Principal's Message

Greetings from Parkside Education Center!

The 2020-21 school year begins with great excitement among our programs at Parkside Education Center. Our teachers, staff and instructional assistants have all been preparing for what proves to be an exciting school year.

Parkside Education Center is comprised of five programs: Community Day School, Independent Study, Home/Hospital, Adult Transition and Adult Education. Each program is a highly specialized and is unique to the individual needs of the students.


Adult Transition- Serving adult students with IEPs to meet the needs of 18-22 year old young adults with developmental disabilities. Our key focus is to help young adults build independence and quality of life linking adult students to appropriate community and adult services.

Community Day School- (CDS) serves students in grades seven through twelve. CDS is built on the belief that all students can learn when given the appropriate environment, educational expertise, and opportunity.

Independent Study-  Our High School program serving students grades 9-12. It has the benefits of a home school and a virtual curriculum blended with face to face instruction with highly qualified Orange Unified School District teachers. Students with special education needs may also participate in this program.

Home/Hospital- The purpose of Home/Hospital instruction is to help students maintain continuity of instruction during a period of temporary disability. Any student with a temporary disability that makes attendance in regular classes or another education program impossible or inadvisable may be considered for this program.

Home School- OUSD’s elementary Home School Program provides an alternative instructional strategy, not an alternative curriculum. Students work independently, according to a written agreement and under the general supervision of a credentialed teacher and a parent. While in the Home School Program, students follow the District-adopted curriculum. The Home School Program offers flexibility to meet individual student needs, interests, and styles of learning.


Justin Stanfield
Principal, Parkside Education Center