DeWolf Continuation School

DeWolf Continuation School

Excelling in rigorous curriculum.

Individual student data system that informs students, staff, and families.

Individual Learning Plan for each student.

Instructional strategies differentiated to meet the needs of each student.

Leadership in school management.

Student engagement.

Student socio-emotional support.

DeWolf is a specialty school in Fresno Unified School District. The mission of DeWolf is to create an alternative setting that provides academic rigor, school connectedness, and expansion of career awareness leading to college and career graduates who are productive members of society.

DeWolf High School has been recognized as a 2023 Model Continuation School by the California Department of Education. The school met 16 out of 17 exemplary components. Here are a few areas of excellence:

DeWolf provides a robust mentoring and coaching program for students through a partnership with the Fresno County Office of Education Street Saints organization. Street Saints provide support to students through goal setting and reflection which includes a Young Women’s Empowerment group and a Men of Excellence group.

Our Impact:

Students at DeWolf are able to access dual enrollment classes at Fresno City College. In the past, approximately 5 students tackled the Advance to College course. This year, 20 students enrolled and had a 100% passage rate for semester 1. There are currently, 54 students enrolled at Fresno City College for the Fall 2023 semester.

Student voice is a critical component of the success of DeWolf students. Students are surveyed often to determine their interest in various experiences. The site leadership then makes it happen!

For example:

DeWolf is very intentional about celebrating seniors and providing social experiences that encourage daily attendance and school pride. Events such as Senior Sunrise, Senior Movie Night, Free Cap and Gown, and a fully funded Grad Nite at Universal Studios for any senior that graduates with their class.

As of March 2023, 28 students have graduated with another ten on track to graduate in the next few weeks.

The minimum state requirement for continuation schools is 68%. The driving force between this significant increase in student graduation rate is the addition of fifty additional days to the school year!

Investing in our Future

DeWolf has been working diligently to provide a variety of Career Technical Education (CTE) internships, Industry Certifications and Work-Based Learning. Students were able to work at Oldcastle Infrastructure in Madera for 10 days over winter break. The program was run by industry professionals and was designed to teach students how to weld. Future experiences will be provided this summer. 

To date, DeWolf students have earned 201 industry certifications, including OSHA 10, OSHA 30, Stop the Bleed, and Solar Installation through Grid Alternatives. With a student population of only 174, students have proven that they are interested and excited about receiving CTE certifications.

Our Students’ success has an impact on our city!

A continued focus on graduation, college enrollment, and CTE certifications benefits our community. The city of Fresno succeeds when DeWolf students succeed!

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