Model Continuation High School

CVHS earns model continuation school title

Twenty-fve chosen throughout state

Twenty-five California schools were recently named 2012 Model Continuation High Schools for their programs that help struggling students stay in school, among them, Conejo Valley High School in Newbury Park.

Simi Valley’s Apollo High School also earned the honor.

Continuation high schools meet the needs of students age 16 or older who lack sufficient school credits, are still required to attend school and are at risk of not graduating.

The schools offer these students an alternative high school diploma program that focuses on school-to-career education, individualized instructional strategies, intensive guidance and counseling, and flexible school schedules.

More than 69,000 students attended the state’s 504 continuation high schools in the 2010-11 school year.

To be eligible for the recognition program, applicants must be accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and demonstrate exemplary program effectiveness in school management, curriculum, instructional strategies, educational climate, and guidance and counseling.

A total of 27 continuation high schools applied for the recognition and were visited by a review team. Based on the evaluations, 25 applicants were recommended for model school status. The selected schools retain their title for three years.

For information, visit the CDE Continuation Education site.

Article originally published on 2/9/2012


Enrolling at Conejo Valley High School may or may not have been your choice. However, we hope and believe that we can help you with your educational needs if you are willing to help yourself.

Conejo Valley High School is recognized by the state of California as a Model Continuation High School. The high school serves a diverse student population who are primarily 16-18 years old. Students originally come to CVHS because they are behind in credits and are not on track to graduate. The reasons for their credit deficiency include: personal illness, family tragedy, truancy, academic struggles, homelessness, foster care, transiency and chemical addictions. Students at Conejo Valley High are quickly integrated into a caring and supportive community that makes them feel valued, builds their confidence and helps them to find renewed hope in their future. Students attending CVHS earn a high school diploma and must meet the same graduation requirements of students at the district's traditional high schools. Programs offered include Career and Technical Education, Social Awareness/Volunteerism, Peer Mentorship and courses offered on campus through Moorpark College earning dual credit. We offer several extra-curricular activities including an Interact Club, Chess Club, Yearbook, Leadership and intramural sports.

By design, students in our alternative program can earn credits more quickly than is possible at a traditional high school. We offer both whole group and individualized instruction and will tailor a program that meets each student’s educational needs.
Your teachers, counselor, and administrators are here to help you succeed and return to your home school or graduate from Conejo Valley High School. Ask any of us for help whenever you are in need of support.
Download our student handbook which contains CVHS policies, procedures and contact information. 
Remember, a continuation high school is an alternative way of learning, not an alternative to learning. We all wish you the best!!
Sincerely yours,
Martin Manzer