Q. How old do I have to be to attend the AARC?
A. If you attend OHS or ECHS, you will need to be in your junior year or older. If you attend the AARC at Clair Burgener, you will need to be a freshman in high school or older.
Q. Is there an age limit?
A. If you maintain continuous enrollment, you can stay at the AARC until you are 21 years old.
Q. What if I don’t like the AARC?
A. You can transfer to a comprehensive high school or to another alternative placement.
Q. Can I walk with my class at graduation?
A. Yes! You will receive a diploma from the comprehensive high school of your choice.
Q. Can I take classes on the comprehensive campus?
A. Yes, providing there is space available.
Q. Which school does my diploma come from?
A. It will come from whatever school you choose.
Q. Can I accelerate and graduate early?
Q. How do I sign up?
A. Each school has a different policy. OHS school requires a referral from their counselors. ECHS requires a parent meeting with an administrator and then placement is considered. CB requires an appointment with the Counselor-Coordinator to determine if the program is suitable for the individual student.
Q. Is there a dress code?
A. Yes. The dress code for the OUSD district applies to all AARC students.
Q. How often do meet with my teacher?
A. You will have one mandatory formal meeting per week.
Q. Does the AARC offer elective courses?
A. Yes. The AARC offers over 90 units worth of elective credit with more classes being offered all the time.
Q. What classes does the AARC offer?
A. The AARC offers the same curriculum as the comprehensive high school. Some elective courses are not offered at the AARC.
Q. How do I get the textbooks for the classes I am taking?
A. You will be checked out the textbook by each AARC.
Q. Will I get a Student I.D.?
A. Yes. Each AARC student is issued a student identification card.