Students are considered for the Golden Gate Community School when referred by one or more of the following: Court wards or dependents whose case manager (Judge, Probation Officer, or Social Service) has determined that it is in the student's best interest to attend the Golden Gate Community School, and/or as a transition period from an institutional program. It also serves District students whose needs have been reviewed by the District School Attendance Review Board (SARB), or whose parents have requested attendance in the Golden Gate Community School. Expelled students who may no longer attend district schools may also attend this school. Students who have been referred by the Probation Department as informal probationers will be carried as an at risk student if agreed to by all parties. Since each Golden Gate Community School student was previously placed in a local school program, Golden Gate seeks to transition the students back to an appropriate educational, training, and/or employment setting upon completion of their contractual requirements. The Golden Gate program is student-centered and adapted to meet the student's individual needs.