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Liberty Alternative SchoolLiberty allows San José Unified students in grades 6-12 to receive their education through a structured, individualized independent study program. It offers alternative access to education for students who may not thrive in a traditional school setting.

All Liberty students receive support from a certificated teacher and use curriculum that has been approved by the San José Unified Board of Education. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Liberty Alternative offers both Alternative and A-G paths to graduation.

Students and families sign a master agreement, get an individualized schedule and meet their teacher before the first day of school and are expected to attend live instruction at their assigned times.

Enrollment in Liberty is by referral only. If you are interested in enrolling your student in Liberty, please reach out to your school’s administration for more information.

Liberty ACE
The Advanced Career Education (ACE) Program is a community-based program that serves young adults, 18-22 years of age, who receive special education services. The program prepares our young adults to transition successfully into supported or competitive employment. Our curriculum targets the following domains: functional academics, domestic, community, vocational and recreation/leisure.
            Program Components:
  • Assessment and documentation of student skills, abilities and interests;
  • Systematic instruction focused on individualized and group approach in the acquisition, maintenance and generalization of skills;
  • Transition planning centered on individual goals and dreams;
  • Inter-agency collaboration to support successful post-school outcomes​.
Home and Hospital Instruction Program
Liberty Alternative School provides a Home and Hospital Instruction Program for students experiencing a temporary disability or extended illness that prevents them from attending their home school. The goal of home and hospital instruction is to help maintain continuity of instruction during the period that the student is absent from their regular classes.
A temporary disability means a physical, mental, or emotional disability incurred while a student is enrolled in regular day classes or an alternative education program and after which a student can reasonably be expected to return to regular day classes or an alternative educational program without special intervention.
The first step in determining whether a student qualifies for home or hospital instruction is to contact the current school of enrollment.
Elementary students:
Parents/guardians of students in grades TK-5 should contact the school nurse at their home school
Secondary students:
Parents/guardians of students in grades 6-12 should contact a school administrator at their home school
The liaison for the Home and Hospital program at each school will help guide families through the application process and coordinate with the other departments in San José Unified.
If an application is approved, Liberty Alternative School will work with the home school to arrange for a teacher to meet with the student at their home or appropriate location for five hours of instruction per week. The parent/guardian is responsible for ensuring that an adult is present during the sessions. At the end of the Home and Hospital program, students are expected to return to their home school.

Contact Us

Liberty Alternative School
4849 Pearl Avenue
San Jose, CA 95136
Phone: (408) 535-6539