June 6, 2008

The 1st Annual Bounce Back School Graduation and Awards Assembly

On June 10, 2008, the Sweetwater Union High School District’s Alternative Education Program will host the first annual “Bounce Back School Graduation and Awards Assembly”, at the Chula Vista High School of Creative and Performing Arts Theater, located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and K Street in Chula Vista. The Bounce Back Assembly begins at 10:00 a.m. and celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of all Bounce Back students, with a reception immediately following for family and friends. Along with the graduation ceremony, Bounce Back students will also be receiving awards for many of their major accomplishments that include Perseverance, Overall Improvement, CAHSEE Test Success, Outstanding Character, Ambition and Initiative.

The success of the Bounce Back students will be recognized and celebrated by the keynote speaker, international and motivational speaker and recording artist, Dr. Fairest Hill. Dr. Hill will address the graduates on “Celebrating the Past and Embracing the Future”, encouraging students to appreciate their accomplishments and inspiring them to look forward to the challenges that are ahead. A special vocal performance by Benita Jamison and presentations by students, Sweetwater District Board members and administrators will complete the program that is dedicated to the tremendous first-year success of The Bounce Back School.

Envisioned by Ms. Charlene Lemons, Director of Alternative Education, Bounce Back is Alternative Education’s newest school, offering educational options and alternatives for students who prior to attending Bounce Back, were disengaged from the educational process and may have never received recognition for academic progress prior to enrollment in Bounce Back. Due to the uniquely personalized and educational atmosphere created by the Bounce Back staff, the students are focused on positive life-changing outcomes, including high school completion, workforce and life-skills preparation, mature decision making and employment. Ms. Lemons’ powerful vision and leadership have inspired students, staff and parents to achieve higher education and life-changing goals for the past twenty years and is once again reflected in the success of the Bounce Back School and students.

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