Court & Community Schools

The Juvenile Court, Community and Alternative School programs serve the educational needs of students who are under the protection or authority of the juvenile court or those who are referred from school districts due to truancy, behavioral issues or expulsion. Our mission is to empower our county’s most disenfranchised youth toward a productive future through restorative relationships, targeted instruction, and inspiring opportunities for growth. Our objective is to help our students gain the social and academic skills they will need for employment or further education and the interpersonal skills they will need to maintain positive and meaningful relationships.

Our goals are to provide:

  • Highly engaging academic program through an innovative blend of classroom instruction, online learning and community based service learning
  • A focus on social and emotional learning in a loving environment and college and career preparation through real-world experiences
  • Coordinated mental health services
  • Assisting students in accessing their innate source of creativity through arts education and hands-on learning
  • Addressing the mind body connection by offering instruction in athletics, mindfulness and meditation

Our foundational tenets are:

  • By creating an environment of unconditional love and respect for students who have encountered grave challenges, we empower them to believe in their own ability to succeed. Only when they believe in themselves, will they aspire to live healthy and productive lives. It is then that our students become open to the school experience.
  • When teachers create experiences of personally meaningful, engaging, creative, and stimulating work, students gain a sense of mastery that fosters positive academic mindsets.
  • Staff must model the social and emotional skills we wish our students to learn. Staff understand that we “teach who we are” and hold ourselves and each other accountable to the highest interpersonal standards.
  • Students gain confidence through connections with the larger community through supported workplace opportunities. When our students gain confidence in the workplace, they begin the journey toward independence and productive citizenship. 

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Napa County Juvenile Court, Community and Alternative School Documents

Chamberlain High School

  • Measles information letter for parents
    • Measles Advisory: English PDF
    • Measles Advisory: Spanish PDF
  • English Procedural Safeguards 1-09 PDF
  • Expulsion Plan 2015-2018 PDF | DOC (Note: See PDF for official signed version)
  • Expulsion Plan 2012-2015 PDF
  • Current School Accountability Report Cards:
    2016 Community Schools SARC English PDF
    2016 Community Schools SARC Spanish PDF
    2016 Napa County Juvenile Hall/Court School English SARC PDF
    2016 Napa County Juvenile Hall/Court School Spanish SARC PDF
  • 2016-2017 School Calendar PDF
  • Title IX Sports Reporting Requirement PDF (accessible)

Court Schools

Crossroads School
Crossroads School is located at Juvenile Hall. This school serves all students who are incarcerated in the Juvenile Hall facility.


Community Schools

Chamberlain High School
Chamberlain High School serves students who are on formal probation. This school is a collaboration between NCOE and Napa County Probation Department. This “wrap-around” model provides intensive support from a variety of agencies in an effort to help students become successful both in school and in the community.

Liberty High School
Liberty High School currently has four self-contained classrooms. Three serve a maximum of 21 students. The fourth serves Special Day Class students, and has a maximum of 12 students. Students attending this school must have been expelled from their prior school, or are referred to Liberty by the probation department.

Creekside Middle School
Creekside Middle School is a self-contained classroom that contains a maximum of 20 students in grades 7 and 8. Students must be referred to this program by their school district or the probation department. The school serves students who are either on formal probation, expelled from school districts, habitual truants, or student who would benefit from being in a smaller class setting.


Independent Study

“Napa Valley Community High School”
Referrals to this independent study program are made through the probation department or school districts. The program serves students who are either on formal probation or expelled from school districts. The teacher meets with the student once per week to set up educational assignments for the week and to review progress.


Contact

707.253.6817  | Fax 707.253.6983

Caroline Wilson, Director
Nancy Dempsey, Assistant Principal
Kasey Allen, Administrative Assistant