Combs Center for Success (CCS) is an alternative school site specializing in smaller environments for students who enjoy working in non-traditional classrooms. We offer three unique schools on our campus: Combs Middle School for Success; Combs High School for Success and Combs Online School for Success. CCS is focused on a holistic approach where students are at the center of their own instructional experiences. CCS is designed to meet the needs of students who for a variety of reasons are not happy with or are unable to reach their full potential at the traditional middle school or high school campuses.
Combs Center for Success Middle School students will engage in a blended model of online courses with teacher instruction, hands-on electives, and daily supports. Students focus on developing successful academic habits, improved attendance, and social-emotional learning to increase their success on the middle school or high school campus.
Combs Center for Success High School students will follow a modified high school schedule focused on credit recovery. Students may choose a morning schedule offered from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or afternoon classes from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Four core classes with a blended learning approach are offered during the face to face time. An advisory class offers college/career readiness topics, weekly goal setting and social/emotional support. Elective courses round out the day in a flexible online schedule. Students who desire to accelerate the completion of credits are strongly encouraged to attend face to face instruction.
Combs Online School for Success is available to students who need flexible scheduling and wish to work solely online. The student can create a schedule that is flexed around work or family schedules and that allows for self-pacing. Students must be self-motivated and responsible. Requirements include the completion of 25 hours per week which are submitted through online logs. Online learners work on 4-6 classes at a time accelerating their completion of coursework. Students are assigned a one-to-one mentor teacher who guides their progress. A once a week scheduled meeting is conducted to track their hours, monitor course progress, and provide timely information on campus opportunities. The student can also reach out to their subject teachers for questions regarding their courses.
All CCS schools utilize Edgenuity as their learning platform. Students may also participate in EVIT, JROTC and Work Experience programs. Interested students can participate in athletics and activities at their home school, if they remain in good standing and have eligibility. All students interact with certified teachers on the CCS campus, either face-to-face or virtually. Graduates receive their diploma from Combs High School and the J. O. Combs Unified School District.