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Antonia Stone and Rich Merlo

Antonia Stone has been the principal of Corcoran High School since the fall of 2014. She has been with the district for 13 years. In 2016, Superintendent Rich Merlo’s work as a LELA fellow led to the Corcoran Unified School District’s partnership with Education Elements to bring Personalized Learning to the schools. This piece reflects one of the outcomes of their focus on student ownership.

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Innovative Leadership  |  Personalized Learning  |  School Districts

How Corcoran High School Used Their Graduation Ceremony to Personalize Learning

In 2017, Corcoran High School implemented a new district alternate assessment, also known as a competency test. This test was required for any student who did not score Standards Met or Standards Exceeded on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress. Students who could not pass this assessment would be prohibited from participating in the graduation ceremony.

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