Life After High School

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Planning for Life After High School


High School Courses: Every student in the San Diego Unified School District will be completing the University of California's "A-G" entrance requirements before graduation, beginning with the Class of 2016. Although the minimum requirements vary depending on the selected college or university, the A-G are among the most rigorous college preparation requirements. Every high school in the district has courses that meet these requirements; see counselors at inpidual schools for the courses that fit these requirements.

The California State University has an excellent website that will help you reach your dreams by getting a college or university degree.

Tests: To gain admission to college, students must also take and submit scores from either the ACT Assessment plus Writing, or the SAT Reasoning Test. Students applying to University of California campuses must also take two SAT subject tests. The high school counseling office can provide the testing information, dates and location. Students and parents/guardians can access additional information from the University of California and California State University.

Career Education

Career Technical Education is a program of study that involves a multiyear sequence of courses that integrates academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to post-secondary education and careers. Students completing a career pathway take foundation, intermediate and capstone (Regional Occupational Program) courses in a single defined field of study.Students are encouraged to complete an internship in their chosen industry sector prior to completing their senior year.

Technical Preparation education is a planned sequence of study in a technical field or pathway program beginning as early as grade 9. This sequence extends through two or more years of post-secondary education or through an apprenticeship program of at least two years following secondary instruction. The sequence culminates in an associate degree, a certificate and/or a bachelor’s degree. More information can be found at the district's College Career Technical Education Department and the San Diego Community College District.

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