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Monrovia Unified’s Canyon Oaks High Named Model Continuation High School

Monrovia Unified’s Canyon Oaks High School has been named a 2017 Model Continuation High School by the state for its high percentage of graduates accepted into four-year universities, rising test scores and culture of preparing at-risk youth for college and career.
The state honored 35 continuation high schools with thedistinction in 2017 for the comprehensive services they provide at-risk youth through instructional strategies, flexible scheduling, guidance and counseling.
Each year, about 10 to 20 Canyon Oaks graduates are accepted into a four-year university – about 20 to 30 percent of the student population. This is a result of the school’s Compass program, where counselors help students stay on track for graduation, apply for college, fill out financial aid applications and find opportunities to earn scholarship money.
Canyon Oaks’ college and career preparedness model keeps students thinking about their future through pathways that include automotive technology, health sciences, fine arts and video production, and construction and engineering. Through pathways, students delve deeper into various career fields by taking field trips to local businesses, conducting theater productions and touring science laboratories.
Professional guest speakers network with students and staff, offering insight into their fields and helping students find apprenticeships and internships in their pathways.
Continuation schools provide a high school diploma program for students ages 16-18 who have not graduated from high school, are required to attend school and are at risk of not completing their education.