Keys Independent Study (9-12)

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Keys Independent Study (9-12)

mckenzie-lunney-web Name: Mackenzie Lunney
Age: 18 Grade: 2016 Graduate
I chose: Keys College & Career Prep
Why? For the flexibility to work with my schedule and
the college preparation.
Mackenzie says: “When I first started with Keys during my freshman year, I was five weeks behind and I thought I was never going to make it through. With the help of my Education Specialist, I felt confident and was able to finish the work”. Mackenzie plans to pursue a nursing career and her advice to new students is “No matter what, don’t give up. Lots of people are there to help and you should always take advantage of that help.”

Keys College and Career Prep 9-12: Keys College and Career Prep is an independent study program that serves students in grades 9-12. Keys students are assigned to an Educational Specialist (ES) who will be responsible for selecting and ordering curriculum, as well as meeting with the parent and student at least once a week to assign school work and review graded assignments. Students may be allowed to take 2 classes at one of the Springs Student Centers if space is available, and are encourage to participate in Internships, CTE courses, and other applicable programs. Keys College and Career Prep centers are located in the following areas: Corona, Hemet, Indio, Lake Elsinore, Santa Ana, Rancho Cucamonga. Riverside, Temecula, and Vista.

Imagine a high school

  • Where your teacher believes in you and your abilities to be successful
  • With a drama free environment
  • Where you may be involved in Internships, Career Technical Education courses and/or concurrent enrollment at college
  • Where you can earn credit pursuing your passion with careers, music, or athletics
  • That is a supportive and rigorous college prep independent study program
  • Where your teacher listens and cares about you
  • Where you can be the best that you can be

KEYS High School is all of the above and more. KEYS students work independently to prepare for college and careers in a friendly and caring environment. The KEYS teachers help the students discover their inner strengths and solve problems independently.

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June 12, 2017

KEYS Senior Helps Military, Veteran Families

Marcellus Benton, a graduating senior with the Lake Elsinore KEYS program, volunteers at the Veteran's Supplemental Support Network (VSSN), an organization that assists military and veteran families.

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May 18, 2017

KEYS Student Takes 2nd in Art Show

Ian Wickes, 17, an 11th-grade student with the KEYS program, took the 2nd place award for 2D Graphic in the 55th annual Press Enterprise Art Show at the Riverside Art Museum.

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April 25, 2017

Student profile: Melanie Gomez

Melanie Gomez, 17, is a junior with the KEYS program. She is in her second year with the program. She likes Springs, she said, because “I get to work in my own environment where I have no distractions, and I have such a great education specialist (Chelsie Simpson) who is always there to help me and to motivate me to work hard and to do my best.”

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March 2, 2017

Internship is an Asset for KEYS Senior

Dillon Haffner is a senior in the KEYS Independent Study program and is currently enrolled in Exploratory Work Experience Education 1, an unpaid internship.

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