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.