What We Do
Our core strategy centers on intersegmental partnerships to
bridge the gaps between K-12 and Higher Ed.
Policy Goal: Recommend policy changes based on successful, equitable college readiness and success programming.
Policy Recommendation #1: Create a shared definition of “college readiness” between K-12 and Higher Ed partners.
Policy Recommendation #2: Develop a new nationwide framework for the post-pandemic public education system that includes shared accountability for student outcomes throughout K-16.
Partnership Goal: Develop strategic partnerships that improve the reach to underrepresented (low-income, minority, first-generation) students.
Objective #1: Improve the rate of African-American students, especially males, participating in and succeeding in STEM courses and majors.
Objective #2: Increase partnerships in rural communities in CA and nationwide.
Academic Program Goal: Systemically align K-16 curricula and assessments to create equitable learning opportunities and a seamless transition for students to progress to college and career.
Objective #1: Create articulated academic readiness and success plans with our K-12 partners.
Objective #2: Implement Learning-Based Grading™ to improve course outcomes through equitable grading practices.
Objective #3: Expand the use of dual-enrollment math courses as an intervention and alignment strategy.
College Counseling Program Goal: Establish the environment, attitudes, and practices which empower schools and communities to thrive in an equitable college-going culture.
Objective #1: Create articulated college readiness and success plans with our K-16 partners.
Objective #2: Improve proficiency in college knowledge amongst K-12 counselors.
Initiatives By Year
Programmatic PD Initiatives
SLAM Program (Revision)
Learning-Based Grading™ PD
K-16 Math PD
College Counseling PD
College Readiness Alignment
College Transition, Persistence, & Completion
K-16 Math Teaching, Learning, & Alignment
CA K-8 School Expansion
CA Comm College Expansion
Teaching and Counseling Credentialing