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Serra High School Earns Statewide Recognition as Model Continuation School
Posted 3/8/19

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA – Serra High School has earned statewide recognition as a 2019 Model Continuation High School for its innovative approach to instruction and helping students who have faced many challenges, including behavior issues, chronic absenteeism, and truancy.

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.

“I am extremely proud of our students, staff, teachers, and our school,” said Principal Meg Ervais. “Each year, we strive to improve and add new opportunities and experiences for our students, preparing them to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.”


All schools honored offer strategic and specialized programs. This year, Serra High School added a STEM lab, along with new Career and Technical Education courses, designed to provide students with hands-on experience in preparation for college and career success. The school has also established a relationship with a local college, where students have the option to take college-level courses during the school day, giving them a head start on their college education, and providing them a competitive edge in the workplace. The school also increased its attendance, credit completion, and graduation rates over the past three years.

The selection process included a comprehensive and competitive application that involved program effectiveness, assessments, and use of data. Additionally, the process included a peer review panel and an on-site visit. The selected schools retain their designation for three years and will be recognized at the 2019 CCEA State Conference in Santa Clara April 26-28, 2019.





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