G230 Academy

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G230 Academy provides students that are struggling in a traditional classroom setting the opportunity to obtain academic credit and extended teacher support in an alternative setting designed to help those students earn their high school diploma.

Students in 12th grade who are deficient credits and need recovery intervention in order to make up credits and receive a diploma receive enrollment priority. Those who achieve sufficient credit recovery prior to graduation may graduate with their current high school site, or they may return to their comprehensive site of residence at the semester if they are back on track for graduation.  11th graders may be enrolled after April testing at the sites.


Back to School Portal

Student emergency contact cards must be updated annually. Please update your student’s Emergency Contact information by no later than Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Look in Files & Links for instructions and the link to the Back to School Portal. 

Distance Learning in Effect

Until further notice and/or directions from Governor Gavin Newsom, all schools will open to distance learning until specific criteria are met and it is safe for students to return to the classroom. Stanislaus County is currently on the state watchlist. When the county is off the watchlist for at least 14 days, students may return to the classroom. For G230, we still are unsure about what that means, but we will stay in close contact with parents and students with any updates. In the meantime, contact will be made with returning students to ensure each student has a District device and Internet access. Students will be contacted through Schoology for assignments beginning the first day of school. Daily, online attendance is MANDATORY.

If you are a parent with a student currently on the G230 Academy waitlist, G230 Academy is now making appointments based on position on the waitlist. We are filling seats in both the Pearson and Johansen Academies. If you would like to speak to someone in the Academy, please call our main number at 209-574-8192. If you do not receive a response, please call 209-492-2094, Monday thru Friday, from 8:00am to 3:00pm. Waitlisted students will not lose their place. G230 staff will keep you as up-to-date as possible.


Modesto City Schools will be providing breakfast and lunch for anyone 18 years old and younger throughout the summer, Monday thru Friday. In the “Files and Links” section there is a schedule with the times and locations. 


If you are already a G230 Academy student, instructions for obtaining work permits have been posted in Schoology. All summer work permits expired August 17th so please make sure you know how to obtain a new one.


The District Calendar for the 2020-21 school year has been posted on the Modesto City Schools website!  Find them now under Files & Links.  

Who Attends?

Down Credits - High school juniors and seniors who are deficient credits, need recovery intervention and accelerated options to make up credits and get back on track for graduation.  Seniors have priority but junior referrals are accepted for the following school year.

Special Circumstances

  • Students identified as at-risk of dropping out and who, for a variety of reasons, have found that the traditional structure of a comprehensive site is not the ideal learning environment for them.
  • Students who demonstrate skills in organization, motivation, and self-discipline that would make an individualized, on-line learning environment more suitable for their learning style and success.
  • Students must be able to attend classes daily and provide their own transportation.
  • Students must demonstrate behavior consistent with a quiet, productive learning environment.

How is a student enrolled?

High school administrators and counselors refer students to the G230 Academy. Enrollment depends on available space. When the program reaches capacity, subsequent referrals are placed on a wait-list until space becomes available. G230 Academy staff notify counselors and/or students or parents when space opens up and they are next on the wait-list. In some cases, the G230 Academy can enroll students who have not obtained their diploma and who have not been continuously enrolled in school after their 12th grade year.

For more information about G230 Academy – Pearson, please call the main number at (209) 574-8192.

G230 Academy

Pearson Education Center

500 Locust Street

Modesto, CA 95351

For more information about G230 Academy – Johansen, please call the main number at (209) 492-1828.

G230 Academy @ Johansen

641 Norseman Drive

Modesto, CA 95357



Non-descrimination Policy

Modesto City Schools does not allow discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, nationality/national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification/ethnicity, age, religion, marital status/ pregnancy/ parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, medical information or association with a person or group with one of more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For questions or complaints, contact Equity Officer: Brad Goudeau, Associate Superintendent, Educational Services, Modesto City Schools – 426 Locust Street, Modesto, CA 95351. Phone: 209-574-1598, Email: [email protected]  and Title IX Compliance Officer: Brad Goudeau, Associate Superintendent, Educational Services, Modesto City Schools – 426 Locust Street, Modesto, CA 95351. Phone: 209-574-1598, Email: [email protected] .