February 25, 2014
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2014 Model Continuation High Schools
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced the designation of 24 new Model Continuation High Schools. These schools are being recognized for their exemplary programs that provide at-risk students the environment they need to flourish.
"Continuation high schools serve as an alternative highway for struggling students to complete their high school education and continue on the road to higher learning or out into the workforce," Torlakson said.
Continuation high schools offer students aged 16 years or older an alternative high school diploma program. While most students who attend continuation high schools do so because they are behind in high school credits, others may be in need of a flexible school schedule because they have jobs outside of school, family needs, or other circumstances.
More than 67,000 students attended the state's 479 continuation high schools in the 2012–13 school year. These alternative programs focus on school-to-career education, individualized instructional strategies, and intensive guidance and counseling.
The Model Continuation High School Recognition Program is a partnership between the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Continuation Education Association (CCEA). The goal of the partnership is to identify and recognize outstanding programs and creates a resource list of quality programs for school visitations.
There was a total of 27 applicants. Twenty-five applicants were selected to be visited by a review team. During the site visits, the review team interviewed staff, teachers, students, stakeholders, and others familiar with the school. The recurring response from students when asked about what makes their school special was that "the teachers and staff care about the students."
Selected schools retain their title for three years. Awardees are eligible to purchase a Model Continuation High School flag to display at their school and will also be recognized in May at the CCEA State Conference in North Hollywood.
For information on continuation education, please visit the CDE Continuation Education Web page. For more information on the CCEA, please visit the CCEA Web site at California Continuation Education Association [http://www.cceanet.org/] .
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List of 2014 Model Continuation High Schools
- Alta Vista High School, 1575 Bonair Drive, Vista, CA 92084-3572, JoAnn Jones, Principal, 760-724-3775.
- Apollo High School, 1835 Cunningham Avenue, San Jose, CA 95122-1712, Yovi Murillo, Principal, 408-928-5400.
- Aurora High School, 641 Rockwood Avenue, Calexico, CA 92231-2700, John Moreno, Principal, 760-768-3940.
- Boynton High School, 901 Boynton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95117, Michael Madalinski, Principal, 408-626-3404.
- Broadway High School, 4825 Speak Lane, San Jose, CA 95118-3769, Stephanie Ogden, Principal, 408-535-6285.
- Buena Vista High School, 3717 Michelson Street, Lakewood, CA 90712, Jean Law, Principal, 562-602-8090.
- Coronado High School, 1500 East Francisquito Avenue, West Covina, CA 91791, Armando Marentes, Principal, 626-931-1810.
- Creekside High School, 24150 Hayes Avenue, Murrieta, CA 92562, Jared Rogers, Principal, 951-696-1409.
- Del Valle High School, 2253 Fifth Street, Livermore, CA 94550-4549, Darrel Avilla, Principal, 925-606-4709.
- Desert Valley High School, 104 West Magnolia Street, Brawley, CA 92227-1583, Antonio Munguia, Principal, 760-312-5100.
- El Camino High School, 14625 Keese Drive, Whittier, CA 90604, Darryl Brown, Principal, 562-944-0033.
- Fairvalley High School, 231 East Stephanie Drive, Covina, CA 91722, Dan Gribbon, Principal, 626-974-6420.
- Independence High School, 385 Pleasant Valley Road, Diamond Springs, CA 95619-1450, Alison Gennai, Principal, 530-622-7090.
- Jereann Bowman High School, 21508 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA 91350-2947, Robin Geissler, Principal, 661-253-4400.
- Lopez Continuation High School, 1055 Mesa View Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-3311, Charlissa Skinner, Principal, 805-474-3750.
- Major General Raymond Murray High School, 215 North Melrose Drive, Vista, CA 92083-5720, Chuck Hoover, Principal, 760-631-2502.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. High School, 635 B Street, Davis, CA 95616, Jeff Rogers, Principal, 530-757-5425.
- Oak View High School, 5701 Conifer Street, Oak Park, CA 91377-1072, Stewart McGugan, Principal, 818-735-3217.
- Olympic High School, 721 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405, Janie Yuguchi-Gates, Principal, 310-392-2494.
- Rancho Del Mar High School, 38 Crest Road West, Rolling Hills, CA 90274-5058, Rosemary Humphrey, Principal, 310-377-6691.
- Sierra High School, 11661 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161-4951, Jane Loomis, Principal, 530-582-2640.
- Valley High School, 410 North Hidden Trails Road, Escondido, CA 92027, Saundra Uribe-Silverman, Principal, 760-291-2240.
- Valley Continuation High School, 6901 York Drive, Dublin, CA 94568-2100, Rinda Bartley, Principal, 925-829-4322.
- Vicente Martinez High School, 614 F Street, Martinez, CA 94553-3212, Carol Adams, Principal, 925-228-9232.
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Tom Torlakson —
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5206, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100