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California Model Continuation High School

Chaparral High School Stepping up their Game
March 5, 2021
Christine Black, Principal
Chaparral High School
115 West Allen Avenue
San Dimas, CA 91773-1437
Dear Principal Black:
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 2021.
During the virtual site review process, the review team found ample evidence of exemplary practices that were summarized in your school’s application.
I commend you for working to establish a nurturing and supportive environment that motivates each of your students to excel. This includes your efforts to maintain your students’ connection to school and their important sense of belonging within the school learning community throughout the challenges posed by COVID-19 and distance learning. The innovative programs offered by your school demonstrate an enduring commitment to provide young people with the educational options and support they need to successfully complete high school, transition to higher education, and to enter the workforce.
The MCHS Recognition Program is a joint project of the CDE and the California Continuation Education Association Plus, and it recognizes continuation high schools that offer exemplary educational opportunities for their students.
During the three years that your school is designated as an MCHS, April 2021 to March 2024, the CDE will identify you as a resource for districts that are planning to establish new continuation high schools and for existing schools in need of technical assistance. In addition, we request that you submit an annual assurance of conformance to model school guidelines for the second and third years of designation.
Again, congratulations on being designated as an MCHS.
Tony Thurmond
State Superintendent of Public Instruction