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Academic Preparation = College Success

Academic Preparation Matters

Academic preparation is the California State University's (CSU) new approach for assessment of student’s English and math skills in high school and placement in first-year General Education (GE) English and math/quantitative reasoning courses.

MULTIPLE MEASURES

Multiple measures allows students different ways to assess their readiness for college-level coursework.

Explore Multiple Measures

FIRST YEAR PLACEMENT

First-time freshmen will enroll in GE English and math courses that align with their skills and career goals. The GE Estimator will help you determine your placement in these courses.

EARLY START PROGRAM

The Early Start Program affords first-time freshmen needing support the opportunity to enroll in a college-credit course the summer before their first year of college.

Early Start Overview

Academic Preparation is part of the CSU's Graduation Initiative. Explore more about the CSU's Graduation Initiative 2025.

Teacher Edgar Monroy Selected as a 2020-21 PLTW Outstanding Teacher

Congratulations to teacher Edgar Monroy who has been selected as a 2020-2021 PLTW Outstanding Teacher. His nomination is one of only 79 selected across the U.S. to earn the 2021-22 PLTW Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award! This nomination places him in the running to become PLTW Teacher of the year 2021-2022. 

"Last school year has pushed educators across the nation to come up with creative, engaging, and inspiring ways to connect students with meaningful learning experiences. Your nomination spoke volumes of Edgar Monroy's unwavering commitment to students.  

As a 2021-22 PLTW Outstanding Teacher, Edgar Monroy is eligible for the PLTW National Teacher of the Year award. We will announce and recognize the 2021-22 PLTW National Teacher of the Year in the coming weeks." - PLTW