CCSS Systems Implementation Guide
Guiding Strategy 5
Collaborate with the postsecondary and business communities and additional stakeholders to ensure that all students are prepared for success in career and college.
Suggestions for Local Educational Agencies
- Ensure that career technical education (CTE) teachers are familiar with and use the newly revised, CCSS-aligned CTE Model Curriculum Standards to promote inter-departmental collaboration in your high school community.
- Encourage efforts by teachers to integrate CCSS-aligned academic and CTE content, such as through teacher participation in University of California Curriculum Integration Institutes
, to foster the development of new college preparatory courses.
- Invite business leaders, chamber of commerce members, and individuals from postsecondary institutions to informational meetings regarding the relationship of the CCSS to career and college readiness. A number of materials to support this work are available on the Higher Education and Community Partners tabs on the CDE CCSS Web page.
- Leverage existing partnerships established via California Partnership Academies, Linked Learning programs, and CTE pathway programs to engage members of the local business and postsecondary communities in discussions regarding the CCSS.
- Leverage existing partnerships established via college preparation programs such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Advancement Via Individual Determination, the Early Assessment Program, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs , Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement , and the Puente Project to engage members of the local business and postsecondary communities in discussions regarding the CCSS.
- Support and expand the implementation of high school reform models focused on underachieving or disadvantaged students, such as early college high schools and middle college high schools, which feature a high school operating on a community college campus and an expectation that students enroll in and successfully complete college courses prior to high school graduation. For more information on early college and middle college high school programs, please visit the Foundation for California Community College’s Early College High School Program , the Middle College National Consortium , and the California Community College’s Middle College High School Program Web pages.
- Attend local community meetings and events sponsored by the local chamber, postsecondary institutions, community-based organizations, and organizations that focus on expanding college opportunities for underrepresented students (i.e., socioeconomically disadvantaged students, students of color, English learners, students with disabilities, foster youth) to talk informally about the CCSS.