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1610 West Burbank Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91506

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(818) 566-7525
(818) 566-7712
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October 24, 2014
This school is highly suspect for summer school. Beware! They don't give any grades until you see the transcript. They return no work to prove their grades and do not return it even when requested. Beware before risking your child grades on this school. Cant rate principal or parent because there is none The teachers only tests and grade. they do not instruct nor give any feedback.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2014
This school is okay . I only have gone for summerschool but I think that this school has pushed me to earn all my credits that were necessary to get ahead . The only thing I don't really like is having to test after every single packet I finish 30-40 pages and I still have to test with the possiblity to have to redo the full packet if I fail . I strongly believe that the teachers are not there to help the students other than to provide the textbook, packets, and tests. I have done all this work and at the end of it all I don't learn anything but at least I get my credits

- submitted by a community member
November 04, 2013
This school is a joke. The teachers are not teachers, they are secretaries. My daughter came from a different country and struggled with algebra in the past. Options for youth did not help her but made her feel stupid. She took the algebra test 6 times! She failed every time! And she went to tutoring every chance she had. Her secretary did not care how much she was damaging her, she only treated her like a number. Horrible!!

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2013
Options for Youth is a VERY shady organization. I taught there and the whole purpose of the school is to make as much money as possible from the state. CA pays Options for each day a student is present on campus and receiving instruction. Teachers are required to have students sign attendance sheets FOR DAYS WHEN THE STUDENT IS NOT EVEN PRESENT. I don't know if this is illegal, but it's very shady. Additionally, teachers are encouraged to send students home if they are not ready to take a test (again, Options gets money for every passed student.) Never mind that the student might need extra help. Teachers are actively discouraged from spending too much time with any one student. This place is ridiculous. Their whole point of existence is to take money from the state. Students are looked at as a necessary evil. This is not a real education -- this is a scam.

- submitted by a teacher
March 16, 2010
I love Options for Youth, I'm in the 8th grade and about to finish early by the end of April. Even though I'm switching to a traditional high school for 9th, I'm going to miss my teacher who helped me through alot. Thank you Ms. Emeth.

- submitted by a student
no rating December 13, 2008
Love this school! Have Attended for the rest of my years while working on HM. I might even graduate early! Thanks OFY!

- submitted by a student
October 31, 2008
I love this school. Just the fact that I can go at my own pace and not have to deal with teenage drama is the greatest thing ever! The staff is great as well. We get to go on field trips and everything a traditional school gets to do. There isn't really much of a down side to it.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 24, 2008
I had a tough time during my last years of high school. I was expecting my first child and hadn't completed my education. There were so many times I wanted to quit school but for some reason my teacher kept calling, checking on me encouraging me to complete the course. I am so grateful to God for sending her into my life. She could've let me fall on the wayside but she kept on pestering me and I completed my education and passed with good grades thank you Options for Youth!

- submitted by a student
June 28, 2007
The best school Ive ever had the privlage of going to. And the staff is awesome. The curiculum is easy to understand and u learn alot in so lil time. Thanx OFY. I graduated in 06 thru Shawneen Storlie. She was the best teacher there.

- submitted by a community member
November 01, 2006
If not for Options, I never would've finished High School. Thanks to the fantastic teachers I was able to graduate in my expected year (2002) and get a diploma. This school does it's best to help students that public school has given up on or doesn't want to deal with, and encourages every student to strive to reach their goals. And though I was not in a regular public school, I still got a prom, a 'Grad Night' and a graduation ceremony. This school fills a void that so many students fall into and helps them lead productive lives that they might otherwise not have had access to, and I could not be more thankful that I was here. In regard to the review below me, I once asked the reason why the Home Study program closed, and I believe that the review is not an accurate representation of what happened.

- submitted by a former student
January 12, 2006
OFY faltered when they aborted their home study program, yesteryear. Unfortunately, scores of 'former' students were left to fend for themselves. No alternate option is proximite and necessitates compromised effort to maintain a 'certified' overview for the student's welfare. If OFY flourished in any capacity, it was due their geographic location within the LAUSD boundaries. Sans a suitable alternative, any ancillary choice provides satellite involvement, only.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2005
Charter Schools have, in my families experience, so much more to offer. I have children who have struggled with larger classes, and little feedback or class help. The charter school has made a huge difference in not only my child's academic development but his development as a person. He has gained a new respect for authority and for school, no matter how difficult. He gives 100% now. because he knows where he stands and what he must do to succeed. And he has the support from not just his family but his school as well. This has made a huge difference in his self esteem and that in turn has been a large part of the difference we have seen in him academically. Thank goodness for Charter Schools. Its what I feel all schools should be (are suppose to be).

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2005
This is an amazing school offering plenty of opportunities for students who have not been successful in a traditional school setting. Options has enabled several students to obtain a diploma when others schools had dismissed them. They do receive a diploma, not a GED and they are able to participate in a graduation ceremony with cap and gown.

- submitted by a teacher
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Options For Youth-Burbank Charter School
1610 West Burbank Boulevard, Burbank, CA  91506
(818) 566-7525
Last modified Options For Youth-Burbank Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Options For Youth-Burbank Charter School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top