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 individual 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 may also be required 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

What are you going to do after you finish high school? To prepare for that day, consider taking the career technical education courses offered at your school. Career technical education (CTE) courses offer a unique opportunity to try out in variety of industries, with diffferent academic, creative and technical skills. CTE courses meet college admission requirements, provide mentor and internship opportunities, provide articulated community college credit and/or certification recognized by industry. CTE provides opportunities nowhere else represented in education, preparing you for your future - college and career ready.

More information can be found at the district's CCTE (College Career Technical Education Department) and the San Diego Community College District.

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