The state Department of Education recertified Rancho del Mar High a Model Continuation High School.

The distinction, which lasts through 2020, was granted to just 101 of the 445 continuation high schools in the state. Rancho del Mar was first designated a Model Continuation school in 1993, and most recently in 2014.

The program recognizes exceptional continuation high schools, which focus on students who haven’t graduated from high school or are at risk of not graduating.

Rosemary Humphrey, the school’s principal since 2001, will retire at the end of this school year. She will be replaced by Micah Farrell, currently an associate principal at Peninsula High.

- Cynthia Washicko

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