CUSD FRESH START
The mission of the Simon Youth Foundation® is to foster and improve educational opportunities, career development, and life skills for at-risk youth through focused programs and initiatives. To achieve our mission of positively impacting the lives of youth, the Foundation has developed two major initiatives: Education Resource Centers Scholarship Programs The Simon Youth Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, was established in August of 1998 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Fresh Start teachers meet individually with students from throughout the Capistrano Unified School District as they complete academic requirements for a high school diploma. Programs are individualized to meet the diverse needs of students who may enroll concurrently at their home comprehensive high school for up to two courses. Fresh Start students are supported by Academic Advisors and other support staff from their home high schools to ensure their success.