Whitcomb High School Among States Model Schools

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The California Department of Education Wednesday named a Glendora school as one of the 37 Model Continuation High Schools for 2016.

Whitcomb High School, 350 W. Mauna Loa Ave., was recognized for innovative teaching approaches that enable students with diverse needs to help them with their high school education, according to the CDE in a written statement.

Whitcomb and the other continuation high schools will be honored at the 2016 CCEA State Conference April 29 to May 1 in Riverside.

“I commend these schools for their exceptional work in keeping our students on the path to career and college readiness,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. “Thanks to the guidance and support offered, our students leave with a high-quality education and the self-confidence required to build a better future.”

Selected continuation schools retain the Model Continuation distinction for three years.

Continuation high schools serve students age 16 and up who did not graduate from traditional high school, are at risk of not graduating and are not exempt from compulsory school attendance.

The Model Continuation High School Recognition Program is a partnership between the California Department of Education and the California Continuation Education Association, which establishes a resource list of programs, which serve as modes for other continuation high schools, the CDE said.