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Congratulations Conejo Valley High School: A 2019 Model Continuation School

Conejo Valley High School is one of just 31 schools statewide to be newly designated the recognition of a Model Continuation High School for 2019. This announcement was made today from California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond. Schools are recognized as Model Continuation High Schools for their innovative approach to instruction and helping students who have faced many challenges—including behavior issues, chronic absenteeism, and truancy—get back on the pathway to learning.

“Being recognized by the state of California as a Model Continuation High School is a powerful validation that the overall educational and support programs we provide for our students are exceptional, and that CVHS will continue to evolve to meet the needs of our students and community,” Martin Manzer, Principal of Conejo Valley High School said.

Continuation schools provide a high school diploma program for students ages sixteen through eighteen who have not graduated from high school, are required to attend school, and are at risk of not completing their education.

“Conejo Valley High School’s leadership, teachers, counseling and administrative staff cultivate a safe and caring learning environment, while providing dynamic, and engaging academic programs that inspire students to pursue their passions and dreams after graduation day,” Brian Mercer, Director of High School Education & Assessment said. “We are so proud of the Conejo Valley High School team for receiving this well-deserved recognition, and for continually guiding students on a path of academic success.”

The schools were selected based on a comprehensive and competitive application process that involved effectiveness, assessments, and use of data. The process included a peer review panel and on-site visit.

The Model Continuation High Schools Recognition Program is a joint project of the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Continuation Education Association (CCEA). The program honors continuation high schools for the comprehensive services they provide at-risk youth through instructional strategies, flexible scheduling, guidance, and counseling.

More than 51,000 students attended the state’s 435 continuation high schools during the 2017–18 school year.

The 31 schools selected as Model Continuation High Schools retain their designation for three years and will be recognized at the 2019 CCEA State Conference in Fresno on April 26–28. For more information, please visit the CDE Continuation Education web page or the CCEA website.

Congratulations Conejo Valley High School!

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