Mt. McKinley Schools

Scholarships and Grants

Juvenile Hall Auxiliary – The Juvenile Hall Auxiliary offers financial aid to students who were or are in placement under the jurisdiction of the Court in the amounts of at least $300 per quarter or $500 per semester. The money is to be used for post high school education in the academic, vocational, or specialized training fields. We expect our students to commit themselves to a full-time educational program. To continue to qualify for the program each semester, the student must complete a full-time class load and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

CCCBA's Court Scholarship Program – If you are an adult or juvenile currently residing in Contra Costa County who has been through the criminal justice system resulting in a conviction, you may be eligible for our Court Scholarship program. This program provides monetary awards up to $2,500.00 for continued schooling to help you gain the education you need to get ahead.

School Site Council

Mt. McKinley School has an active School Site Council.  Parents, students and staff work together to evaluate the school's goals and plans.  Below are agendas and minutes from the meetings:

Meeting Date Agendas/Minutes
 October 3, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
November 30, 2018 Agenda   Minutes



Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility
4491 Bixler Road, Byron, CA 94514

Mt. McKinley School, Byron Campus Calendar

Mt. McKinley School, Byron Campus is one of two Court School Programs operated by the Contra Costa County Office of Education. It is located at the Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility in Byron.

Our expected student learning results are:

  • 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

The school program is comprised of four multi-subject classrooms and one specialized classroom offering:

  • English Language Arts/English Language Development

  • Construction Trades/Woodshop

  • Reading Intervention

  • Social Sciences

  • Math

  • Science

  • Physical Education

  • Computer Applications

Students are taught by credentialed staff and receive standards based academic coursework. Young men who earn all of the necessary credits are eligible to receive their high school diplomas. This site also runs a work experience program where student jobs are assigned on the facility and require work related instruction with one of the school's teachers.

Mt. McKinley School, Byron Campus screens and prepares students for the High School Equivalency Test (HISET or GED). Eligible students participate in testing preparation activities and a qualified employee conducts on site testing monthly. Our campus also provides a special education individualized support program and tutor services.

Mt. McKinley School, Byron Campus is WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accredited.

Mt. McKinley School - Byron Campus Contacts

TITLE NAME (click to email) PHONE FAX
Principal, Interim Robert Bowers (925) 431-8070 (925) 516-7802
Vice Principal, Interim Brian Murtagh (925) 431-8070 (925) 516-7802
School Administrative Assistant Katy Sieren (925) 4318070 (925) 516-7802


Juvenile Hall Complex
202 Glacier Dr., Martinez, CA 94553

Mt. McKinley School, Martinez Campus Calendar

Campus Profile

Mt. McKinley School, Martinez Campus is part of the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) that provides educational services to more than 55,000 students annually. The school is within Juvenile Hall in Martinez, California and serves students who are considered “at risk” and are either incarcerated or in some phase of the judicial process. Students come from the 18 school districts within Contra Costa County.

Mt. McKinley School, Martinez Campus also offers the educational program for two placement units run by Contra Costa Probation. The Girls in Motion Program (GIM) and the Youthful Offender Treatment Program for boys (YOTP) are placement programs in which the residents are sentenced by the court for up to nine months. In these programs students can earn their credits for a high school diploma, as well as receive guidance and treatment by the Probation staff.


Mt. McKinley School, Martinez Campus is comprised of eight classrooms on the living units with two overflow classes. There are 10 certificated classroom teachers, four certificated special education teachers, one classified tutor, and five classified special education instructional assistants. Our office staff includes one classified administrative assistant, two classified data technicians, and one principal.

Instructional Program

Mt. McKinley School, Martinez Campus is part of the Court and Community School Program which is a Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredited program.

Mt. McKinley School, Martinez Campus students have an average instructional day of at least 260 minutes and every Wednesday is a minimum day to allow teacher training and collaboration. The focus of the Mt. McKinley School is to provide curricular and academic opportunities, while modifying behavior with the ultimate goal being successful transition to the students' next educational placement.

Students in the school take grade appropriate academic courses. Those in high school work on earning high school credits. The program follows the state curriculum adoption timelines and frameworks so that there is always a continuous focus on curriculum development.

Academic classes may include:

  • English/Language Arts

  • Social Sciences

  • Health/Physical Science

  • Science

  • Math

  • Computer Applications

In addition, the Mt. McKinley School, Martinez Campus offers:

  • Reading Intervention

  • Technology lab and classroom computers

  • Transcript collection and evaluation

  • Transition Services

  • Assessment Center

  • GED/HISET testing for those who qualify

  • Access to the Contra Costa County on-site library

Special Programs

Special Education services are offered in an Instructional Support Program model. Since students need to remain on the living units at Juvenile Hall, identified students are served in their classrooms by special education staff in a push-in model or are pulled out into a learning center.

In addition, there is a student study team process to explore and problem solve in order to help students who are experiencing difficulties or who have been referred for special education services.

In our attempt to meet the needs of all learners our program has adopted a Reading Intervention Program (REACH) for low-level readers. Students referred for the REACH program receive assistance on their word attack skills in a small group setting.

All classroom teachers are certified to work with English Language Learners within their classrooms. In addition, all English Learners are administered the CELDT Test and participate in a standards aligned English Language Development program.

Expected Schoolwide Learning Results

As part of the WASC process the staff at Mt. McKinley School assisted with revising the Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs) during the 2008 school year. They are as follows.

Students will be able to:

  • Utilize 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

Mt. McKinley - Martinez Campus - Contacts

TITLE NAME (click to email) PHONE FAX
Principal, Interim Robert Bowers (925) 957-2762 (925) 957-2770
Vice Principal, Interim Brian Murtagh (925) 957-2764 (925) 957-2770
School Administrative Assistant Morgan Broshar (925) 957-2769 (925) 957-2770
Data Technician Laurie Phillips (925) 957-2766 (925) 957-2770
Data Technician Erica Hosch (925) 957-2779 (925) 957-2770
Transition Specialist Shanelle Threats (925) 957-2777 (925) 957-2770
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