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California Model Continuation High School

Chaparral High School Stepping up their Game
March 6, 2024
Sean Casey, Principal
Chaparral High School
115 West Allen Avenue
San Dimas, CA 91773-1437
Dear Principal Casey:

On behalf of the California Department of Education (CDE), I congratulate you, your staff, and your school on your selection as a 2024 Model Continuation High School (MCHS).

I commend you for demonstrating extraordinary commitment to your students and their families. By providing your students with a myriad of educational options, mental health resources, and other support services, you have addressed their needs, elevated their strengths and assets, and set them on a trajectory for success. You exemplify the power in listening “through this whole student’s ears” to understand, respect, and value their goals, challenges and lived experiences. This comprehensive support has prepared them with the necessary skills to move forward toward successfully completing high school, transitioning to higher education, academic and/or vocational, and entering the workforce.

During the three years that your school is designated as an MCHS (April 2024 to March 2027), the CDE, and co-sponsor California Continuation Education Association Plus, will identify you as a resource for districts that are planning to establish new continuation high schools and for new and existing continuation schools that would like expert support in expanding and deepening their educational practices. We request that you submit an annual assurance of conformance to model school guidelines for the second and third years of designation. The Annual Assurance of Services Form will be made available on the CDE’s MCHS Recognition Program web page.
If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact Dan Sackheim, Education Programs Consultant, Educational Options Office, by phone at 916-323-2183 or by email at
Again, congratulations on being designated as a Model Continuation High School.

On behalf of the California Department of Education (CDE), I congratulate you, your staff, and your school on being selected as a Model Continuation High School (MCHS) for 2024.
Signed by
Tony Thurmond
State Superintendent of Public Instruction