Citrus Honored As 2015-16 Model Continuation High School

The Porterville Unified School District is pleased to announce that Citrus High School has been honored in the 2015-16 Model Continuation High School Recognition Program sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE) in cooperation with the California Continuation Education Association (CCEA). Citrus is one of 37 schools in California that was recognized today by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. 

This is the first time that Citrus has received the honor. 

The program identifies and recognizes outstanding continuation high schools and creates a resource list for school visits. These model schools provide comprehensive services to at-risk youth through the use of exemplary instructional strategies, flexible scheduling, and guidance and counseling services. 

“We are very proud of the staff at Citrus High School and all they are willing to do for their students” PUSD Superintendent Dr. John Snavely said. “They exemplify what caring adults can accomplish when focused on students and their unique educational and emotional needs.” 

“When I started here last year, it was important for me to change the perception of all of our stakeholders,” Citrus High School Principal Scott Braden said. “We were able to set an action plan where we came together and stated what our goals would be to ensure we had a consensus from everyone. It was the best thing that could have happened for this school because it brought everyone together. Our success comes from the fact that every student now has a resource here for every issue.” 

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