Centinela Valley (Calif.) high school district to open two charter schools for wayward adults

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Centinela Valley Union High School District, serving Hawthorne, Lennox and Lawndale, is opening two charter schools that will cater to adults -- one for inmates of the Los Angeles County jail system and the other for people who have dropped out of high school.

The charter schools, called New Opportunities and Family First, will attract state tax dollars on a per-student basis, much in the same way school districts are paid by the state based on the attendance of their K-12 students.

New Opportunities, the charter school for inmates, will be the go-to educational entity for students housed in jails all throughout the southern half of Los Angeles County who do not have a high school diploma or GED, district officials say.

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