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Baldwin Park Unified’s North Park High School Honored as State Model Continuation School

 Baldwin Park Unified’s North Park High School was honored at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 12 by the District Board of Trustees as a 2015 California Model Continuation School for providing an innovative, student-focused program that boosted student credit completion rates to 97 percent and graduation rates to 92.4 percent in 2013-14.
 
The three-year designation by the California Department of Education is a first for North Park, which serves between 300 and 400 students a year. School leaders slashed the dropout rate to 5.9 percent and cut suspensions/expulsions to 7.9 percent from 28.2 percent in two years.
 
The school, along with 28 other 2015 designees, was also honored at the 2015 California Continuation Education Association State Conference held May 1-3 in Burlingame.