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.  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 and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways and Academies.  SFUSD CTE programs 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. CTE 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. 

SFUSD’s Career Technical Education department supports student access to career exploration, practice and mastery of technical skills, and early-college course work.  Our goal is that each student has college and career exposure to make informed decisions about their educational path after high school, and has the work skills to thrive in the San Francisco workforce.

Consult the SFUSD enrollment guide or speak with your school counselor for more information about career academies, to enroll in Career Technical Education, or to help you choose courses that meet college admission requirements. 

Visit our web pages to learn more about College and Career Readiness, and SFUSD’s Career Technical Education.

This page was last updated on August 22, 2022