How to get to Community College?
How do I decide what I really want to do? (Activity)
* What SHORT TERM GOALS would I like to accomplish? What are my LIMITATIONS? What do I LIKE TO DO most?
* What are my LONG TERM GOALS? WHERE would I prefer to live?
* What are my WORK PREFERENCES? What ENVIRONMENT would I like to work in? What are my FINANCIAL OBJECTIVES?
Directions: Write down your answers and consider them carefully.
Community College Numbers
Study Results Concerning
A new study conducted by the Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy at Cal State Sacramento and reported by the Los Angeles Times found that the large majority of community college students failed to obtain a degree or transfer to a four-year institution. These students typically dropped out – some with a significant amount of debt and no degree to help them. In addition, only 40% of community college students achieved sufficient credit hours in school to boost their potential in the workforce.
The study also found a large disparity between minority and Caucasian students, with only 26% of African-American students and 22% of Latino students earning a degree, certification or transfer to a four-year university within six years. This compared to 37% of Caucasian students or 35% of Asian Pacific Islanders who saw success in community college. One possible reason for the difference is that many minority students in the California public school system find themselves in overcrowded classrooms with less access to qualified teachers and counselors.
•CAN BE CHALLENGING: NOT THE SAME AS HIGH SCHOOL
•NEED TO BE PREPARED: 90% TEST BELOW COLLEGE LEVEL MATH
•STUDENT DECIDES WHAT CLASS TO TAKE AND WHEN TO TAKE THE CLASS.
Are you a Dreamer? AB540 or DACA
THE DREAM ACT (ACRONYM FOR DEVELOPMENT, RELIEF, AND EDUCATION FOR ALIEN MINORS) IS AN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL FOR A MULTI-PHASE PROCESS FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS IN THE UNITED STATES THAT WOULD FIRST GRANT CONDITIONAL RESIDENCY AND UPON MEETING FURTHER QUALIFICATIONS, PERMANENT RESIDENCY.
DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA) IS AN AMERICAN IMMIGRATION POLICY THAT ALLOWS CERTAIN UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS WHO ENTERED THE COUNTRY BEFORE THEIR 16TH BIRTHDAY AND BEFORE JUNE 2007 TO RECEIVE A RENEWABLE TWO-YEAR WORK PERMIT AND EXEMPTION FROM DEPORTATION.
SEE YOUR COUNSELOR IF YOU ARE AN UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT! DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 2
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