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Model Continuation High School Recognition Program

Honors outstanding continuation high schools for their comprehensive programs and provides a list of model continuation high schools for school visitations.

The Model Continuation High School (MCHS) Recognition Program identifies and recognizes outstanding programs and creates a resource list of quality programs for school visitations. These schools provide comprehensive services to at-risk youth through the use of exemplary instructional strategies, flexible scheduling, and guidance and counseling services. The California Department of Education (CDE) encourages continuation high schools that meet the eligibility criteria to submit an application to the MCHS Recognition Program.

Application Packet

Invitation letter, intent to submit, application, and forms for the 2019–20 MCHS Recognition Program.
Applications are due to the CDE by no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Document Description
Invitation Letter Letter inviting principals of continuation high schools to apply for the 2019–20 MCHS Recognition Program
Intent to Submit Online form will close on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 4 p.m.
MCHS Recognition Program Application (DOCX) Overview and Instructions to complete the application
Attachment A (PDF) Annual Assurance of Services Form (for information only)
Attachment B (PDF) Application Cover Sheet
Attachment C (PDF) School Information Sheet
Attachment D (PDF) Certification Form
Attachment E (PDF) Glossary
Attachment F (PDF) Narrative Statements: School Profile, School Management, and The Way Credits Are Earned
Attachment G (PDF) Program Effectiveness Statements: School Evaluation of Effectiveness, Student Assessment Results, Use of Additional Data, and How Use of Data is Noteworthy
Attachment H (PDF) Quality Indicators (Self-Evaluation)
Attachment I (PDF) Exemplary Components Checklist
Attachment J (PDF) Application Checklist

Annual Assurance of Services Forms for Current MCHSs

Schools selected as MCHSs are required to submit an Annual Assurance of Services Form to the CDE by June 30 for each of the second and third years of designation. This form certifies that the school meets or exceeds the MCHS Recognition Program standards. Links to Annual Assurance of Services Forms for current MCHSs are provided below.

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, February 26, 2020