About the Court Schools Program

The Court Schools Program operates two  programs in partnership with the San Mateo County Probation Department. Court Schools are mandatory and serve students who have been ordered by the Court to Probation Department programs. Court Schools provide education programs for students from 8 to 18 years of age, in both self-contained and single-subject classrooms.

Mission: We believe in providing student-centered education that develops self-worth, promotes respect for diversity, and utilizes in-class instruction with real-world applications. By providing empathy and character-based comprehensive education, we hold all of our students to the highest personal and academic standards. We view success not in terms of what we have accomplished, but as a standard to which we hold our students and ourselves accountable.

Vision: We believe that students of all backgrounds are entitled to a personalized academic environment, the opportunity to fully develop their potential, and the right to pursue their dreams.

List of Schools

First Day of School

AUG 14
2023

Labor Day (No School)

SEP 4
2023

Veterans Day (No School)

NOV 10
2023

Thanksgiving Break (No School)

NOV 20-24
2023

Winter Break (No School)

DEC 25-JAN 5
2023-2024

New Year's Break (No School)

JAN 8
2024

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)

JAN 15
2024

Mid-Winter Break (No School)

FEB 16-23
2024

Spring Break (No School)

MAR 25-29
2024

Memorial Day (No School)

MAY 27
2024

Last Day of School

MAY 31
2024

Dr. James Vaughn

Principal, Court & Community Schools

Email: jvaughn@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 312-5323

Jonas Barbour

Assistant Principal, Court & Community Schools

Email: jbarbour@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 598-2175

Rachel Mahoney

Administrative Assistant II, Court & Community Schools

Email: rmahoney@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 312-5323

Fax: (650) 312-5362