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NVUSD’s Valley Oak High School Awarded as Model Continuation High School by State Superintendent Tony Thurmond
Posted 3/9/20

NVUSD today announced that Valley Oak High School was awarded the distinction of Model Continuation High School (MCHS) by the California Department of Education. 

“I was thrilled to receive the letter of recognition from State Superintendent Tony Thurmond awarding Valley Oak with this distinctive honor,” said NVUSD Superintendent Dr. Rosanna Mucetti. “This award signifies another example of how NVUSD is committed to providing lifelong learning in each and every student in our district.”

The Model Continuation Education Recognition Program recognizes outstanding programs at schools across California and creates a resource bank of quality programs for school visitations focused on school that offer alternative settings or pathways to help students complete graduation requirements. These schools provide exemplary programs to at-risk youth through the use of innovative instructional strategies, flexible scheduling, and guidance and counseling services.

“This is a wonderful honor and underscores our commitment to continuing education,” said Principal Maria Cisneros. “I’m proud of all the teachers for the work they do everyday to make education a priority for our students. In addition, Valley Oak is fortunate to partner with community agencies that provide critical social/emotional support and experiences beyond the classroom. These efforts assist us in meeting our student learning outcomes where graduates will be effective collaborators, communicators, critical thinkers, compassionate, self-determined, creative and eco-literate citizens.”

Valley Oak HS will be recognized at the March 26 Board of Education meeting and will receive an award at a Gala during the 2020 CCEA State Conference in May.

The Model Continuation Education Recognition Program is sponsored by the California Department of Education, Educational Options Division, in cooperation with the California Continuation Education Association (CCEA).

About Valley Oak High School

Valley Oak High School is an accredited educational option for 16- to 18-year-old students who need an alternative setting and/or an alternative pathway to complete their graduation requirements. VOHS teachers and administrators are committed to helping students achieve academic and social/emotional growth through the three R's - Relationships, Relevance and Rigor – in a safe and welcoming culture that emphasizes Compassion, Respect, Safety and Responsibility.  

For more information, please visit the Valley Oak HS website