Two high schools in San Bernardino County are among 36 in the state to recognized as Model Continuation High Schools for 2022.
They are John H. Milor High School in the Rialto Unified School District and Slover Mountain High School in the Colton Joint Unified School District.
Continuation schools provide a high school diploma program designed to meet the needs of students ages 16 through 18 who have not yet graduated from high school, are required to attend school and are at risk of not completing their education.
“This honor demonstrates a school’s commitment to support and mentor educators and their peers to provide invaluable resources for all students,” Ken Larson, president of the San Bernardino County Board of Education, said in a news release. “I am proud of our teachers and administrators who work to provide students with the support and skills for academic and social success.”
John H. Milor High School is a continuation school that has continued to increase its graduation rate. One goal of the staff is to make positive personal connections with all students, to provide a sense of belonging and a genuine feeling that “Success Starts Here,” according to the news release.
Milor is a fully accredited school as recognized by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It was also designated as a Model Continuation High School in 2019.
Slover Mountain High School in Bloomington has also received the Model Continuation High School designation before. The school focuses on guiding students through their academic journey and supporting them socially, emotionally and physically, according to the news release.
“When you come to Slover, you’ll understand why you can’t spell Slover without l-o-v-e,” Tiffany Hampton, the school’s principal, said in the news release.
The 36 schools selected as Model Continuation High Schools retain their designation for three years and will be recognized at the California Continuation Education Association Plus 2022 state conference in Long Beach in May.