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College and Career Ready

In today’s global, knowledge-based economy, a college education is the gateway to social mobility and better lifelong opportunities. The vast majority of America’s high school students (86 percent) expect to attend college, but many lack the support and guidance they need to prepare for enrollment and success in college. (U.S. Department of Education, NCES 2010-170)

Under the California Department of Education's Dashboard, students are deemed "college and career ready" if they fulfill the requirements listed in the diagram below:

Here at Diamond Ranch, we aim to get every student college and career ready by the time they graduate. School Counselors help students become College and Career Ready by:

  • Update students' 4-year plan on a yearly basis
  • Sharing successes with stakeholders
  • Providing classroom presentations on Credits Matter and A-G requirements
  • Administer Career Inventory surveys to assist the students in creating personal career goals
  • Work on college planning starting at the incoming 8th grade level and continuing throughout their high school career
  • Provide graduation and college and career planning for every high school senior
  • Provide college application workshops
  • Provide financial aid workshops
  • Hold "Coffee with the Counselors" once a semester for all parents
  • Give pre-college testing information (SAT and ACT)
  • Attend the yearly registration for all students to assist students in selecting the appropriate courses needed for graduation and to meet the A-G requirements
  • Conduct parent/student conferencing in regards to grades and progress towards graduation