The mission of our nonpublic schools is to prepare each student to be a functioning, contributing member of society by providing programs that foster academic, social, physical and psychological achievement. 

Reyn Franca School, Reyn Franca Annex (Stanislaus County), and Creative Alternatives School (Fresno County) are nonpublic schools who accept referrals from local school districts to serve students who may need additional support in order to be successful in the school setting. Each program provides high levels of staff support, structure, consistency, and positive behavioral supports in a uniquely therapeutic environment to help students maximize their individual potentials. 

Our staff and teaching teams are experienced in serving Special Education students with the following eligibilities: Emotionally Disturbed (ED), Intellectual Disability (ID), Autism Spectrum Disorder (AUT), Specific Learning Disorder (SLD), and Other Health Impairment (OHI).

Program Highlights

Our Schools

Reyn Franca School and Annex

4041 Main Street, Denair, CA 95316
(209) 668-8594 • Fax (209) 668-7443

Reyn Franca Annex Address:

1601 North Berkeley Ave., Turlock CA 95382
(209) 667-2214

Reyn Franca School (serving Stanislaus County) hosts approximately 72 children in grades K – 12 who due to various maladaptive behaviors, cannot attend public school. The program is designed to enable students to become contributing members of society while obtaining a quality education and the necessary skill sets for re-entry into a public school setting.

Each classroom accommodates up to 12 students who are instructed by a credentialed special education teacher and two teaching assistants. Lessons are derived from California State Standards and then individually modified to help students prepare for transition to public school. In addition to obtaining a solid academic background, students have access to psychological counseling for mental illness or emotional needs as well as speech and language therapy, behavioral support, music, art and other specialized support through RFS or by referral.

Creative Alternatives School

4460 E. Yale Ave., Fresno, CA 93703
(559) 385-7404 • Fax (559) 385-7406

Creative Alternatives Services serves students in grades K – 12 who due to various maladaptive behaviors, cannot attend public school. CAS also accommodates up to 12 students per classroom and is instructed by a credentialed special education teacher. 

Creative Alternatives School teachers focus on academic content and behavior support as it relates to the student’s IEP. The special education needs of the students at CAS are met by using specific teaching strategies that have been proven to be effective in changing student outcomes in a positive manner.

CAS currently serves students who reside in Fresno County.

Non-public Schools Staff

Director of Non-public Schools
Shelby Medeiros, MS, MA, PPS

Creative Alternatives School

Site Administrators
Michele Flores, M.S., P.P.S.
Klaudia Malpaya, M.A.   

Administrative Assistant
Rebecca Contreras Magaña   

School Counselor
Marlina Medina, M.A.

Darien Medlock, B.A.
Jim Perkins, B.A.
Heather Riley, B.A.


Reyn Franca School / Annex

Site Administrator
Travis Lake, M.A.     

Administrative Assistant
Nicholas Martinez   

School Counselor
Danusia Ramaley, M.A.

Dean Laffin, B.A.
Justin Brown, B.A.  
Carmen Flores, B.A. 
Kevin Hernandez-Brandebury, B.S.  


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