A Lemoore continuation high school has received a top honor from the state Department of Education.
Donald C. Jamison High School in Lemoore was named one of 13 California Model Continuation High Schools and was the only one from the Central Valley.
The schools were recognized for providing struggling students with exemplary educational opportunities. The model continuation school program is new to California.
"Continuation high schools increase the chances for vulnerable, at-risk students to complete their education while better preparing them for employment and self-sufficiency," Tom Torlakson, California's superintendent of schools said in a statement.
"Students who find traditional high schools are not meeting their individual needs or situations are often more successful with the flexible educational environment offered on these campuses."