Congratulations to our Alt Ed Student of the Month, Faby Rodriguez!
 
 
Faby Rodriguez was honored with the Al Ed Student of the Month award for November 2022. The award is given to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic and personal achievement and who are nominated by their teachers.
 
La Cuesta teacher Tanya Mark nominated Faby for this award for her hard work and determination. Faby plans to attend Santa Barbara City College. The presentation was attended by Faby's mother, Maria Arroyo, and La Cuesta principal, Sonya Amaral.
 
The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise is very proud of Faby's dedication to her studies and extends our best wishes as she continues her education at SBCC. Congratulations, Faby! 
 
The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise is committed to supporting youth organizations and youth-serving programs in Santa Barbara County. Beginning in 1999, the club sponsored the Student of the Month program at El Puente Community School until the school closed in 2013. The program resumed at La Cuesta Continuation High School for several years and is now includes the district's Alt Ed program. 
 
Santa Barbara Unified School District offers two alternative education programs, Alta Vista Alternative High School and La Cuesta Continuation High School. Both schools are Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredited and the diplomas that students earn are the same as the three traditional high schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Alta Vista Alternative High School offers independent studies options for 9-12th grade students that need a more flexible schedule and prefer a smaller school setting. La Cuesta Continuation High School is set up to support 10-12th grade students who need to recover credits in a smaller, more personalized setting.
 
Photo: Tanya Mark, Faby Rodriguez, Maria Arroyo, Sonya Amaral, and Kathleen Rogers, Youth Services Chair.