The mission of LAUSD is to graduate students who are college-prepared and career ready. In the 21st century workplace, finding and keeping a job that pays well requires higher-order thinking skills — those that we want every LAUSD student to learn. In order to accomplish this, students must take a rigorous high school program that teaches a foundation of skills that will help them to apply, analyze and synthesize complex information. LAUSD has incorporated A-G courses into its graduation requirements prioritizing the courses students need to ensure that they are college-prepared and career-ready by graduation day for the Class of 2016 and beyond. Click here to learn more about the A-G requirements.
LD South University Pathways (South UP): Promise Agreements
Local District South and California State University, Dominguez Hills and Charles R. Drew University have made a compact to increase college access by promising guaranteed admission to qualified graduates of Local District South schools. Admission requirements for CSU Dominguez Hills are available here. Charles R. Drew University entrance requirements are noted here.
Please use the links below to listen to Superintendent Downing's remarks at the CSUDH and Charles R. Drew Promise Agreement Signing Ceremonies.
LD South Goals
Please use this link to view the goals and strategies for Local District South.
Parent and Community Engagement
The LAUSD Passport system helps families monitor student progress toward achieving LAUSD graduation requirements. To learn more about the Passport system, click here.