The Odyssey Continuation High School is a part of the citywide Los Angeles Unified School District Number 6. It is a special program sponsored by the Educational Options division that offers students an alternative when traditional high schools have not been successful. The goal is to keep the student enrolled in school rather than dropping out with no direction for the future. The school is home to grades 6-12, and students come from the South Gate and nearby Lynwood and Downey school districts. Principal Elsa Mendoza oversees a curriculum of math, English, science and computer science. The school also offers night classes for students who have joined the work force due to financial difficulties at home.