California Model School Flag - CCEAThe Model Continuation High School (MCHS) recognition program is sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE), Educational Options Division, in cooperation with the California Continuation Education Association Plus (CCEA Plus).

CDE receives numerous requests from school districts, the media, and other state agencies for a list of effective continuation schools that they may visit. The Model Schools Education Recognition Program identifies and recognizes outstanding continuation high schools and creates a resource list for school visits and other forms of peer mentoring. These schools provide exemplary programs to at-risk youth through the use of innovative instructional strategies, flexible scheduling, and guidance and counseling services.

The Model Schools program started in 1990, and for over thirty years has been the high-water mark for continuation schools and alternative education in the state of California. Schools undergo a rigorous application and review process, including examination of programs and procedures, and on-campus visitation.

Model Continuation High School (MCHS) Recognition Program:
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Model Schools (MCHS) Program Overview:

  • Began in 1990 as a collaboration between the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Continuation Education Association Plus (CCEA Plus).
  • Identifies and recognizes outstanding programs.
  • Creates a resource list of quality programs for visitations and other forms of technical assistance — MCHS educators have committed to being mentors for other continuation educators.
  • Identifies individuals to assist with the review and rating of applications and Site Validation Visits.

Requirements and Application

CDE CCEA Model School Seal (MCHS)CDE encourages all continuation high schools that have been in operation a minimum of two years and meet other eligibility criteria to review their programs and submit an application for statewide recognition.

Selected schools are Model Schools for three years; after that, those schools will need to re-apply.

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Our Model Schools

Conejo Valley High School, Model Schools Award 2019

We would like to congratulate our current Model Schools!  Selected schools are awarded in person at the annual CCEA Conference each April/May. For 2022, the Model School Gala will be May 6, 2022. Each is listed below in alphabetical order with contact information — please note: contacts for each school will change from time to time.

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2022 Model Continuation High Schools

