Two of 37 schools designated Model Continuation High Schools for 2016 are in San Diego County.
Ivy High School in Fallbrook Union High School District and Twin Oaks High School in San Marcos Unified School District were recognized for their innovative teaching approaches that enable students with diverse needs to complete their high school education.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said in his announcement today: "I commend these schools for their exceptional work in keeping our students on the path to career and college readiness."
The Model Continuation High School Recognition Program is a partnership between the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Continuation Education Association (CCEA).
Continuation high schools meet the needs of students aged 16 years or older who have not graduated from high school, are at risk of not graduating, and are not exempt from compulsory school attendance. The minimum attendance is 15 hours per week or 180 minutes daily.
Students benefit from the supplemental programs and services offered, such as independent study courses, career counseling, job placement, apprenticeships, and concurrent enrollment in community college.
More than 60,000 students attended the state's 460 continuation high schools in the 2014–15 school year.
The selected schools, which retain their title for three years, will be recognized at the 2016 CCEA State Conference April 29 to May 1, 2016, in Riverside.