability. A home/hospital teacher provides instruction in subjects/courses correlated with the student’s school program to the maximum extent possible. It shall not replace the regularly required instructional program. Instruction in the home/hospital will commence (1) when the attending physician authorizes service to begin, based upon the student’s ability to participate, and the parent’s authorization for temporary transfer of educational duties.

    City of Angels

    City of Angels School is the independent study school for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) that offers K-12 students a full-time educational program through weekly appointments. It is designed for students with special interests and abilities, scheduling problems, or individual needs that cannot be accommodated in the traditional school setting.
    Edward Trimis, Principal: 213 - 745-1100

    Carlson Home / Hospital School

    Carlson Home / Hospital School
    10952 Whipple St.
    North Hollywood, CA 91602

    Office Phone: (818) 509-8759
    Fax: (818) 505-0246

    Home Instruction
    Voice Mail: (818) 759-7676
    Toll Free: (888) 404-9302

    Hospital Schools
    Voice Mail: (818) 759-8115