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Cal-SOAP

Students

Students that attend Kerman, Mendota, Tranquillity, and Firebaugh High School may request services by completing the following application 

Helpful Information

  • Be a California elementary or secondary school student and
  • Be low-income or
  • Be first in his or her family to attend college or
  • Be from a school or geographic region with documented low-eligibility or college going rates
  • Cal-SOAP services may be provided to community college students such as assisting with transferring to four-year institutions
  • To sign up for Cal-SOAP services, meet with a cal-soap peer advisor or academic tutor at your school and complete a Cal-SOAP application

  • Kerman Unified School District
    • Kerman Middle School
    • Kerman High School
  • Golden Plains Unified School District
    • Tranquillity High School
    • Tranquillity Elementary School
  • Mendota Unified School District
    • Mendota High School
  • Firebaugh Las Deltas Unified School District
    • Firebaugh High School

  • 7-12th grade peer advising
  • A-G Requirements
  • College Making It Happen workshops
  • Career Exploration workshops
  • College Application Assistance
  • College & University campus visits
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship presentations & workshops
  • Cash4College workshops
  • Annual College & Career Day
  • Career Technical Education presentations & workshops
  • Summer Academy Programs

 

Career Technical Education (CTE)

Career Technical Education (CTE) provides learners with the knowledge and skills they need to be prepared for college and careers. CTE gives purpose to learning by emphasizing real-world skills and practical knowledge within a selected career focus.

CTE Works for High School Students
High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, graduate at higher rates and typically go on to postsecondary education.

  • Participating in CTE is associated with a lower chance of dropping out and a higher chance of graduating on time.
  • The average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is 94%, compared to an overall graduation rate of 85%.
  • High school graduates who earn CTE credits are about as likely to enroll in postsecondary education as the overall student population.

CTE Works for College Students and Adults

Postsecondary CTE prepares students and adults for in-demand careers, and allows them to take on less debt.

  • Students can attend public community and technical colleges for a fraction of the cost of tuition at other institutions: $3,770, on average, in 2020-2021.
  • For workers with associate degrees, the percentage of “good jobs”— jobs that pay a median annual income of $55,000 or higher without a bachelor’s degree—grew by 83% between 1991 and 2016.
  • Individuals with associate degrees in CTE fields of study can earn $10,000 more per year than those with associate degrees in other fields.

Green 360 Career Catalyst provides you with the tools and information you need to learn more about different careers and education sectors especially in career technical education. To learn more and create an account, please visit Green360careerscatalyst.

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