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College-Going Culture

In their own words

From the video, Media Academy, Media College Preparatory High School. To watch the entire video or others that spotlight exemplary Career Academies, please go to Video Vignettes on this website.


From Profile of the California Partnership Academies, 2009-2010; Career Academies Support Network, 2011. This report and an executive summary are available on this website.

In today's economy it is important for all students to have the option of attending some type of postsecondary education.  CCASN collaborated with the Center for Educational Partnerships at UC Berkeley and the UC Office of the President, to produce the College Tools website. It provides extensive resources to help high schools improve their college-going culture and college attendance rate.

The content offered on College Tools is divided into these sections:

  • Advancing College-Going
  • Access to “a-g’ Curriculum (courses required for college entrance)
  • Transcript Evaluation (including a detailed how-to guide)
  • SLCs and Career Academies
  • Hands-On Materials
  • More Tools (glossary, articles, links to other sites, and more)

Each of these sections has a wealth of materials available, all free. Some examples:

  • The 10 Most Common Excuses for Not Going to College...and Why They are Wrong
  • Realizing the College Dream, a College Readiness Curriculum and Presentations
  • California State University Admissions Handbook
  • UC Individual Academic Planner (A planning guide for high school students)
  • CCASN guides and handbooks related to implementing SLCs and Career Academies
  • Hand-outs, curricula, lesson plans, and delivery modes for elementary/ middle/ high schools, and parents

Workshops

CCASN has conducted workshops that help educators promote a college-going culture in their schools:

  • Advancing a college-going culture in high school
  • Improving student access to courses meeting college entrance standards
  • How to conduct a transcript evaluation analysis
  • How SLCs and Career Academies can advance college going

To learn more about our workshops, please go to our Contact page, select "Services" from the Subject menu, and enter your question or request.