Featured Video: Ripperdan Community Day School

Ripperdan Community Day School, Madera USD, video feature

CCEA Plus and Dan Sackheim of CDE are proud to share this fantastic feature video about Ripperdan Community Day School, from Madera Unified School District. Special thanks to Madera’s communication department and everyone that took part in making his possible (more credits below). Watch or share the video below! Featuring: Helen Vannucchi, Ara Keledjian, Ripperdan staff and students Credit: Madera … Read More

COVID-19 Update for September 2020

CCEA Executive Board Decisions

So much has happened over the last few months, and we sincerely appreciate your flexibility and patience while we navigate the mandates and changes due to COVID-19. We wish each of you all the best with the new school year, and continue to be here to support your efforts, both at continuation schools and community day schools. We have some … Read More

CCEA Plus Conference 2021

2021 CCEA Plus Conference, April 15-18 @ San Diego, CA

IMPORTANT UPDATE: For the safety of our members and attendees, the 2020 Conference has been postponed to April 2021, and will be combined with the 2021 Conference at the same location. The latest event information will be posted here on this page first, as it becomes available. All registrations, tickets and tables purchased for the 2020 Conference will be honored … Read More

Alternative School Challenges During the Pandemic

EdSource article featuring CCEA Plus members

From the President of CCEA Plus: Just wanted to give a shout-out to our CCEA+ team for providing great insight into the challenges our students face along with alt. ed. schools during this time. Here’s the link if you haven’t had a chance to read it:   Alternative schools’ ‘relentless’ fight to keep track of students during pandemic | View … Read More

Graduating During a Pandemic

New School Community Day School, 2020 Graduation

As we all cope with the challenges of COVID-19, it’s important to celebrate the hard work of our educators, students and staff across California. On behalf of everyone at CCEA Plus, congratulations to the Class of 2020! One of our members, Bryan Love, shared his school’s graduation during the pandemic. Bryan is lead teacher at the New School Community Day … Read More

What is a Continuation School?

Student group, CCEA Plus

Introduction Walk into a continuation high school for the first time and the common expectations one has balanced against the realities of the experience are often in sharp contrast. One might expect to find kids wandering at will and hanging out all over the campus and instead find students in class, attentive and performing with no stragglers cluttering up a … Read More

Important Conference 2020 Update

CCEA Executive Board Decisions

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to recent COVID-19 State and Federal mandates, and for the safety of our members and attendees, the 2020 Conference has been postponed to the weekend of April 15 – 18, 2021, at the same location, the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Read the full update here With the COVID-19 pandemic greatly affecting all of our lives … Read More

Model School Application 2020 – 2021

California Department of Education

Apply to Become a Model School COVID-19 Progress Good news! The Model Schools program will not be cancelled this year. Applications for 2020-2021 are now open. Due to the pandemic, the CDE and CCEA have amended the normal application schedule for prospective Model Schools. Please see below for the new dates, which have been pushed back to give you more … Read More

Announcing our 2020 Model Schools

CCEA Model Continuation High Schools

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Model Continuation High Schools for 2020 California Department of Education News Release SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today that 43 schools throughout the state were recognized as Model Continuation High Schools (MCHS) for 2020. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and determination of the teachers, school … Read More