Academic & Career Success Initiative
The Academic and Career Success For All Initiative was unanimously approved by the Board of Education in September 2007 to increase the college and career readiness of all students. It is part of the district’s larger strategic plan and will help ensure that students graduate from high school with as many options as possible.
At the heart of the initiative is the district's Seamless Education partnership with Long Beach City College (LBCC), and California State University Long Beach (CSULB). This partnership was developed in the 1990’s to improve student achievement and teacher quality by aligning academic standards, teaching methods and student assessments from preschool through graduate school. Enhancements to this effort include:
In addition to enhancing the Seamless Education partnership, the Initiative requires that clear and comprehensive goals and milestones are established to ensure students are prepared for college and work. It also requires periodic reporting on the district's progress toward achieving these goals and milestones.