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FAQ's - Continuation Ed

Q: What is Continuation education?

A: Continuation education is an alternative high school diploma program. It is for students who are sixteen to eighteen years of age who have not graduated from high school, are still required to attend school, and who are at risk of not graduating. Typically, the students in Continuation education are behind in high school credits. The program is designed so that students will be able to complete the courses that are required for graduation with a Continuation high school diploma. Our program includes guidance and career counseling. Students in the Continuation program are able to take additional classes through Independent Study and concurrent enrollment in community college.

 

Q: What grade-level student can attend continuation education?

A: Continuation education students are sixteen to eighteen years of age.

 

Q: How often do continuation education students come to school?

A: Students who participate in continuation education must attend school daily, five days a week, from 9:00 am to 12:02 pm. 

 

Q: What determines a student’s academic program?

A: A student's academic program is determined based on the courses they need to complete for graduation with a Continuation high school diploma.

 

Q: When may a student enter Continuation education?

A: Students may begin at any point in the school year, however due to the individualized nature of our program the number of spaces we have is limited. We will maintain a wait list of interested families and notify you when space becomes available.

 

Q: How long does a student remain at Continuation education?

A: Time spent varies from one quarter to a few years, depending upon the student’s needs. 

 

Q: Can a student graduate from Continuation education?

A: Yes. An annual graduation ceremony is held each June for all students who have graduated throughout the school year. The Continuation diploma requires completion of 190 credits in specific subjects, and is only earned by students who participate in the Continuation education program.

 

Q: How many credits may be earned in a semester?

A: Each quarter of a continuation course is equal to one semester in a traditional school because the classes follow an accelerated pace. Students are enrolled in a minimum of four courses each semester. If all work is completed the student will earn 20 credits at the end of the quarter. Credit earned is based on completion of assignments by specific deadlines during the quarter. Students who miss deadlines risk earning partial or no credit. The classes offered change every quarter. Students will be enrolled in the courses needed to make progress toward graduation. 

 

Q: Do students participate in state testing?

A: Students are expected to participate in the State and District mandated testing program as they would at any public school. All tests are given at Venture School. Information will be sent home prior to each test. 

 

Q: Are Continuation credits acceptable for University entrance?

A: Courses offered through the Continuation education program do not currently meet the college preparatory requirements.

 

Q: How do I get a copy of my Continuation High diploma?

A: Follow these instructions to contact our Registrar, Kelly Estes.