- Child Welfare and Attendance
Alternative to Suspension Program (ATS)
WHAT IS ALTERNATIVE TO SUSPENSION?
The Capistrano Unified School District Alternative to Suspension program is a District operated classroom for students who are suspended for Education Code §48900 violations. The students are under the supervision of credentialed teachers and counselors who will present a program that offers a proactive approach to instilling the skills, habits and behaviors necessary to be successful in school and life.
Students who successfully complete the program will not reflect a suspension from school on their attendance record unless the student is pending expulsion.
In the event of an absence, the student’s school record will reflect a suspension for that day.
WHO IS THE ALTERNATIVE TO SUSPENSION PROGRAM FOR?
Grades 6-12 students who are suspended for Education Code §48900 violations from a Capistrano Unified School District school are eligible to attend the Alternative to Suspension class.
- Attend class on time
- Students must bring their school supplies, books and homework
- Bring their lunch
- Follow all school rules
- District dress code standards will be enforced.
- Cell phone use is prohibited.
- Furnish transportation when needed.
ATS class is from 8:30 a.m. to 1:10 p.m.
Students will not be admitted after 8:45 a.m. without a parent phone call.
Before 8:30 a.m. and after 1:10 PM there is NO adult supervision.
There are scheduled restroom breaks during the day.
- School Work
Students must be referred by an administrator from the school they attend
From 5 freeway North:
Exit Ortega Highway and turn right. Turn right on El Camino Real. Proceed to 31431 El Camino Real the school is on your left.
From 5 freeway South:
Exit Ortega Highway and turn left. Turn right on El Camino Real. Proceed to 31431 El Camino Real the school is on your left.