Opportunity Program

Hello and welcome to the C.O.P.E. Program at the EOC!

Hello and welcome to the Creative Options for Positive Education (COPE)/Opportunity Program at the EOC! The COPE program is designed for middle and high school students who have been placed on a suspended expulsion from their comprehensive school site. The Opportunity Program is an alternative placement for high school or middle school students needing a smaller classroom setting. In addition, middle school students who need a high level of behavioral, social, and academic support may also attend this program but must remain in the program until the school year ends. See your middle school of attendance for more information.

Students in the COPE/Opportunity Program are in a self-contained class for their entire school day. The curriculum is based on grade-level content standards and each student’s individual schedule and course requirements. This program allows students with credit deficiencies to graduate within a timely manner. A strong emphasis is placed on credit recovery/course completion. Students also are able to build positive social/behavioral skills according to their unique needs.

Students attend one session, three hours per day, five days each week

  • AM Class Times 7:15 a.m. to 10:23 a.m.
  • PM Class Times: 11:00 a.m. to 2:08 p.m.

The COPE/Opportunity School format is mostly an independent study in a classroom setting with some direct instruction.

Students in COPE/Opportunity must:

  • complete 2 hours of community service per week (COPE Only)
  • complete 1 hour of counseling per week (COPE Only)
  • write a letter of apology to the referring administration (COPE Only)
  • complete at least 2 credits per week
  • develop a positive attitude
  • maintain satisfactory attendance (80%)
  • have appropriate behavior and no suspensions

Students in the COPE/Opportunity program are expected to meet their COPE Rehabilitation Plan which includes specific conditions. Once all requirements of this plan are met, students must either return to their comprehensive school or transfer to an alternative education program. Please see the chart below for graduation requirements at comprehensive high schools within Riverside Unified School District.

Students in the COPE/Opportunity Program will follow all classroom and school rules. Please review the campus rules, policies, consequences, interventions and graduation requirements located in the student handbook. Information on graduation requirements, rules, and regulations can also be found in your 2018-2019 EOC Parent/Student Handbook.

Graduation Requirements












History/Social Studies



Visual or Performing Arts/Career Technical Education/Foreign Language



Physical Education