6184 – Instruction – Alternative Programs – Continuation Education

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Adopted – 3/5/1998
Revised –
The Governing Board provides a continuation education program to meet the special needs of students sixteen (16) and seventeen (17) years old who are not attending a high school or other appropriate educational institution and who are not legally exempted from compulsory school attendance. (Education Code 48400) Continuation education classes shall provide:

1. An opportunity for the student to complete courses required for high school graduation.
2. A program of instruction that emphasizes occupational orientation, or a work-study program that offers intensive guidance services to meet students’ special needs.
3. A program designed to meet each student’s educational needs, with classroom instruction supplemented by independent study, regional occupational programs, work-study, career counseling, and/or job placement services. (Education Code 48430)

The Board further expects this program to help students develop self-confidence, a sense of responsibility, and tolerance for a variety of viewpoints. Students shall be encouraged to understand and obey laws, to manage money wisely, and to engage in constructive recreational activities.

Students under 16 shall be discouraged from enrolling voluntarily in this pro-gram.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop administrative regulations governing the involuntary transfer of students into the continuation program, including students under the age of sixteen (16).

The Board shall evaluate its continuation education program and annually report required information to the Superintendent of Public Instruction. (EC 48443)

EC 48400-454, 48401-402, 48410, 48412-414, EC 48416, 48430-434, 48440, 48443, 48450-454, 48903; FAMILY CODE 7000-7002, 7050, 54; CDE PROG ADV 0218.86; CDE MGMT ADV 0702.09.
CSBA Date – 6/89

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