Initiatives and Programs
The Santa Cruz County College and Career Collaborative is a partnership of educators, administrators, and counselors including ten K-12 school districts, three colleges, and the County Office of Education. The goal of the SCC Collaborative is to increase postsecondary access and attainment for all students in Santa Cruz County.
The Santa Cruz County College and Career Collaborative serves as a backbone for college and career readiness initiatives within the county by bringing together local educational organizations around a shared vision. The Collaborative facilitates and organizes a variety of countywide programs and initiatives to promote college and career readiness such as College and Career Week, annual elementary and middle school visits to colleges, ongoing teacher professional development for mathematics, counselor professional development, and cross-institutional mathematics articulation efforts. Some of these programs include:
- 4th grade Cabrillo College Experience
- 7th grade UCSC & CSUMB College Summits
- Grading Practice Project
- College and Career Week
- Mathematic Network Improvement Community
Additionally, the Collaborative works to support regional dual enrollment and CTE pathway initiatives in the county.