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Juvenile Court and Community Schools

Juvenile Court and Community Services Community Schools

Peter B. FitzGerald Community School is located in Santa Maria and operates under a memorandum of understanding between SBCEO and two school districts. Santa Maria Joint Union High School District (SMJUHSD) refers 9th-12th grade students, and Santa Maria-Bonita School District (SMBUSD) refers 7th & 8th grade students to attend school at FitzGerald. Both districts refer students for reasons such as expulsion, pre-expulsion intervention, and chronic absenteeism.

Our goal is to support the school districts we serve and their students. We make every effort to help students return to their home schools whenever possible. For those who show a need for our continued support, we offer the opportunity to graduate through our schools.

Peter B. FitzGerald Community School/Santa Maria, SBCEO
402 Farnel Road, Suite M, Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 928-0698
Site Liaisons: Patricia Hocking-Walker
School Calendar

Santa Barbara County Board of Education Policies

Court School Campus

Santa Barbara County Juvenile Court School operates in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Probation Department. The campus serves incarcerated youth ranging in age from 10-18 who have been removed from the home by the court. All youth under the age of 18 are required to attend school while detained unless they are already high school graduates.
Dos Puertas School (DPS) is located in the Juvenile Justice Center in Santa Maria. DPS enrollment fluctuates daily, ranging from a low of 13 to a high of 32. Commitments of youth range from 1 day to a full school year and beyond. DPS serves both male and female detainees. 

Santa Barbara County Juvenile Court School
4400 Cathedral Oaks Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Juvenile Justice Center, Dos Puertas School
4263 California Blvd., Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-0860 FAX: (805) 937-5582
Site liaison: Kathryn Soriano Birch
School Calendar

Los Prietos Boys' Camp, Los Robles Campus - closed

School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Addendum


Rene Wheeler
(805) 928-0698 or (805) 964-4710, ext. 2210

Matt Linton
(805) 938-0860

Maria Pacheco
Administrative Assistant
(805) 938-0860