Students are offered applications to TPA during a due process hearing or on re-entry to CCSD from a long-term placement. TPA also serves Focus on Choices and Understanding Self (FOCUS) students. TPA students are with the TPA staff at all times.
The length of placement is a minimum of 45 days for high school students, a maximum of 30 days for middle school students. Each student will have an orientation upon acceptance to TPA, and their exit criteria will be established for him/her, based on individual needs (academic and behavioral). The school day at each site is 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., with transportation provided by parents/guardians.