High Schools: Planning for Tomorrow: How to Prepare in High School for Your Community College Years

Articulation and Transfer
Educational Policies Committee

If you are a high school student planning to attend a college, the information in this folder is for you. Read it carefully and use it to help plan your high school courses.

The majority of students attending college in the state of California study in community colleges. Community colleges admit all high school graduates and all who can profit from their instruction. Wherever you go to college, if you plan your courses while you are in high school, you will be prepared for college work and will not have to lose time in college taking courses you should already have taken on high school.

Recommendations for Successful Programs

  • Faculty should be involved in planning goals and activities from the onset.
  • It is important to maintain a sensitivity to the history of the relationships between the high school and college districts when re-initiating those contacts.
  • Use high school campuses and high school district offices for meeting sites as well as the college campus.
  • Provide frequent feedback to participating faculty to keep them abreast of progress.
  • Be certain to include program implementers in the program planning process. High school staff as well as high school district staff should be involved.