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February 6, 2018 > Alameda County students graduate

Alameda County students graduate

Approximately 40 high school students served directly by the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) will soon don caps and gowns to participate in the annual Winter graduation activities.

Graduates of ACOEÕs Student Programs and Services division (SPaS) will be treated to a graduation luncheon, followed by a graduation ceremony in front of family, friends and supporters, on February 12 at the San Leandro Performing Arts Center.

ACOE is particularly proud to also offer senior portrait photo sessions as a complimentary service to students, as ordering photos can be cost-prohibitive to many. In addition to individual headshots, the students of the parenting teen programs can choose to be photographed with their children and family members.

ÒAll high school graduates should be commended for their academic achievement, but our ACOE scholars are deserving of special recognition for their resilience and perseverance,Ó said L. Karen Monroe, County Superintendent of Schools. ÒACOE graduates are an inspiration to all of us who believe that great things can happen when you never give up.Ó

Students served by SPaS are often the most vulnerable youth in the County, attending the program as a last chance at high school graduation. SPaS provides year-round alternative education programs for this diverse student population. With a current enrollment of more than 260 students from across Alameda County, ACOE SPaS operates a variety of programs.

In most cases, students are enrolled based on a referral from another institution. These programs provide academic instruction and support services to the countyÕs most vulnerable students. For more information on participating in a program visit Student Programs and Services on the ACOE website (

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