Golden Gate Community Schools

Golden Gate School Sites / Independent Studies Sites

  • Brentwood
  • Martinez
  • Pittsburg
  • Rodeo

2018-2019 Golden Gate Community School Calendars

Golden Gate Community Schools Administrative Office:
1111 Stoneman Ave., Pittsburg, CA 94565
Phone: (925) 427-3199, ext. 5001

The Golden Gate Community School programs provide successful learning experiences for all students in an alternative education environment. Staff will assist students in reaching their academic and career goals by implementing teaching strategies and techniques which will enable students to succeed personally, socially, and educationally in society today.

Golden Gate Community School is an alternative education program serving the academic needs of students during their enrollment. All courses taken and credits earned are transferable to the student's home district. The school's main purpose is to prepare the students to return to their home districts. The following expected learning results will have the students able to:

  • Use technology
  • Improve academic performance
  • Exhibit appropriate work habits and behavior
  • Show respect for peers and staff
  • Exhibit self-control and accept guidance
  • Develop life long learning goals

Golden Gate Community School provides the following learning opportunities:

  • Complete a course of study leading to a high school diploma
  • Develop individual potential and an appreciation of self and others while learning to become productive citizens
  • Develop individual talents, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the knowledge to succeed

Golden Gate offers an Independent Study Program plus 8 classes in the following cities:

  • Brentwood - 4 classes
  • Martinez - 1 class
  • Rodeo - 1 class
  • Pittsburg - 2 classes

School hours vary at each site. The program runs Monday through Friday, and follows the CCCOE approved holiday and vacation schedule. Most sites operate a summer school program.

In addition, Golden Gate Community School offers Independent Study in East County and West County. For more information, call the Golden Gate Community School Office at (925) 313-2950.


There are several ways for parents to become involved with the school. At the time a student enters the program, the student, parent and the classroom teacher meet to review the student transcript, design an Individual Learning Plan, and go over the rules of the program. If the student is eligible for Special Education services, the instructional support teacher is included in the meeting. There are also frequent phone calls both parent and staff initiated during the student's enrollment. Parents can be invited or request to spend the day in the classroom. At the end of each semester, a transition meeting is held with the parent, student, principal, teacher and local school district representative. The purpose of the transition meeting is to review the student’s progress, plan for the next semester, and to determine if the student will return to the local district.

Notices to Parents


A referral form along with transcripts, immunizations, IEP (and any special education information), and the terms of expulsion faxed or mailed to the Golden Gate Community School Office will start the enrollment process. A Referral form must be filed with the Golden Gate Community School office before the enrollment process may begin.

For more information, call the Golden Gate Community School Office at (925) 427-3199, ext. 5001.

Referral Process

Students are considered for the Golden Gate Community School when referred by the district for one or more of the reasons below:

  1. District students whose needs have been reviewed by the District School Attendance Review Board (SARB), or whose parents have requested attendance in the Golden Gate Community School
  2. Expelled students who may no longer attend district schools
  3. District students who have been recommended by the Probation Department as informal probationers will be carried as an at risk student if agreed to by all parties

Since each student previously attended a local district school program, Golden Gate Community School program seeks to transition the students back to an appropriate educational setting upon completion of their contractual requirements. The Community School program is student-centered and adapted to meet the student's individual needs.

Initial Student Contact

After the referring agency has completed the referral process and sent the paperwork to the main office, an enrollment appointment is set up. Interview dates will generally be set for the first available date.


TITLE NAME (click to email) PHONE FAX
Principal Edward Brown (925) 427-3199 ext. 5005
School Administrative Assistant Annjenette Lewis (925) 427-3199 ext. 5001 (925) 431-0146
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