At the Alternative Education Center we believe that all students can achieve at high levels and become productive members of the 21st century society.  To this end, we will provide a rigorous, relevant standards-based curriculum through varied and effective teaching strategies in a caring, safe, learning environment.


Daily Affirmation Created by Ms. Salli Jones:

We are the Phoenix, the mighty mighty Phoenix.
We will never settle in the ash, but rise up in a flash.
To spread our wings, to discover new things.
That's what we do time and time again through and through.
We are the Phoenix, the mighty mighty Phoenix.

Bill Manes High School Mission and Vision

The mission at the San Pasqual Valley Alternative Education Center is to provide a high quality standards based education in an alternative setting from the comprehensive high school so that a student can improve his/her basic academic skills and successfully return to graduate from the comprehensive high school or graduate from the center.  To achieve this mission we will:

  • Provide standards based instruction and materials.
  • Develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for each student.
  • Allow a student to earn credits at an accelerated pace.
  • Provide a safe and orderly environment for student learning.
  • Promote respect of self, others and property


School Plan for Student Achievement

2020-2021 SPSA English

2020-2021 SPSA Espanol

Anonymous Reporting

The District has adopted an anonymous reporting system through Catapult EMS.  If you would like to report bullying, concern for self or others, discrimination or harassment, threat to school or students, or an anonymous tip report, please click the link below:

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Common Core Standards

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Bill Manes/Alternative Ed Continuation High School is open to all students in SPVUSD age 16 or older*.

The program of Bill Manes is an alternatively structured education model, designed to permit students to focus on only two classes per grading period, with the potential to complete as many as 8 courses per school year.   

Students at Bill Manes may be permitted to participate in many activities with their peers at SPVHS, including athletics and assemblies,  and voluntarily enrolled students may petition for transfer to SPVHS at each semester end.

 The following is required to register a student:

  • Proof of Age:
    • Certified copy of birth record
    • Statement by the local registrar or county recorder certifying the date of birth
    • Baptism certificate
    • Passport
  • Shot records – grades 7-12 must have TDAP shot
  • Residency-2 forms of residency are required (for example):
    • Property tax payment receipts
    • Rental property contract, lease, or payment receipts
    • Utility service contract, statements, or payment receipts
    • Pay stubs
    • Voter registration
    • Correspondence from a government agency
    • Declaration of residency executed by the parent or legal guardian of the student
  • Transcript-or report card, anything from the other school to show where to place student


Bill Manes/Alternative Ed Continuation High School students who are voluntarily enrolled may participate in interscholastic sports as a member of the San Pasqual Valley High School athletic teams.   Students must meet the eligibility requirements listed below.

Bill Manes/Alternative Ed Continuation High School Athletic Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a voluntary transfer to Bill Manes
  • Must maintain a 2.0 GPA and are no more than two (2) failing grades.
  • Must be in full attendance during the week of the game.
  • Must not violate the SARB attendance contract.
  • Parents will be responsible for transportation to practice and access to games.


Salli Jones - 760-572-0222 ext 2303

Office Directory

Espinoza, Georgia - School Secretary   - - 760-572-0222 ext. 2298

Angie Wright - Outreach Consultant - - 760-572-0222 ext. 2301

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