Information submitted by Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District—
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has named 24 Model Continuation High Schools for their strong commitment to student success and support, and innovative, exemplary approaches to serving their unique student population.
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) is very pleased to announce that their own Del Valle High School is among these top-notch schools. The LVJUSD Board of Education and all staff congratulate the hardworking and dedicated Del Valle administrators, teachers, support staff, community partners, parents, and students.
“This is certainly a well-deserved honor and a tribute to their continued dedicated service on behalf of traditionally underserved students. The validating team came away from the visit at Del Valle so impressed with its positive, caring culture and enriching climate”, says Superintendent Kelly Bowers.
To be eligible for the recognition program, applicants must be accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and demonstrate exemplary program effectiveness in school management, curriculum, instructional strategies, educational climate, and guidance and counseling. As part of the application for recognition, applicants are required to submit written statements from students, parents/guardians/caregivers, and community members in support of their schools.
In a letter to Del Valle High School Principal Mr. Darrel Avilla, Superintendent Torlakson stated “The innovative programs at your school demonstrate an enduring commitment to provide young people with the educational options and support services they need to successfully complete high school. I commend you for working to establish an environment that supports students in their efforts to graduate from high school, transition to higher education and enter the workforce”.
Because Del Valle has been designated as a Model Continuation High School, the California Department of Education will identify Del Valle as a resource for other districts that are planning to establish new continuation schools.