Become a Model School Reader this September

California Model School Flag - CCEA

A Message from CCEA’s President, Scott Braden Greetings CCEA members, I hope this email finds you well. As you know, CCEA, in conjunction with the California Department of Education, reads all of the Model School applications each year. There is both a Northern California Reading as well as a Southern California Reading. We encourage you to consider participating in either … Read More

New Shirts and Pins Available Now

Display your support for CCEA proudly! Sport one of our new t-shirts and lapel pins: Also Available! You can also purchase the Principal’s Handbook, designed as a special resource to running a continuation high school.  Read more about it here. To learn how to order Model School flags and diploma stickers, please follow the steps in our FAQ — click … Read More

Photos: Model Schools Gala and Awardees 2019

John J. Cairns Continuation High School - 2019 Model Continuation High School

Thank you to all of our members and guests that joined us for the 2019 Conference and Awards dinners!  We were thrilled to have our organization together in the same place, exchanging ideas and promoting continuation education.  You are what makes CCEA special, and we hope to continue to grow and support educators across California. It is with great pleasure … Read More

Model School Application 2019 – 2020

California Department of Education

Apply to Become a Model School Now accepting applications! We invite all continuation high schools in the state to submit an application to become a “Model School” for 2019 – 2020, sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE). Model Continuation High School (MCHS) Recognition Program: Quick links: Application Forms | Timeline | Official Invitation Letter Intent to Submit Deadline: June 27, … Read More

Conference 2019 Schedule and Speakers

CCEA Conference 2019 Schedule Release

Scroll down, click the tabs for Conference 2019 Schedule, Speakers and Check-in. Or, open the full schedule app in a new window.  Details will be updated here. You can check in as an attendee by logging into the sched.com app below.  Please note: this is a separate app from the CCEA website, managed by our organization’s Conference team.  Want to join … Read More

Announcing our 2019 Model Schools

CCEA Model Continuation High Schools

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Model Continuation High Schools for 2019 California Department of Education News Release SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today that 31 schools were newly designated as Model Continuation High Schools for 2019. These schools are recognized for their innovative approach to instruction and helping students who have faced many challenges—including behavior issues, chronic … Read More

February Newsletter 2019

Levi's Stadium

A Message from CCEA’s newly appointed Executive Director, Vic Whitaker: Greetings! My name is Vic Whitaker, and I’m CCEA’s newly appointed Executive Director.  Please allow me an opportunity to introduce myself. I retired several years ago after teaching for 35 years in the same continuation high school, Chaparral High School in San Diego, California.  I’ve been a continuous member of … Read More

2019 CCEA Student Art Show

CCEA Annual Student Statewide Art Show 2019

Submit Your Students’ Artwork Give your students the opportunity to shine — display your students artwork and highlight what you have been creating throughout the year.  We will be featuring student artwork displays at the annual CCEA Conference, hosted in Santa Clara, California, on the weekend of April 26 – 28. This year, in lieu of prizes, students will be … Read More

Lost CCEA School in Paradise

Ridgeview Damage - Facebook post by Mike Lerch

CCEA member Mike Smith sent us an update about one of our continuation schools: This is my good friend and fellow CCEA member Ridgeview Alt Ed principal Mike Lerch. His school was completely destroyed by the devastating Camp Fire in Paradise. He had recently submitted his application for a model school and now is in complete rebuild mode. Most of … Read More

Moving into the Future Together

CCEA Fall 2018 Update

Three Amazing Days of Learning and Networking Join your fellow continuation school educators for the upcoming CCEA conference “Moving into the Future Together”. This is a once a year opportunity where you can connect with other alternative educators who understand the unique nuances of working within continuation schools. Whether you are a teacher, an administrator, or classified staff member – this … Read More