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Delta High School has been designated a Model Continuation High School for 2015, making it one of 29 throughout the state.

Delta and Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Administration were notified today by State Superintendent of Instruction Tom Torlakson. Delta will be recognized at the 2015 California Continuation Education Association (CCEA) State Conference May 1-3 in San Francisco.

Principal Esther Prieto-Chavez said this is the first time they have received this recognition in the school’s history.

“There are so many wonderful things going on at Delta to meet students’ needs,’’ Prieto-Chavez said. “Many of our students face numerous challenges and the staff does a fantastic job in working together to eliminate the barriers. Our ultimate goal is for our students to obtain their high school diploma and continue on to college, a technical school, the military, or have the employment skills to be a productive citizen.’’

Delta was chosen because of the many programs and procedures that are in place to address each student’s individual needs, Prieto-Chavez said. They include Advisement, Student Time, E3 Classroom, Wired Wednesday, Leadership, Dragon Battles and Student Academic Profiles. There is also a CalSOAP Tutor, Migrant

Advisor, Academic Awards, Attendance Awards and many other forms of personalized assistance for students.

Superintendent Dr. Mark Richardson said Delta deserves the honor.

“The Model School designation for Delta High School is a tribute to the hardworking and dedicated staff and students that call Delta
home,’’ Dr. Richardson said. “They earn every recognition they receive.’’

Delta has nearly 400 students.

More than 62,000 students attended California’s 480 continuation high schools during the 2013-14 school year.

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