4.5.1 College and Career Readiness

College and Career Readiness

SFUSD prepares and supports all students for post-secondary education and a competitive, fulfilling career pathway. All students including individuals with special learning, physical, or language needs should prepare for a career and for post-secondary education and career pathway. SFUSD offers a variety of courses and programs to prepare all students to complete requirements for UC/CSU enrollment. All high school students are required to take a one semester College & Career Course in the 9th grade.  This course introduces students to the career planning process, resources available to explore careers, career options, and educational requirements for a variety of careers.  This course also helps students plan for post-secondary education, which may be a four-year university, a two-year college, technical certification or an apprenticeship.

The Curriculum & Instruction Department coordinates several Career Academies.  SFUSD Career Academies connect learning in the classroom with real-world applications outside of school.  These courses integrate rigorous academic instruction with a demanding career technical curriculum and fieldwork-based learning set in the context of one of California’s 15 major industry sectors. Academy programs introduce interested students to basic skills required in career/pathways areas, opportunities to learn in-depth about a specific career area, field trips, professionals working in the field, and Dual Enrollment and internship opportunities.  Students/parents need to consult the SFUSD enrollment guide or their school counselor for more information about career academies.