SFUSD to increase students’ access to City College
San Francisco (November 14, 2018) - More San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) students than ever are taking college courses before they graduate from high school. That number is set to increase after the San Francisco Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday, “In Support of Making College More Accessible to SFUSD Students.”
The resolution, authored by Board of Education President Stevon Cook and Vice President Mark Sanchez, calls for SFUSD and City College of San Francisco (CCSF) to continue to work together to increase access to existing courses, including career apprenticeship and language courses.
Increasing access to college courses is aligned with SFUSD’s goals of Vision 2025 to create global citizens and make San Francisco the classroom for learning. Research shows that dual enrollment in high school leads to greater success in college. Enrolling in college while in high school helps students obtain credit recovery, graduate high school, work in a career field with potential career advancement, and earn a college degree.
SFUSD’s Early College program supports students who dually enroll, with an emphasis on subjects connected to jobs in high-demand fields. In the 2014-15 school year, 486 students completed courses at CCSF; that number nearly tripled to 1,149 high school students in the 2017-18 school year.
The Board wants to see that momentum continue and even more high school students receiving support for dual enrollment.
“Research shows that when high school students have the opportunity to take college courses, they are more likely to attend college after they graduate,” said Board President Stevon Cook. “I am excited to see even more of our students attain the goal of a college degree.”
Page updated on 11/14/18