Our Commitment

  • Fernando R. Ledesma High School is a continuation high school committed to a mission of providing students with a personalized alternative education program in a safe, caring environment that focuses on state and district instructional standards, enabling students to develop into successful, productive citizens.

    Alternative approaches to learning and flexible academic programs are utilized to better serve the special needs of these students. The Guaranteed Guidance Program ensures that all students have an equal opportunity in all classes in all subject areas, placement is monitored by an ongoing assessment of student needs and the adjustment of programs as needs change. The school's mission supports the mission and goals of the El Monte Union High School District.

Important Announcements

Mustangs in the News

  • Fernando R. Ledesma High Named a 2018 Model Continuation School

    Fernando R. Ledesma High School is one of 32 schools in the state to be recognized as a 2018 Model Continuation High School, a designation awarded by the California Department of Education to schools that provide exemplary programs to at-risk youth through the use of innovative instructional strategies, flexible scheduling, and guidance and counseling services. “Every day, our teachers and staff unite in their shared goal of addressing our students’ academic, social and emotional well-being, while cultivating a safe and caring learning environment in which they can overcome obstacles and succeed,” Principal Freddy Arteaga said. “Being among the few schools selected across the state as Model Continuation High Schools is a testament to the supportive culture we have worked hard to foster.” click story title for more...

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  • Rock Star Teacher

    Natividad Vizcaino utilizing a SmartBoard to illustrate concepts of linear algebra to her 6th period Integrated Math class.

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  • Access to Technology

    David Doorn's 5th period Integrated Math class using a class set of chromebooks and Google sheets to explore the topic of linear regression.

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  • Fine Arts

    Adrian Isida using a Wacom Cintiq which allows the user to draw on the computer using a dedicated stylus. The commercial art class has four of these available for students to use.

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District News

  • Farmers to Families Food Boxes to be Distributed in June; Access a Free Summer 2020 Meal Program

    Arroyo, El Monte and Mountain View high schools will distribute USDA Farmers to Families Food Boxes during the month of June. They will be distributed along with summer free breakfast and lunch grab-and-go meals, which are available 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays. Find other summer meal distribution sites.

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  • South El Monte High School Recognized as a 2020 Top LA County School

    South El Monte High School has been named to the 2020 Top Los Angeles County Public Schools for Underserved Students list for helping to close the opportunity gap for low-income Latino students in Los Angeles County and helping them flourish despite the obstacles.

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  • El Monte Union: A Message of Unity, Equity and Justice

    We are in the midst of one of the most challenging times in our country’s history. Not only are we living through a worldwide pandemic, but we are now also witnessing momentous civil unrest across the country due to the systemic mistreatment of African Americans in the United States and the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police officers. Please read the rest of the statement.

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  • Update: Class of 2020 Car Parade Diploma Celebrations

    We are pleased to inform that you that our six high schools will hold their Car Parade Diploma Celebrations on June 4 as planned. However, in response to county-wide curfews that may be in place over the next several days, our schools will amend their schedules to begin parades earlier, ensuring they end before the anticipated L.A County curfew time of 6 p.m.

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