  1. Abraham Lincoln Continuation High School, 4341 Victoria Avenue, Riverside, CA, 92507-5009 — Phone: 951-788-7371 | Hector Valdez, Principal
  2. Adelante High School, 350 Atlantic Street, Roseville, CA, 95678-1849 — Phone: 916-782-3155 | Sybil Healy, Principal
  3. Allan F. Daily High School, 220 North Kenwood, Glendale, CA, 91206-4209 — Phone: 818-247-4805 | Lonny Root, Principal
  4. Alta Vista High School, 1325 Bryant Avenue, Mountain View, CA, 94040-4527 — Phone: 650-691-2433 | Bill Pierce, Principal
  5. Apollo High School, 3150 School Street, Simi Valley, CA, 93065-3998 — Phone: 805-520-6150 | Dean May, Principal
  6. Brea Canyon High School, 689 North Wildcat Way, Brea, CA, 92821-7400 — Phone: 714-990-7882 | Kristin Risberg, Principal
  7. Capistrano Union High School, 31422 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675-2600 — Phone: 949-489-7216 | Brittany Casey, Principal
  8. Columbus High School, 12330 Woodruff Avenue, Downey, CA, 90241-5610 — Phone: 562-904-3552 | Xochitl Ortiz, Principal
  9. Conejo Valley High School, 1400 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362-2198 — Phone: 805-498-6646 | Martin Manzer, Principal
  10. El Camino High School, 14640 Mercado Avenue, La Mirada, CA, 90638-4210 — Phone: 562-210-2700 | Mark Hunter, Principal
  11. El Camino Real Continuation High School, 1351 East Orangethorpe Avenue, Placentia, CA, 92870-5302 — Phone: 714-986-7060 | Carey Aiello, Principal
  12. El Puente High School, 1691 Saipan Avenue, Firebaugh, CA, 93622-2465 — Phone: 559-659-3899 | Terry Anderson, Principal
  13. John H. Milor High School, 266 West Randall, Rialto, CA, 92376-6926 — Phone: 909-820-8110 | Kyla Griffin, Principal
  14. Kings River High School, 1801 Seventh Street, Sanger, CA, 93657-2895 — Phone: 559-524-6490 | Jon Tillotson, Principal
  15. Lee V. Pollard High School, 185 Magnolia Avenue, Corona, CA, 92879-3329 — Phone: 951-736-3367 | Michael Ridgway, Principal
  16. Lorin Griset Academy, 1915 West McFadden, Santa Ana, CA, 92704-2902 — Phone: 714-648-2900 | Michael Parra, Principal
  17. Maple High School, 4010 Jupiter Avenue, Lompoc, CA, 93436-1819 — Phone: 805-742-3150 | Laurel Ciervo, Principal
  18. March Mountain High School, 24551 Dracaea Avenue, Moreno Valley, CA, 92553-3745 — Phone: 951-571-4800 | Steve Quintero, Principal
  19. Marie L. Hare Continuation High School, 12012 Magnolia Street, Garden Grove, CA, 92841-1644 — Phone: 714-663-6508 | Lydia Machado, Principal
  20. Mount Toro High School, 10 Sherwood Place, Salinas, CA, 93906-4010 — Phone: 831-796-7700 | Gloria Chaidez, Principal
  21. Nueva Continuation High School, 8600 Palm Avenue, Lamont, CA, 93241-2212 — Phone: 661-845-1532 | Rocio Cantu, Administrator
  22. Nueva Vista Continuation High School, 6836 34th Street, Jurupa Valley, CA, 92509-1301 — Phone: 951-360-2802 | Jorge Galvan, Principal
  23. Pacific High School, 501 College Drive, Ventura, CA, 93003-3413 — Phone: 805-289-7950 | Deidre Monarres, Principal
  24. Paloma Creek High School, 10801 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA, 93422-8867 — Phone: 805-462-4350 | Elisabeth Madding, Principal
  25. Redwood High School, 1968 Old County Road, Redwood City, CA, 94063-1073 — Phone: 650-369-1411 | Stephanie Ogden, Principal
  26. R.K. Lloyde High School, 4951 Marine Avenue, Lawndale, CA, 90260-1251 — Phone: 310-263-3264 | Benjamin Wardrop, Principal
  27. Ruben Salazar High School, 9115 Balfour Street, Pico Rivera, CA, 90660-3225 — Phone: 562-801-7680 | Zan Mason, Principal
  28. San Antonio High School, 125 West San Jose Avenue, Claremont, CA, 91711-5205 — Phone: 909-398-0316 | Felipe Delvasto, Coordinator, Alternative Education
  29. San Joaquin Valley High School, 900 Newmark Avenue, Parlier, CA, 93648-2034 — Phone: 559-646-2723 | Israel Almendarez, Principal
  30. Slover Mountain High School, 325 Hermosa Street, Colton, CA, 92324-1901 — Phone: 909-580-5013 | Tiffany Hampton, Principal
  31. Somerset High School, 9242 East Laurel Street, Bellflower, CA, 90706-7607 — Phone: 562-804-6548 | Cliff Higgins, Principal
  32. Travis Education Center, 2775 DeRonde Drive, Fairfield, CA, 94533-9710 — Phone: 707-437-8265 | Janelle Preston, Principal
  33. Valley Alternative, 15430 Shadybend Drive, Hacienda Heights, CA, 91745-2121 — Phone: 626-933-3401 | Joaquin Martinez, Principal
  34. Valley Vista High School, 9600 Dolphin Street, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708-4603 — Phone: 714-964-7766 | Jessie Marion, Principal
  35. Vista West High School, 7115 Rosedale Highway, Bakersfield, CA, 93308-5845 — Phone: 661-589-4242 | Michael Mullings, Administrator
  36. Wasco Independence High School, 1445 Poso Drive, Wasco, CA, 93280-2353 — Phone: 661-758-7450 | Rusvel Prado, Principal

