Alternative education students celebrated for perfect attendance

Students in the San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) celebrated at the historic Yosemite Club in downtown Stockton to recognize a very special achievement.

They all had perfect attendance this school year.

The students were honored at a lunchtime ceremony May 9. They dined on prime rib prepared by students in SJCOE Career Technical Education’s culinary program housed in the historical building. The recognition was very nice, said one.Charter Academy for Visual & Performing Arts student Anastasia Retiz, 15. “It shows you that good deeds are rewarded.”

Students at the one.C.A.R.E. program at East Union High School in Manteca are taught a mantra: Know where you’re supposed to be. Be where you are supposed to be. Do what you are supposed to do.

“These guys took that to heart,” said Doug McCreath, the program director.

The lunch was a nice surprise, said Blake Johnson, one of the one.C.A.R.E. students at the lunch. “I was kind of shocked,” he said, but it was nice to be recognized.

Many of the students at the lunch were also recognized at a May 3 evening awards ceremony for alternative education students in programs under SJCOE County Operated Schools and Programs. Students received awards for writing, GPA, and other achievements. The top award for the night – the Concept of one. – was reserved for students who exemplified the core mission of SJCOE alternative education, known as the one.Program.

It’s a reminder of the one. concept that each individual can make a difference in the world and individuals can join together and work as one.

Posted: 5/11/2016