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Every student at Chávez High School can be successful
Chávez High School offers students throughout the district who are 16 and 17 years old in grades 9-12, the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive yet individualized program of studies provided within a small school setting. Chávez High School focuses on helping students to recover lost credits, and allow them to graduate in a timely manner. The school is designed to meet the needs of students who are English Learners, Pregnant Minors, Teen Parents, Special Education, Migrant, and Gifted and Talented students. Enrollment in the school is arranged through a referral process initiated by site administrators at traditional high school for students who are deficient in credits. Students must complete 220 credits in required courses of study, pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), and meet the District's proficiency in writing in order to be able to receive a high school diploma. Chávez High School received a six-year term of accreditation from WASC in 2010. The school has also been recognized by the California Department of Education as a California Model School.
Students at Chávez High School will develop plans of study enabling them to plan, implement, and monitor their classes. Their unique plans will be developed online through the California College Guidance Initiative. After creating their own student profiles at CaliforniaColleges.edu, students will be able to track their own progress towards achieving their post-secondary (after high school) dreams. Graduating with a diploma from César E. Chávez High School means that students are prepared and ready for a successful college education and/or prosperous career. The academic footprint of César E. Chávez High School is big in how it can support students who have a need to recover credits lost due to illness, family problems, or just poor personal choices. It is also big in how it can support students who want an opportunity to participate in an accelerated academic program so that they can quickly move on to a college or career.