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.



G230 Academy is filling up fast at both Pearson and Johansen. Students must receive a referral from their home high school Counselor to be considered for admission into the Academy. If you have already met with your Counselor, please make sure your student attends their regular high school session until you receive a call for an Intake (orientation) from either Pearson or Johansen.


Student cell phones MUST be turned off and kept in an Academy-provided pouch at all times.  Cell phone violations are considered to be very serious and may result in a student being dismissed from the Academy.  Also, smart watches are not allowed at any time in G230 Academy.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you are a parent or guardian and need to contact your currently enrolled student, please call our main phone number at (209) 574-8192.


The District Calendar for the 2019-20 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