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Alhambra's Century High School named as 2011 model continuation school

Century was among five San Gabriel Valley schools and 27 statewide chosen from 509 to be honored as models for helping struggling students get an education. Continuation high schools provide an alternative for students older than 16, who are not making sufficient progress toward graduation. Two hundred and fifteen students are enrolled at Century; the student body is 81% Latino, 6% white, and 11% Asian. Like other continuation schools, Century provides a focus on career education, counseling and flexible schedules.

"These schools create a culture of learning for and provide educational continuity for students whose lives have been challenged," said state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell in a statement. "They help young people realize that getting a good education and earning a high school diploma is their chance toward leading a better and more prosperous life."

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  1. the new principal will destroy the school eventually.

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