2021 Model Continuation High Schools

  1. Angel’s Gate Continuation High School, 3607 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA, 90731-6969 — Phone: 310-221-4600 | Paul Valanis, Principal
  2. Aurora High School, 1391 Kloke Road, Calexico, CA, 92231-4228 — Phone: 760-768-3940 | Juan Moreno, Principal
  3. Calico Continuation High School, 33525 Ponnay, Yermo, CA, 92327 — Phone: 760-254-2715 | Brice Scott, Principal
  4. Chaparral High School, 121 West Allen Avenue, San Dimas, CA, 91773-1437 — Phone: 909-971-8240 | Christine Black, Principal
  5. Del Puerto High School, 640 M Street, Patterson, CA, 95363-2215 — Phone: 209-892-4720 | Jose Sanchez, Principal
  6. Del Valle Continuation High School, 2253 Fifth Street, Livermore, CA, 94550-4549 — Phone: 925-606-4709 | Erik Taylor, Principal
  7. Delta High School, 4893 Bethany Lane, Santa Maria, CA, 93455-4880 — Phone: 805-937-6356 | Sal Reynoso, Principal
  8. Desert Oasis High School, 1302 South Third Street, El Centro, CA, 92243-6604 — Phone: 760-336-4555 | Fernando O’campo, Administrator
  9. Frontier High School, 9401 South Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA, 90605-2729 — Phone: 562-698-8121 | Margie Moriarty, Principal
  10. George and Evelyn Stein Continuation High School, 650 West 10th Street, Tracy, CA, 95376 — Phone: 209-830-3395 | Traci Mitchell, Principal
  11. Green Valley High School, 35948 Susan Street, Yucaipa, CA, 92399-5299 — Phone: 909-790-8580 | Frank Tucci, Principal
  12. John R. Wooden High School, 18741 Elkwood Street, Reseda, CA, 91335-1802 — Phone: 818-345-0203 | Laura Novak, Principal
  13. La Cuesta Continuation High School, 710 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101-2232 — Phone: 805-966-0883 | Lauren Berlin, Principal
  14. La Vista High School, 909 North State College Boulevard, Fullerton, CA, 92831-3013 — Phone: 714-447-7821 | Sandi Layana, Principal
  15. Major General Raymond Murray High School, 215 North Melrose Drive, Vista, CA, 92083-5720 — Phone: 760-631-2502 | Carol Barr, Principal
  16. Mountain View High School, 1000 Ramona Boulevard, San Jacinto, CA, 92582-2576 — Phone: 951-487-7710 | Kenneth Swanson, Principal
  17. Olympic Continuation High School, 2730 Salvio Street, Concord, CA, 94519-2599 — Phone: 925-687-0363 | Lynsie Castellano, Principal
  18. Park West High School, 1460 West Holt Avenue, Suite 100, Pomona, CA, 91767-2832 — Phone: 909-397-4900 | Luis Rodriguez, Principal
  19. Raincross Continuation High School, 6401 Lincoln Avenue, Riverside, CA, 92506-4424 — Phone: 951-276-7670 | Dennis Deets, Principal
  20. Rancho Del Mar High School, 38 Crest Road West, Rolling Hills, CA, 90274-5058 — Phone: 310-378-9966 | Richard Licciardello, Principal
  21. San Andreas High School, 3232 East Pacific Street, Highland, CA, 92346-2499 — Phone: 909-388-6521 | Dorie Stratton, Principal
  22. San Andreas High School, 599 William Avenue, Larkspur, CA, 94939-1554 — Phone: 415-945-3751 | David Luongo, Principal
  23. Sierra High School, 1040 East Gladstone Street, Azusa, CA, 91702-4837 — Phone: 626-852-8300 | Kent Stout, Principal
  24. Vail Continuation High School, 1230 South Vail Avenue, Montebello, CA, 90640-6312 — Phone: 323-728-1940 | Horacio Perez, Principal
  25. Valley View High School, 1801 East Sixth Street, Ontario, CA, 91764-1599 — Phone: 909-985-0966 | Julie Prestsater, Principal
  26. Village Oaks High School, 1900 West Swain, Stockton, CA, 95207-3439 — Phone: 209-953-8740 | Josef Schallberger, Principal
  27. Whitcomb Continuation High School, 350 West Mauna Loa Avenue, Glendora, CA, 91740-4399 — Phone: 626-852-4550 | Ron Letourneau, Principal

2020 Model Continuation High Schools

Congratulations to our new model schools!

