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College & Career Readiness

California uses the College/Career indicator within the California School Dashboard to measure whether the LEA students are prepared for success after graduation based on measures like graduation rate, performance on state tests, and college credit courses. Only graduates can be classified as Prepared or Approaching Prepared. For schools to demonstrate success on this state indicator, high school graduates must meet at least one of the measures in the prepared level. 
    • Smarter Balanced Summative AssessmentsScore of Level 3 "Standard Met" or higher on both English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics
    • Advanced Placement (AP) Exams: Score of 3 or higher on two AP exams
    • International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams: Score of 4 or higher on two IB exams
    • Completion of Dual Enrollment: Two Semesters or three-quarters of college coursework with a grade of C- or better in academic/CTE subjects where college credit is awarded
    • University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) a-g requirements: Complete A-G requirements with a grade of C- or better plus one of the Additional Criteria*
    • Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathway: Pathway completion with a grade of C- or better in the capstone course plus one of the Addition Criteria*
*Additional Criteria
    • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment Scores:
      • Level 3 or higher on ELA and at least 2 "Standard Nearly Met" in mathematics, or
      • Level 3 or higher on mathematics and at least a Level 2 in ELA
    • One semester/two-quarters of Dual Enrollment with a grade of C- or better in academic/CTE subjects
    • A score of 3 on one AP exam or score of 4 on one IB Exam (for a-g requirement only)
    • Completion of a CTE Pathway (for a-g requirement only)
Career Technical Education (CTE)

Career Technical Education (CTE)

At CCCS & SAVA, every student engages and participates in high-quality, rigorous, and relevant educational pathways and programs. Our courses are created in collaboration with leading business and industry partners and local community colleges – promoting creativity, innovation, leadership, community service and life-long learning. Career Technical Education (CTE) programs are developed in response to student interest surveys with emphasis on the potential for career opportunities within focused industries. Delivered in a classroom setting, our courses provide students cutting-edge technology and group interactions with hands-on experiences.
Many of our CTE classes are now articulated with local community colleges, giving students the opportunity to earn college credit for completing these courses with a course grade of B or higher. Upon completion of these courses, in addition to earning college credits, students are given priority enrolment opportunities by community colleges.
Career Technical Education pathways at CCCS & SAVA cover the following areas:
    • Agricultural & Natural Sciences
    • Animal & Veterinary Science
    • Design, Visual, & Media Arts
    • Fashion Design & Merchandishing
    • Food Service & Hospitality
  • Hospitality Tourism & Recreation
  • Nursing & Parient Care 
  • Performing Arts
  • Public Services
  • Transportation