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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.

ATS REQUIREMENTS

Students: 

  • 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.

Parents:

  • Furnish transportation when needed.

SCHEDULE

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. 

CURRICULUM

  • School Work

REFERRAL PROCESS

Students must be referred by an administrator from the school they attend

DIRECTIONS

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. 

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CONTACT INFORMATION

JENNA PERRY
CUSD Counselor

Phone 949-234-9344
Fax 949-240-4729

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