California Exemplary Dual Enrollment AwardRecognizes schools for their exemplary dual enrollment programming that provides opportunities to enroll in and earn college credits while in high school. Schools selected for this award demonstrate quality, equity driven dual enrollment programs.
The High School Innovations and Initiatives Office will introduce the first annual Exemplary Dual Enrollment Awards Program beginning in the 2022–23 school year. The purpose of this award program is to identify and recognize schools that have exemplary dual enrollment programs and to allow these schools to share their exemplary programs and practices which have contributed to their success. This award will encourage other schools to strengthen and expand their dual enrollment offerings especially associated with inclusion of students of color, socially-economically disadvantaged and first in the family to attend college.
All comprehensive high schools with dual enrollment programs are eligible to apply for the 2022–23 California Department of Education (CDE) Exemplary Dual Enrollment Award. Early and Middle Colleges and alternative education schools will be eligible to apply for the 2023–24 year. We will alternate years so that eligible comprehensive high schools with dual enrollment programs and Early and Middle Colleges and alternative education schools will apply for the California Exemplary Dual Enrollment Award once every two years. Schools recognized as a California Exemplary Dual Enrollment Awardee will hold the title for two years.
Schools must demonstrate and provide evidence of:
- College partnership(s)
- Integration with college and district plans and frameworks
- Dual credit for high school graduation
- Outcome data
- Student supports
2022–23 California Exemplary Dual Enrollment Awardees
|School Name||County-District-School (CDS) Code||School Principal Name||District Name||District Superintendent Name|
|Arvin High School||15635291530252||Ed Watts||Kern High School District||Bryon Schaefer|
|McFarland High School Early College||15739081534155||Dario Diaz||McFarland Unified School District||Samuel Resendez|
|Robert F. Kennedy High School||15634120116384||Dolores Rodriguez||Delano Joint Union High School District||Jason Garcia|
|Avenal High School||16739321630953||Silvia Maldonado||Reef-Sunset Unified School District||Pat Sánchez|
|Rio Linda High School||34765053436979||Paul Orlando||Twin Rivers Unified School District||Steve Martinez|
|Delano High School||15634121531672||Shondra Walker||Delano Joint Union High School District||Shondra Walker|
|Centennial High School||19734371931567||Bobby Walker||Compton Unified School District||Darin Brawley|
|Dominguez High School||19734371932326||Caleb Oliver||Compton Unified School District||Darin Brawley|
|Mendocino High School||23655812333185||Tobin Hahn||Mendocino Unified School District||Jason Morse|