During a graduation ceremony held this morning at Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School, nine members of the Class of 2019 proudly accepted their high school diplomas as family members, friends, teachers, and school staff cheered them on.
Principal Lauren Roth was joined in presenting diplomas by
Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon, Deputy Superintendent Al Rogers, Special Education Director Michael Kast, and Sacramento County Board of Education Trustee Bina Lefkovitz.
“You all set personal goals, and you met them. While you had a lot of support,
you put in the hard work,” said Superintendent Gordon. “As you leave our school, please know there is something special about you, and that—through hard work and passion—you will achieve your goals.”
In addition to hard work in the classroom, the graduates were also involved in community service projects, which provided them with valuable life experiences. Many participated in the school’s Mock Trial program, WorkAbility,
Friday Night Live, the Sustainable Environments Learning Academy, or Academic Bowl.
Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School educates students in grades 7–12 who have the primary disability of Emotional Disturbance (ED). The students are referred directly by local school districts unable to provide the more highly structured behavioral support program available at Palmiter. Students are provided a standards-based educational program supported by a strong vocational/transitional/school-to-world emphasis.