Oak Grove’s on-grounds school is certified by the State of California Department of Education Nonpublic Schools Division, as well as accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The school serves students from districts throughout California as a function of our residential program. The teaching staff is comprised of an excellent group of credentialed and experienced educators with expertise involving working with a diverse student body with a myriad of social, emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges. The school provides a continuum of services including self- contained classes as well as more traditional high school block scheduling instructional models. Program tracks include high school graduation and diploma, certificate of completion, GED, credit recovery, and vocational / transition. Additionally, we offer Designated Instructional Services (DIS) of Speech and Language and Occupational Therapy, as well as participation in community-based ROP, community college classes, and partial mainstreaming. We offer a variety of extracurricular activities including music, art, drama, public speaking, martial arts, varsity sports, Robotics Club, and an after school science camp operated in conjunction with the local Boys and Girls Club. Each student is assigned a primary licensed clinical therapist that acts as a Case Manager while providing individual, group, and family therapy, classroom support, and crisis intervention as needed.

Jack Weaver School, has the distinction of being selected as one of only 50 schools throughout the United States, and the only Special Education School, to participate as a Class of 2005 NASA Explorer School. The Explorer Schools Program is sponsored by NASA’s Education Office in collaboration with the National Science Teachers Association. Each year the program establishes a three-year partnership between NASAand 50 Explorer schools to enrich learning across the nation, especially in the areas of math, science, technology, engineering, and geography. Although our initial three year term is over, we remain an active affiliate of the program, allowing our students to continue to benefit from NASA materials and school-based programs. Through a grant provided by NASA, our students started a Robotics Club and have participated in annual competitions held at Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where we have taken two second place and one third-place finish.

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Oak Grove School Wellness Policy

It is the policy of Oak Grove Center to provide healthy nutritional meals and snacks for Resident/Students and to promote healthy choices for a healthy and active lifestyle.

The Dietician plans healthy nutritional menus in accordance with the Department of Education National School Lunch Program and National Breakfast Program. All staff are encouraged to support and educate the Residents/Students to make healthy choices. The Athletic Director plans and promotes an appropriate amount of high quality physical activity required by the education code.  Management monitors and evaluates the policy monthly and annually.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is available in languages other than English.  To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410  fax: (202) 690-7442;  email: program.intake@usda.gov.