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Model Continuation High School - 2017
Posted 4/1/17

Robertson High has been Recognized as a Model Continuation High School



In April 2017, Robertson High School was honored as a California Department of Education Model Continuation High School! The Model Continuation High Schools Recognition Program identifies and recognizes outstanding programs and creates a resource list of quality programs for school visitations. Model Continuation High Schools provide comprehensive services to at-risk youth through the use of exemplary instructional strategies, flexible scheduling, and guidance and counseling services. The students, staff, and parents are to be commended for their hard work and dedication to excellence. We are proud that we have been recognized with this prestigious award.


California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that the Fremont Unified School District’s (FUSD) Robertson High School is one of 35 schools in the state designated as Model Continuation High Schools for 2017. These schools are recognized for operating innovative academic programs that help prepare at-risk students for 21st century careers and college.


“I applaud the dedicated administration and staff on their work to assist and motivate at-risk students and help them reach their full potential,” Torlakson said. “The positive and nurturing climate these schools have created inspires students to do well in their academic work and also to contribute to their communities.”


Continuation schools provide a high school diploma program for students ages sixteen-eighteen who have not graduated from high school, are required to attend school, and are at risk of not completing their education. The schools were selected based on a comprehensive and competitive application process that involved effectiveness, assessments, and use of data. The process included a peer review panel and an on-site visit.


The Model Continuation High Schools Recognition Program is a joint project of the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Continuation Education Association (CCEA). The program honors continuation high schools for the comprehensive services they provide at-risk youth through instructional strategies, flexible scheduling, guidance, and counseling. More than 55,000 students attended the state’s 452 continuation high schools during the 2015–16 school year.


“We are proud to have Robertson recognized by the state for its innovative approach to meet the educational needs of its students,” said FUSD Superintendent, Dr. Jim Morris. “Principal Sal Herrera and his staff are shining examples of dedicated educators committed to helping their students succeed no matter their circumstances.”


Robertson and other schools selected as Model Continuation High Schools retain their designation for three years and will be recognized at the 2017 CCEA State Conference in Fresno on April 28–30. For more information, please visit the CDE Continuation Education Web page or the CCEA Web site.