Continuation High Schools

Continuation High Schools

Provider: WHITTIER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT - FRONTIER HIGH SCHOOL - CONTINUATION

The district administers comprehensive education services for children in grades 9 through 12 and for adults who live in Whittier and portions of Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, La Mirada, La Puente, and Downey through five four-year high schools, one alternative school, one continuation school, and one adult school. Services include alternative education, continuation high schools, dropout prevention, high school districts, school based teen parent/pregnant teen programs, and secondary/high schools. There are geographic restrictions.

The district administers five high schools located within the boundaries of the Whittier School District.

The dropout program offers a continuation school, Frontier High School, for students who have fallen behind grade level due to poor attendance, job conflicts with school schedules, or discipline problems. These students are given an opportunity to make up credits so that they may return to their home school in the Whittier Union High School District back at grade level. Classes are held in am sessions and pm sessions with students taking four classes over a three hour period. Eligibility requirements are strict. Those eligible are 16-year-old 9th graders and 16 or 17-year old sophomores or juniors who are at risk of dropping out because they have too few credits to graduate. Seniors are usually referred to the GED preparation program at Whittier Adult School.

The alternative school, Sierra Vista High School, offers independent studies for students who have difficulties functioning within a normal high school setting. The school offers a flexible schedule which allows them to complete their assignments at their own pace. In addition, a special Teen/Mother Program for pregnant teenagers or teens who already have infants is available. Day care for students with children is available, but there may be a waiting list.

The continuation school, Frontier High School, offers students who have fallen behind grade level due to poor attendance, job conflicts with school schedules, or discipline problems an opportunity to make up credits so that they may return to their home school. Classes are held in AM sessions and PM sessions with students taking four classes over a three hour period.

The Adult School offers GED preparation, GED testing, ESL classes and business/office management classes, and software applications for adults 18 and older. Classes are offered during the day and evening. APPLICATION PROCEDURE People may call or walk in for information. Students must be referred by their home school in the district to attend the alternative or continuation schools. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are no fees for services.
Application Procedure
Service Condition Fee

Free

Free

Service/Intake

(562) 698-8121 ext 1200 ( )
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