On Thursday, June 12th, approximately 80 local students attending San Luis Obispo (SLO) County court and community schools will graduate on Cuesta College’s SLO Campus. The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in the Cultural and Performing Arts Center.

Students from the following five court and community schools will receive their high school diplomas:

-          Chalk Mountain Community School, located in Atascadero

-          Loma Vista Community School, located in SLO

-          Mesa View Community School, located in Arroyo Grande

-          San Luis Obispo Community School, located in SLO

-          Juvenile Court School, located in SLO

According to the SLO County Office of Education’s website, “the mission of the court and community schools is to provide students with a safe, structured and challenging educational environment focusing on the whole person. Through collaborations with community partners, we deliver specialized services and programs that focus on academic achievement, goal setting and social responsibility.”

“Many of the court and community school students have overcome personal challenges and obstacles and have demonstrated remarkable persistence,” said Debi Hill, principal of the court and community schools.

In order to accommodate the large number of graduates this year, the ceremony is being held for the first time on the college campus; in years past, it took place at the Jack House and Elks Club in SLO, as well as the COE’s Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School.

For more information on the court and community schools, contact Sharon Gallagher at (805) 782-7321 or visit http://www.slocoe.org/student/ccs.htm

Lauren Milbourne / (805) 546-3108 / Lauren_milbourne@cuesta.edu / Posted: 6/11/14