ERIC Number: ED380561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Continuation Education in California Public Schools.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Youth, Adult and Alternative Educational Services Div.
This revised guide is designed to help school administrators, teachers, and counselors operate and improve their continuation programs and develop a school program based on the Model Curriculum Standards, Grades 9 through 12 and Raising Expectations: Model Graduation Requirements. It references up-to-date legal and technical information and documents pertinent to continuation education for administrators and continuation program staff. (Continuation education is for students aged 16-18 who have not completed high school, are not exempt from compulsory attendance, and are at risk of not completing school.) Introductory sections present the purpose of continuation education and information on establishing and implementing a continuation education high school. The main body is divided into five sections that parallel the format used in Quality Indicators for Alternative Education Programs in California Public Schools. The most frequently asked questions regarding the implementation of continuation education programs appear in the question-and-answer pages following each major section. Section 1 discusses the school management component. Section 2 on curriculum addresses course of study, occupational orientation, and supplemental or alternative programs. Section 3 focuses on instructional strategies: teaching, assessment, and credits. Section 4 discusses school climate: parent involvement, cocurricular activities, and safety. Section 5 describes guidance and counseling. Appendixes include a list of the model continuation high schools with addresses and telephone numbers and criteria for the establishment of a new continuation high school. (YLB)
Descriptors: Continuation Students, Dropout Prevention, Educational Environment, Educational Quality, Educational Strategies, High Risk Students, High Schools, Nontraditional Education, Program Guides, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Public Schools, School Administration, School Counseling, School Guidance, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education, Work Study Programs
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California Dept. of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($7.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Youth, Adult and Alternative Educational Services Div.
Identifiers - Location: California