  1. Abraxas High School, 12450 Glenoak Road, Poway, CA 92064-3299 : Alain Henry, Principal — Phone: 858-748-5900
  2. Alessandro High School, 831 East Devonshire Avenue, Hemet, CA 92543-3052 : Tara O’Malley, Principal — Phone: 951-765-5182
  3. Amistad High School, 83-501 Dillon Avenue, Indio, CA 92201-3325 : David Gustafson, Principal — Phone: 760-775-3570
  4. Black Diamond High School, 1131 Stoneman Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565-5466 : Brian Wilson, Principal — Phone: 925-473-4480
  5. Black Rock High School, 59273 Sunnyslope, Yucca Valley, CA 92284-5996 : Jennifer Sands, Principal — Phone: 760-369-6310
  6. Boynton High School, 901 Boynton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95117-2006 : Sarah Thomas, Principal — Phone: 408-626-3404
  7. Broadway High School, 4825 Speak Lane, San Jose, CA 95118-3769 : Giovanni Bui, Principal — Phone: 408-535-6285
  8. Buena Vista High School, 3717 Michelson Street, Lakewood, CA 90712-1402 : Morrie Kosareff, Principal — Phone: 562-602-8090
  9. Central Continuation High School, 716 East 14th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021-2114 : Helene Cameron, Principal — Phone: 213-745-1901
  10. Central Valley High School, 526 Mannel Avenue, Shafter, CA 93263-1810 : Michael Akey, Site Administrator — Phone: 661-746-4281
  11. Citrus High School, 261 East Mulberry Avenue, Porterville, CA 93257-4822 : Scott Braden, Principal — Phone: 559-782-7130
  12. Desert Valley High School, 104 West Magnolia Street, Brawley, CA 92227-1583 : Antonio Munguia, Principal — Phone: 760-312-5100
  13. Discovery High School, 3401 Fong Ranch Road, Sacramento, CA 95834-1797 : Keven MacDonald, Principal — Phone: 916-928-5200
  14. Donald C. Jamison Continuation High School, 351 East Bush Street, Lemoore, CA 93245-3601 : Valerie Botelho, Principal — Phone: 559-924-6620
  15. Fairvalley High School, 758 West Grondahl Street, Covina, CA 91722-2065 : Dana Craig, Principal — Phone: 626-974-4800
  16. Frontier High School, 545 Airport Way, Camarillo, CA 93010-8581 : Christina Mahone, Principal — Phone: 805-389-6450
  17. Garfield High School, 1255 16th Street, San Diego, CA 92101-4759 : Jolie Pickett, Principal — Phone: 619-362-4500
  18. Gilbert High School, 1800 Ball Road, Anaheim, CA 92804-5516 : Katrina Callaway, Coordinator — Phone: 714-999-3738
  19. Glen View High School, 939 East Tenth Street, Beaumont, CA 92223-1927 : Benisha Carr, Principal — Phone: 951-769-8424
  20. Heartland Alternative Education High School, 2269 Sylvia Street, Selma, CA 93662-3488 : Drew Sylvia, Director — Phone: 559-898-6670
  21. Hillside High School, 1558 West Ninth Street, Upland, CA 91786-5636 : Jerry Adams, Principal — Phone: 909-949-8400
  22. Jereann Bowman High School, 21508 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA 91350-2947 : Eran Zeevi, Principal — Phone: 661-253-4400
  23. Kaweah High School, 1107 E Rocky Hill Drive, Exeter, CA 93221-1307 : Darin Pace, Principal — Phone: 559-592-4420
  24. Kurt T. Shery High School, 2600 Vine Street, Torrance, CA 90501-4330 : Jamie Jimenez, Principal — Phone: 310-533-4440
  25. North Park Continuation High School, 4600 Bogart Avenue, Baldwin Park, CA 91706-2703 : Anthony Ippolito, Principal — 626-337-4407
  26. Orangewood High School, 515 Texas Street, Redlands, CA 92374-3071 : Carol Ruhm, Principal — Phone: 909-307-5380
  27. Ortega High School, 520 Chaney Street, Building 100, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-1230 : Greg Cleave, Principal — Phone: 951-253-7065
  28. Owensmouth High School, 6921 Jordan Avenue, Canoga Park, CA 91303-1997 : Gerardo Cervantes, Principal — Phone: 818-340-7663
  29. Pershing Continuation High School, 855 West Nielsen, Fresno, CA 93706-1700 : Nick Hustedde, Principal — Phone: 559-268-2272
  30. Renaissance High School, 333 North Palm Avenue, Santa Paula, CA 93060 : Robin Gillette, Principal — Phone: 805-525-4407
  31. Richland Continuation High School, 615 North Lemon Street, Orange, CA 92867-6611 : Maureen Eckholdt, Principal — Phone: 714-997-6167
  32. Robertson High School, 4455 Seneca Park Avenue, Fremont, CA 94538-4028 : Salvador Herrera, Principal — Phone: 510-657-9155
  33. Rose City High School, 351 South Hudson Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101-3507 : Brian Stanley, Principal — Phone: 626-396-5620
  34. Santana High School, 341 South La Seda Road, La Puente, CA 91744-5980 : Gregory Perez, Principal — Phone: 626-965-5971
  35. Sierra Continuation High School, 11661 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161-4953 : Greg Wohlman, Principal — Phone: 530-582-2640
  36. Silverado High School, 25632 Peter A. Hartman Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92691-3118 : David Gordon, Principal — Phone: 949-586-8800
  37. Sunset High School, 2500 Elk Valley Cross Road, Crescent City, CA 95531-8461 : Tony Fabricius, Principal — Phone: 707-464-0380
  38. Twin Oaks High School, 158 Cassou Road, San Marcos, CA 92069-9702 : Garth Phillips, Principal — Phone: 760-290-2555
  39. Val Verde High School, 972 West Morgan Street, Perris, CA 92571-3103 : Steve Coelho, Principal — Phone: 951-940-6155
  40. Valley High School, 410 North Hidden Trails Road, Escondido, CA 92027-5333 : Cory Gregory, Principal — Phone: 760-291-2240
  41. Valley Oak High School, 1600 Myrtle Avenue, Napa, CA 94558-4743 : Maria Cisneros, Principal — Phone: 707-253-3791
  42. Vicente Martinez High School, 925 Susana Street, Martinez, CA 94553-3212 : Lori O’Connor, Principal — Phone: 925-335-5880
  43. Village High School, 4645 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566-7449 : Dana Chavez, Principal — Phone: 925-426-4260


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