Apply to Become a Model School
Now accepting applications!
It’s that time again. We invite all continuation high schools in the state to submit an application to become “Model School” for 2018 – 2019, sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE). Read the official invitation letter.
Intent to Submit Deadline: June 29, 2018
Principals who intend to submit an application must complete the MCHS Application Intent to Submit Survey online here in order to be considered for model school status. The survey will close on Friday, June 29, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. Submission of the survey does not obligate the principal to submit an application.Complete Intent to Submit Survey
Application Deadline: September 4, 2018
Completed applications must be received or delivered by 4 PM on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Mail one original and two copies to:
Jacie Ragland, Education Programs Consultant
Educational Options, Student Support, and American Indian Education Office
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 6408
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
Note: Faxed or e-mailed copies will not be accepted.
Application Forms | Downloads
Model Continuation High School Application 2017-2018
Overview and Instructions to Complete the Application | PDF Version | Word Doc
Attachment A – Annual Assurance of Services Form | PDF Version
Attachment B – Application Cover Sheet | PDF Version
Attachment C – School Information Sheet | PDF Version
Attachment D – Certification Form | PDF Version
Attachment E – Glossary | PDF Version
Attachment F – Narrative Statements: School Profile, School Managment, Credits | PDF Version
Attachment G – Program Effectiveness Statements: School Evaluation of Effectiveness, Student Assessment Results, Use of Additional Data, and How Use of Data is Noteworthy | PDF Version
Attachment H – Quality Indicators (Self-Evaluation) | PDF Version
Attachment I – Exemplary Components Checklist | PDF Version
Attachment J – Application Checklist | PDF Version
Alternately, you can download the application forms at CDE.
May 15, 2018 — Applications available to the field.
June 29, 2018 — Intent to Submit Survey to be completed.
September 4, 2018 — Applications due.
September 28, 2018 — Northern Applications reviewed and rated.
September 21–22, 2018 — Southern Applications reviewed and rated.
September 24, 2018–December 14, 2018 — Site Validation Visits.
December 15, 2018 — District Audit Reports due.
February 5, 2019 — Schools notified.
April/May 2019 — Awards ceremony.
Dear Continuation Education High School Principal:
I invite you to participate in the Model Continuation High School (MCHS) Recognition Program sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE) in cooperation with the California Continuation Education Association (CCEA).
The MCHS Recognition Program identifies and recognizes outstanding continuation high schools and creates a resource list for school visits. These model schools provide comprehensive services to at-risk youth through the use of exemplary instructional strategies, flexible scheduling, and guidance and counseling services.
Please review the eligibility criteria for the MCHS Recognition Program for 2018–19. Principals who intend to submit an application must complete the MCHS Application Intent to Submit Survey online at https://surveys2.cde.ca.gov/go/modelcontinuation.asp in order to be considered for model school status. The survey will close on Friday, June 29, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. Submission of the survey does not obligate the principal to submit an application.
The self-nomination application packet is available on the CDE Model Continuation High School Recognition Program Web page, and on the CCEA Web site. The packet includes instructions for completing the application, reference materials, and the forms to be submitted.
Successful applicants will be identified through an application evaluation and site visit process. As in previous years, we will recognize and present awards to successful MCHS Recognition Program applicants at the annual CCEA State Conference.
If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact Jacie Ragland, Education Programs Consultant, Educational Options, Student Support, and American Indian Education Office, by phone at 916-323-2568 or by e-mail at jragland (at) cde.ca.gov; or contact Scott Braden, Vice President, California Continuation Education Association, by phone at 559-303-9154 or by e-mail at sbraden (at) portervilleschools (dot) org.
Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction
California Department of Education