Off Campus Learning Center



Off Campus Learning Center
721 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica 90405
310/392-2494 x114   fax: 310/392-9741


The Off Campus Learning Center/OCLC of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District provides a setting in which students learn to cope with the structure of school using positive intervention and support strategies to improve problem solving and decision making skills of students.

The OCLC provides a consistent, safe, and stable learning environment which promotes emotional growth, responsible behavior, and academic success. (Enrollment is available only to students who are residents within the school district.)

Programs:
Independent Studies Program
  • A voluntary alternative instructional strategy for providing regular education; available from kindergarten through adult education.

  • Independent study is 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. While independent study students follow the district-adopted curriculum and meet the district graduation requirements, independent study offers flexibility to meet individual student needs, interests, and styles of learning.
Opportunity Room
  • Serves students who are habitually truant, irregular in attendance, insubordinate, disorderly, or failing academically.

  • Opportunity Education provides a supportive environment with specialized curriculum, instruction, guidance and counseling, psychological services, and tutorial assistance to help students overcome barriers to learning. It should not be viewed as a permanent placement for resistant learners but as a short-term intervention to ensure that students will succeed when they return to their regular classrooms.  

Special Day Class

  • An intensive educational program designed for children with special needs.  A child may be eligible if he/she demonstrates severe mental or emotional disorders and/or learning disabilities.  These problems must be severe enough to cause difficulty in learning in a regular school setting or in alternative less-intensive special education programs.