California Department of Education

School Accountability Report Card

Reported Using Data from the 2013–14 School Year

Published During 2014–15

For         New Haven Non-Public School


Address:    216 W. Los Angeles Dr.                           Phone: 760.630.4035

Principal:   Doreen Quinn                                           Grade Span:   3 – 12


Every school in California is required by state law to publish a School Accountability Report Card (SARC), by February 1 of each year. The SARC contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school. Under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) all local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to prepare a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which describes how they intend to meet annual school-specific goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities. Additionally, data reported in an LCAP is to be consistent with data reported in the SARC.

  • For more information about SARC requirements, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC Web page at
  • View this SARC online at the school and/or LEA Web sites.
  • For more information about the LCFF or LCAP, see the CDE LCFF Web page at
  • For additional information about the school, parents and community members should contact the school principal.

About New Haven School

School Contact Information – Most Recent Year

School Name New Haven Non-Public School
Street 216 W. Los Angeles Dr.
City, State, Zip Vista, CA 92083
Phone Number 760.630.4035
Principal Doreen Quinn
E-mail Address
Web Site
County-District-School (CDS) Code 37 68452 7072713

School Description and Mission Statement – Most Recent Year

Our Mission: Providing professional care, education, and treatment for youth and families with emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges

 School Description:

New Haven Non-Public School is a program of New Haven Youth and Family Services, Inc., a California non-profit corporation which incorporated in 1967.  New Haven school provides results-oriented academic intervention.  Our school works to engage and instruct youth who have been unsuccessful in public school to due to behavioral, mental health, substance abuse, learning disabilities, and truancy problems.  New Haven provides individualized, highly structured classroom education to students with an emphasis on social and life skills development.

Students attending New Haven school have a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that specifically prescribes a non-public school as the least restrictive educational environment to meet the student’s needs.  The IEP guides the education of each of our students, identifying educational needs, services, and measures of progress.  Most of our students are with us for approximately one year or less, and while we focus on success for all of our students, many students leave New Haven to less restrictive environment to complete their credit requirements for graduation.


New Haven is contracted with 50+ school districts throughout California, and we offer:

  • Individualized lesson plans aligned with California state standards.
  • 12-to-1 student to Special Education Teacher ratio with a qualified teaching assistant per classroom.
  • Technology infused with computer-assisted online curriculum that is individualized to meet each student’s performance level, credit needs, and areas of interest.
  • Literacy and functional math skills emphasis.
  • Speech and language, adaptive physical education, and occupational therapy.
  • Study skills enhanced learning through organizational and time management, comprehension, study aids, and test taking.
  • Career technical education and life skills development is a focus for New Haven School
    • For more details, please review the Career and Technical Education Section below.

Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2013–14)

Grade Level Number of Students
Grade 3 0
Grade 4 0
Grade 5 0
Grade 6 1
Grade 7 4
Grade 8 4
Ungraded Elementary 0
Grade 9 9
Grade 10 17
Grade 11 18
Grade 12 13
Ungraded Secondary 2
Total Enrollment 68

Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2013–14)

Group Percent of Total Enrollment
Black or African American 10%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic or Latino 24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
White 56%
Two or More Races 9%
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged 100%
English Learners 0%
Students with Disabilities 100%

School Facility Conditions and Planned Improvements – Most Recent Year

New Haven continues to maintain its aging building to maintain a clean and safe educational environment. Our facilities are definitely aged and worn, but our internal maintenance team along with outside contractors keep our facilities operating well.

School Facility Good Repair Status – Most Recent Year

System Inspected Repair Needed and Action Taken or Planned
Good Fair Poor  
Systems: Gas Leaks, Mechanical/HVAC, Sewer X
Interior: Interior Surfaces X Painting of walls in the classrooms and hallway is planned for 2015.
Cleanliness: Overall Cleanliness, Pest/ Vermin Infestation X
Electrical: Electrical X
Restrooms/Fountains: Restrooms, Sinks/ Fountains X
Safety: Fire Safety, Hazardous Materials X
Structural: Structural Damage, Roofs X
External: Playground/School Grounds, Windows/ Doors/Gates/Fences X We are developing a plan to improve our play field and make it more tolerant to drought.

Overall Facility Rate – Most Recent Year

Overall Rating Exemplary Good Fair Poor

Career Technical Education Programs (School Year 2013–14)

New Haven School’s career technical education and apprenticeship programs are tailored to meet the needs of our students.  Our comprehensive training curriculum invites career exploration and provides real world experience as it creates multiple pathways to entry-level employment.  Currently, New Haven school focuses on building trades with an emphasis on sustainable construction and alternative energy, food service training to access San Diego County’s lucrative hospitality, catering, recreation, and leisure industries, as well as computer technology with an introduction to career pathways in both hardware and software technology.

New Haven School provides:

  • Vocational and life skill assessment and transitional planning for youth 14 and older;
  • Pre-apprenticeship instruction through our Youth Build community service program;
  • Fully equipped woodshop offering advanced furniture craftsmanship and fine detail lathe operation;
  • Culinary arts training through a classroom kitchen lab, internships, and student-centered business;
  • Hands-on software and hardware computer exploration on multiple platforms; and
  • Comprehensive transitional work-readiness and independent living skills program designed to maximize our students’ realization of their highest potential.

Career Technical Education Participation (School Year 2013–14)

Measure CTE Program Participation
Number of pupils participating in CTE 68


Parents are invited to participate in twice monthly family counseling sessions with our program specialist. The sessions focus on helping the student be successful in school, improve their positive social skills, and identify and achieve transition goals to move a student to a less restrictive education environment.

Parents are provided monthly reports of progress for their student. These monthly reports detail areas of strength and areas for improvement. Both quantitative (reports of behavioral points earned) and qualitative data is provided (Special Incident Reports and a narrative report of progress provided by our program specialist/ teacher team. We invite parents and guardians to discuss these reports with our education/ treatment team.

School Safety Plan – Most Recent Year

Our Comprehensive Safety Plan was last reviewed and released to our staff and students in September of 2014.  New Haven conducts monthly safety drills to ensure that staff and students are aware of safety procedures and can follow instructions quickly, calmly, and efficiently.

Types of Services Funded (Fiscal Year 2013–14)

Instruction and educational support services as described and defined in our students’ Individualized Education Plans.

Professional Development – Most Recent Three Years

New Haven provides our teachers and teacher assistants with monthly training after school.  Topics for trainings are developed by the school administration in collaboration with the teachers and other school personnel based upon the identified needs of our students.  Student needs are identified through a variety of forums, including review of academic and behavioral data, student surveys, and feedback from our parents and home school districts.

Sample training topics include:

  • Positive Behavioral Supports
  • Maintaining a Safe, Clean, Therapeutic Classroom
  • Analysis of Behavior
  • Child Abuse Reporting
  • Classroom data management and analysis
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Meeting the Needs of Special Needs Students