Thank you for your interest in Specialized Secondary Programs (SSP). Specialized Secondary Programs were placed in Tier 3 of categorical flexibility in 2007. According to the provisions of categorical flexibility, sections of CA Education Code are suspended, and no applications or reporting are required or allowed on programs placed in Tier 3.
Specialized Secondary Programs (SSP) grant funds may be used for programs that provide students with advanced learning opportunities in a variety of subjects. Although these programs retain a core course work element within the approved curriculum, they may specialize in such areas as English-language arts, mathematics, science, history and social science, foreign language, and the visual performing arts. The acquisition of technology skills and their use as a tool for instruction and learning is also emphasized in these programs.
Career and College Transition Programs are administered by:
California Department of Education
Career & College Transition Division
High School Innovations and Initiatives Office
1430 N Street, Suite 4202
Sacramento, CA 95814
For program information contact:
Jeanne Geiser, Staff Services Analyst