Planning to be College Ready
In order for students to continue on the road to college, L.A. Unified has brought together an array of lessons and best practices that can be utilized in grades 9 – 12. To access the High School College Awareness Experiences document, click here.
All high schools have been provided with the Senior College Booklet, Class of 2019. This will be given to every 12th grade student in L.A. Unified. It contains information on college systems, entrance requirements, timelines, financial planning resources, and many references that support all aspects of postsecondary planning. To access the Senior College Booklet, click here.
If needed, schools should contact their Local District College Counseling Coordinator to request more Senior College Booklets.
All comprehensive and continuation high schools have access to Naviance for High School, a comprehensive postsecondary readiness and planning platform. Contact your Local District College Counseling Coordinator to learn about ongoing Naviance supports for schools.
Follow the links below to learn more about Naviance:
• Naviance HS Overview Flyer
• Naviance High School FAQ’s
• Naviance Employee Login Flyer
• Naviance Student Login Flyer
• Introduction to Naviance Lesson Plan
• Scripted PowerPoint to Introduce Naviance
• On-Demand Training Flyer
The Common Application provides planning and research pages that provide answers to students’ college questions, in three categories: Why Go To College, How to Prepare, and How to Pay. To learn more, visit the Common Application website.
The Plan Ahead website contains videos, curriculum and student success stories that are teacher and student-friendly. To learn more information, visit the Plan Ahead website.
The California State University system supports postsecondary readiness with “How To Get to College” resources for grades 9 through 12. For more information, visit the California State University - Preparing for College: High School website.
University of California, Office of the President (UCOP) is committed to making higher education available to all California students. To learn more, visit the University of California, Diversity and Engagement website. Additionally, you will find a variety of college access and preparation materials.
Professionals who support students who are or have been in foster care can visit the California College Pathways website to learn about campus housing resources and support services, financial aid, etc. There are also pages of information on L.A. Community Colleges, UC and CSU systems, and vocational education options. Learn more by visiting the California College Pathways website.
School staff who work within the Special Education departments can visit the L.A. District Office of Transition Services website to find resources for transitioning to postsecondary life. Learn more by visiting the L.A. District Office of Transition Services website.