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Release: SCOE Honors More than 100 H.S. Graduates

Fall Graduations Honor Students Who Beat the Odds

SCOE Press Release

Contact: Xanthi Soriano, SCOE Executive Communications Director
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2022

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) held two fall graduation ceremonies this week celebrating the educational achievements of 121 SCOE students.

Receiving a high school diploma is a major life achievement and an academic milestone. With help from SCOE’s court school and community school programs, students who have faced adverse situations have a way to complete graduation requirements and earn their diploma.

Because SCOE serves students at varying stages of their educational journey, graduation requirements are completed at different times throughout the year. SCOE conducts graduation ceremonies to recognize students and allow them to move forward with their higher education, trade school, or career ambitions. In the 2021–22 school year, a total of 292 SCOE students received high school diplomas.

12/13/22 El Centro Jr./Sr. High School Graduation

Four students received their diplomas in a ceremony this Tuesday at El Centro Jr./Sr. High School.

El Centro is a Juvenile Court School program located inside the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility (Juvenile Hall). SCOE operates El Centro Jr./Sr. High School with support and supervision from the Sacramento County Probation Department.

12/14/22 Sacramento Scottish Rite Graduation

Another 117 SCOE students from various sites received diplomas yesterday at the Sacramento Scottish Rite. Graduates came from all three of SCOE’s Community School campuses (Hickey, Colley, and North Area). Nearly all of the students participated in SCOE’s Senior Extension Program—including a number of students who attended SCOE’s Cordova Lane Senior Extension site—which gave them extra flexibility and support in completing their graduation requirements. Graduates from El Centro Jr./Sr. High School who had been released from the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility were also honored.

About SCOE Community Schools

Community schools provide an alternative education program for students, who may be referred by Sacramento County school districts, School Attendance Review Boards, or the Sacramento County Probation Department. The schools offer core academics and interventions that are aligned with education standards, along with additional support, counseling, and the opportunity for career exploration and career technical education courses.

About the SCOE Senior Extension Program

SCOE’s community school sites also serve as hubs for the Senior Extension Program, which involves a combination of independent study and classroom work. The program aims to re-engage students who are in jeopardy of dropping out of high school—or who have been out of school and want to return to complete their graduation requirements. Students earn credits while still fulfilling work and family obligations—things that would otherwise have prevented them from completing their high school education.

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About the Sacramento County Office of Education

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), plays a leadership role in the delivery of quality education to the students in Sacramento County, which is home to the California state capital comprising 1.4 million residents and seven cities. SCOE directly educates more than 30,000 children and adults. It provides support services to more than 243,000 students in 13 school districts, four of which are some of the state’s largest. SCOE provides technical assistance, curriculum and instructional support, staff development, legal and financial advice, and oversight to Sacramento County school districts. Its programs and services are available to schools, districts, and other county offices of education across the region.

Considered a leader of the Capital Service Region, a 10-county area consisting of Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties, SCOE is one of 58 county offices of education in California. Approximately 650 regular and more than 950 temporary and substitute SCOE staff work year-round providing services which complement and supplement those offered by public school districts in Sacramento County.

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