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Ed Op Center

The Educational Options Center (EOC) is located behind the District Office, 589 W. Fremont Avenue in Sunnyvale. Below are programs housed in the EOC. Diana Gourley, EOC Guidance Counselor, oversees program intakes and provides academic guidance and social-emotional support. The staff includes the teachers and instructional assistants of the programs, a student advocate, school psychologist and a resource specialist. Referrals occur through the Placement Advisory Committee.


A small essential school designed to meet the educational needs of expelled students, students with behavior problems that interfere with their ability to succeed at the regular school, and students transitioning from the juvenile justice system. Housed on the FUHSD Educational Services Center site. Meets five days per week, six hours a day.

Teachers provide instruction to students who are medically excused from school due to a temporary but extended medical disability, which is projected to continue for a minimum of three weeks. Physician verification is required.

New Start is an independent study program open to all FUHSD students who because of economic hardship, employment, personal or safety concerns cannot attend classes within a comprehensive high school setting. Classes are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4:00-8:00pm. The program is located in the Community School directly behind the District Office.

Program and Student Profile: A short-term program for students who would benefit from the structure of home teaching but in an individualized school setting; students who have been suspended from the comprehensive site pending expulsion; and other needs approved by the program administrator. Students are present in a small group with individual appointments scheduled for each student.

An alternative education program designed for the student who is seventeen and/or a senior who lacks connection to school and is significantly deficient in credits. This program serves as a bridge for students who are planning to pursue the GED but would like to remain enrolled in FUHSD. Students attend for two to three hours, three days a week and receive GED test preparation. From this program, students can join other FUHSD programs or transition into the Adult Education GED Program when they are seventeen and a half years old.

An alternative education program located at Homestead High School designed for students who are 17 and/or 12th grade, lack a connection to high school, are significantly behind in credits and/or are not going to graduate.  Students should be open to considering multiple options following high school: GED; CHSPE; certificate programs available through community college or Adult Education; and/or transition to work.

A voluntary alternative program intended to meet the special needs of pregnant teens as well as girls or boys who are young parents.  Academic instruction, co-operative parenting classes and case management help students develop good parenting skills, understand the developmental patterns of a child and prepare for a productive adult life while seeking a high school diploma.  Housed on the CHS campus this program meets daily for two hours.