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Delta High School has been designated a Model Continuation High School for 2018, making it one of 32 throughout the state.

The Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Administration was notified a few weeks ago by State Superintendent of Instruction Tom Torlakson. Delta will be recognized at the California Continuation Education Association (CCEA) State Conference in San Diego on April 27-29.

“It is an honor to continue to be recognized as a California Model Continuation High School for the next three years. Delta offers many wonderful things to meet students’ needs,’’ Principal Prieto-Chávez said. “The staff does a fantastic job in working together to eliminate the barriers and numerous challenges Delta students face every day. 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-Chávez added. They include Advisement, Student Time, Checksheets, E3 Classroom, Wired Wednesday, Leadership, Dragon Battles, GLO Club and Student Academic Profiles. In addition, there is a Cal-SOAP Tutor, Migrant Advisor, Academic Awards, Attendance Awards and many other forms of personalized assistance for students. The support from the District, the School Board, and from community partners has also made a positive impact on Delta’s success. Delta’s motto is “Expect. Encourage. Empower. No Excuses!”

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 53,000 students attended California’s 441 continuation high schools during the 2016-17 school year.

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