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Contact Information (School Year 2018—19)
Last updated: 12/12/2018
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2018—19)
La Cuesta Continuation High School provides a supportive academic learning environment that assists students in completing their high school education by offering academic programs and options designed to meet individualized learning needs. With a focus on college as a possibility for all students, the goal is for students to be able to obtain a high school diploma and/or return to a traditional high school setting. La Cuesta staff strives to motivate and assist students to improve their academic skills, attendance, social, cultural and community involvement. The expected outcome is for students to obtain academic achievement, be productive, contributing members of society, and enhance individual self-worth through meeting with success in school and the community.
La Cuesta is an alternative education program accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Small classes allow interaction and exchange of ideas between students and teachers, and among students themselves. In addition to cooperative and collaborative classroom activities, each student's individual educational needs are recognized and incorporated into the structured school day.
Securing a diploma gives students a sense of accomplishment and opens doors to employment and a future that is productive and fulfilling. Upon completing all district graduation requirements, students graduate from La Cuesta with a Santa Barbara Unified School District diploma that is the same as those received by students in the district who graduate from a traditional high school.
La Cuesta is located at 710 Santa Barbara Street and is structured to provide all students with the opportunity to:
- achieve academic excellence with a focus on an academic foundation that prepares students for college level work;
- understand and respect individual and cultural diversity;
- balance individual interests and civic responsibilities;
- participate effectively in our democratic society;
- participate in an increasingly technological society;
- develop strong moral and ethical values;
- develop and maintain confidence and a sense of self-worth;
- take responsibility for their own learning and development, and become lifelong learners.
Providing an educational environment where students are encouraged to become responsible citizens, academic achievers and problem solvers, and demonstrate strong moral and ethical values.
The mission of La Cuesta High School is to provide each student with a diverse education in a safe, supportive environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation, and excellence in learning. The La Cuesta team joins the parents and community to support students in developing skills to become resilient, self-sufficient citizens who will succeed and contribute responsibly in a global community. La Cuesta students are encouraged to improve their attendance, stretch their academic limits, and develop a positive outlook toward school, post-secondary and career opportunities.
Last updated: 1/16/2019
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2017—18)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 12/18/2018
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2017—18)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||3.8 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||1.3 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||87.5 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||%|
|Two or More Races||%|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||75.0 %|
|English Learners||35.0 %|
|Students with Disabilities||23.8 %|