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Academic & Career Success Initiative

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About the Academic & Career Success Initiative

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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 planJumps to a New LBUSD Department Site 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:

  • Educating students and parents about the “A-G” college entrance requirements and career options beginning in sixth grade.
  • Collaborating with LBCC and CSULB to establish criteria for guaranteed college admission, helping students meet those criteria, identifying various college pathways for students, and providing support to students during college.
  • Aligning the higher education initiatives with career technical education to make certain that students have as many options as possible after they graduate from high school.

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.

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