High School

There are approximately 20 school districts across San Diego and Imperial counties participating in the K-16 Collaborative grant.

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Supporting K-12 Districts

We provide direct support to K-12 districts to build diverse and equitable pipelines through implementation of:


The California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) works to smooth the path to college for California students and unify the efforts of the institutions that serve them. Through, CCGI provides students with in-depth, grade-appropriate information and data-driven tools to support college, career, and financial aid planning and applications. Implementation of CCGI is a requirement to receive funds at the K-12 level, and the K-16 Collaborative will support districts throughout the rollout process.

Communities of Practice​

The K-16 Collaborative has joined forces with the San Diego and Imperial County Offices of Education and the Regional Golden State Pathways Program to offer multiple Communities of Practice (CoP) for educators across the Southern Border Region. CoPs are designed to support and engage faculty from high school, community college, and university. By working together to bridge the disconnects in our educational pipelines, we can meet the needs of all students in San Diego and Imperial counties.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion​

One of the primary objectives of the K-16 Collaborative is to improve access to in-demand, high-wage occupations for underrepresented student groups. The values of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility are weaved throughout all strands of our grant work. 

Early College Credit

Early College Credit is an umbrella term for the various ways that high school students can earn college credit prior to graduation. Typically this is at a local community college, but sometimes occurs with a four-year university. The three main types of early college credit include articulation, dual enrollment, and concurrent enrollment. Our grant supports existing efforts across all segments throughout our region.

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Program Alignment

The K-16 Collaborative Grant supports K-12 LEAs, community colleges, and four-year universities throughout San Diego and Imperial counties as they align and strengthen pathways between segments. The “pathways” of focus are: business, computing, engineering, education and healthcare. We refer to pathway as student movement between high school to community college, high school to university, community college to university to employment, etc. Therefore, courses may or may not be classified as CTE.

Student Supports

There are many organizations and programs available to students, both embedded and in collaboration with our schools. From student clubs and tutoring, to AVID and CalSOAP, we will be compiling, sharing, and partnering with many of these organizations.

Work-Based Learning

Work-based learning (WBL) is such an important experience for students and our grant hopes to support districts in their expansion of WBL opportunities.  Other areas that may be addressed are: clarifying California Department of Education (CDE) reporting requirements, creating pre-apprenticeship opportunities, and finding alternative options to provide students with  WBL experiences.