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Continuation High School Afterschool Programs – Partnerships with Community Colleges - This PowerPoint was used for a Temescal-hosted conference call that featured a panel of continuation high school afterschool programs that partner with community colleges. The conference call also featured a review of the survey we conducted with afterschool programs in continuation high school settings.

Full article: Going the Extra Mile: Afterschool in Continuation High School Settings - In this long version of Going the Extra Mile, we focus on the potential of afterschool programs to serve the needs of older youth in California continuation high schools. We offer an overview of continuation high schools in California, describe afterschool programs currently operating in the state, use information from an interview with a continuation high school afterschool program supervisor, and draw on a survey of other programs we conducted as part of our research. We also include a case study and interviews with two different continuation high schools.

General article: Going the Extra Mile: Afterschool in Continuation High School Settings (Short Version) - In this shortened version of Going the Extra Mile, we provide an overview of continuation high schools in California, describe afterschool programs currently operating in the state, and use information from an interview with a continuation high school program supervisor. We also include information from a survey of afterschool programs statewide currently operating in continuation schools.

Case study: The SPOT Afterschool Program at Ralph J. Bunche Continuation School - This case study of The SPOT afterschool program at Bunche Academy focuses on the efforts of afterschool staff to create a career exploration and job readiness program.

Interviews: Interviews with Continuation Schools and their Afterschool Programs - We interviewed teachers, afterschool program staff, and youth afterschool participants at two continuation high schools. See what they had to say.

Survey Report: Continuation High School Afterschool - In 2009, Temescal Associates initiated a project to raise the awareness of school-based, afterschool programs that operate within continuation high school settings. We sought to identify their unique contributions to continuation high school youth and the schools that serve them.

Serving the Needs of Continuation High School Students through Afterschool Programs - Temescal Associates

Video: Ralph J. Bunche High School's Project Mentor Program - The SPOT (Supporting Positive Opportunities for Teens) afterschool program is located at Ralph J. Bunche continuation high school in Oakland, CA. This video features Project Mentor, a career exploration and job readiness program run by the afterschool program, which is detailed in the case study above.

Video: Ralph J. Bunche High School's Afterschool Program, Case Study: Basketball Team - The SPOT (Supporting Positive Opportunities for Teens) afterschool program is located at Ralph J. Bunche continuation high school in Oakland, CA. This intimate video captures the power of informal peer mentoring and support that is part of youth sports programs.

Case Study: Alternative Education Options: A Descriptive Study of California Continuation High Schools - Jorge Ruiz de Velasco, Greg Austin, Don Dixon, Joseph Johnson, Milbrey McLaughlin, & Lynne Perez - West Ed

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance -- National Alternative High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey, United States, 1998 - Jo Anne Grunbaum, Ed.D., Laura Kann, Ph.D., Steven A. Kinchen, James G. Ross, M.S., Vani R. Gowda, M.H.S,1 Janet L. Collins, Ph.D,3 Lloyd J. Kolbe, Ph.D.

Nobody's Kids -- A Look at Continuation High Schools in California - Milbrey McLaughlin, Jorge Ruiz de Velasco, Stanford University; Education Writers' Association

Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI) Network Distinguishers - AHSI

Alternative High Schools: Models For the Future? - Gay G. Knutson & Carroll College, Horizon Site

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