Fresno Unified’s Future Alternative Education School

Fresno Unified's Planned Campus Map for New Alternative School

CCEA Plus’s Jerry Abrica and Grant Thor were featured in an article about Fresno Unified’s unique plans for a new alternative school. You can read the full article here in GV Wire, written by Nancy Price. According to the article, the upcoming school will be located at the site of the old Fresno County juvenile hall. The nearly 13-acre campus … Read More

Governor Proposes Aggressive School Reopening Plan

California Governor Seal

HAPPY 2021! CCEA Plus is proud to share another year with you and our member schools. We hope this finds you and your team healthy. News from the capitol, below. Governor Newsom just proposed an aggressive school reopening effort that be will be part of his state budget proposal in January. His proposal is built upon three pillars, which are … Read More

School Reopening, Distance Learning, State Plan and CTE

Supporting and Teaching CTE through Distance Learning, CCEA Plus, CDE

Supporting and Teaching CTE through Distance Learning A message from Dan Sackheim at CDE: Dear Colleagues, We have students come to us with work habits, behavior and attendance challenges that, if not addressed, will greatly limit their ability to obtain and maintain successful employment. I am attaching the language that we were successful in including in the State Perkins Career … Read More

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

CONFERENCE UPDATE: The Conference “Schedule” app is out now! Get connected with us there. ALL conference purchases and Model School Gala reservations from 2020 and 2021 will be honored and credited automatically for the new dates, with no further action required. Existing hotel reservations will be automatically cancelled and must be re-booked (link below). The latest event information will be … 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