Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Araceli Canchola


Central Coast Continuation High School (CCCHS or CCHS) is designed around the philosophy of giving students in danger of not graduating a second chance at a diploma with alternative education strategies. The problem this Capstone aims to remedy is that many of these students cannot access college for a variety of reasons after graduating high school. These students are stigmatized for attending a continuation school, are in low socio-economic (SES) brackets, and lack scholarship access - these issues prevent college access. Consequences of this problem include future lack of access to higher paying jobs, loss of societal potential, and continuing the cycle of poverty these students often currently inhabit. The project itself is a blueprint for a yearly scholarship fundraiser for CCHS to give out to their students to improve college access. For the 2020-21 school year, CCHS can and should implement this scholarship fundraiser as soon as possible in order to best serve their student population.