The Clovis Unified School District is located in the San Joaquin Valley and includes city, suburban, and rural portions of the city of Clovis, the city of Fresno, Fresno County unincorporated areas, as well as Friant. The Clovis Unified School District has a population of approximately 34,000 students in grades K-12 as well as an Adult School program. The District is composed of 32 elementary schools, five (5) intermediate schools, five (5) high schools, two (2) continuation schools, one (1) alternative (independent study) school, one (1) community day school, one (1) adult school, and one (1) charter school.
Gateway is located at 1550 Herndon Avenue in the northeast area of the city of Clovis. Enterprise Independent Study is located at 1655 David E Cook Way and shares the campus with Clovis Online School. Alternative Education serves all of the schools within the Clovis Unified School District.
Alternative Education is a valid alternative to the comprehensive high school. The mission is to provide a credible educational program that offers a meaningful experience designed to meet the educational and social needs of students. For those students assigned involuntarily to the program, it provides opportunities to correct academic deficiencies, demonstrate improved attendance, or provide evidence of improved attitudes and/or behavior. For those voluntary enrollments, the provision of a credible high school education is essential. It is critical, however, that all three schools provide reasonable alternative to the comprehensive high school time frame, instructional delivery method, and curriculum design. Providing support to high at-risk students is a priority of the entire staff. Credit requirements to earn a diploma are aligned with those of the comprehensive high schools, thereby allowing the student the opportunity to return to graduate.