High School

Whether you are a student, a parent or guardian, or a school representative, your role in this partnership is an important one. We've outlined pathways under the tabs below that briefly describe how we can continue to work together to ensure students' admission and success in college. 

Students: Are You Planning to Attend College? Here’s How to Get Noticed!

High school students who plan to attend a four-year college or university may gain a competitive advantage over their peers during the admissions process if they have completed college courses while still in high school. Saddleback College offers numerous course options to help college-bound students kick-start their post-secondary education. For more information, read this important letter from President Tod Burnett.

Parents: Here is everything you and your child need to know about Concurrent/Dual Enrollment – taking college courses while still in high school.

Recommended courses for Dual Enrollment

 

The Gaucho Guarantee

If a student following the recommended pathways and collaborative roles identified in the HSPP, Saddleback College guarantees that high school students who follow all of the recommended steps will have the tools to achieve success whether they seek to attend college, enter the workforce, join the military, or pursue any other pathway after high school.

High School Pathway at a Glance

High School Senior Year
  • Complete College Prep Courses
  • Attend Family Night
  • Apply to Saddleback College
  • Attend a Financial Aid workshop
  • Apply for Saddleback Scholarship
  • Complete Matriculation process
  • Attend Senior Day
  • Register for Counseling 1, 100, 140
  • Apply for Avid For Higher Education
High School Junior Year
  • Complete College Prep Courses
  • Attend College Fairs
  • Complete Matriculation process
  • Register for an English or math course. Can be either basic skills or transferrable
  • Take college or university tours
High School Sophmore Year
  • Complete College Prep Courses
  • Attend a Saddleback Information Session
  • Begin Investigating Articulated Career Pathway Classes
High School Freshman Year
  • Complete College Prep Courses
  • Attend a Saddleback Information Session
  • Attend a Strategies Class or Basic Skills Tutorial Module
  • Begin Investigating Career Options
High School Senior Year
  • Assist in the filing of your student's Financial Aid Application
  • Attend Saddleback's Family Night
  • Attend a Parent workshop at Saddleback
High School Junior Year
  • Attend college fairs with your student
  • Assist your student in researching colleges and universities
High School Sophmore Year
  • Discuss career options with your student
  • Start to visit college and university websites
  • Start investigating Financial Aid and scholarships
High School Freshman Year
  • Discuss potential career choices
  • Have your student start thinking about colleges and universities.
  • Support early work experience
  • Encourage extracurricular activities
High School Senior Year
  • Identify faculty for course alignment.
  • Attend Saddleback's President's Breakfast
  • Attend Saddleback's High School Partnership Conference
  • Continue ongoing relationships with Saddleback
High School Junior Year
  • Identify faculty for course alignment.
  • Administer the EAP
  • Assess students EAP results
  • Attend Saddleback's President's Breakfast
  • Attend Saddleback's High School Partnership Conference
  • Continue ongoing relationships with Saddleback
High School Sophmore Year
  • Administer the CAHSEE
  • Attend Saddleback's President's Breakfast
  • Attend Saddleback's High School Partnership Conference
  • Continue ongoing relationships with Saddleback
High School Freshman Year
  • Attend Saddlebacks President's Breakfast
  • Attend Saddleback's High School Partnership Conference
  • Continue ongoing relationships with Saddleback
High School Senior Year

Offer a variety of service to prepare the student for successful entrance to Saddleback College such as:

  • Family Night
  • Application workshops
  • Financial Aid workshops
  • Freshman Advantage Program
  • Counseling courses
  • Senior Day
  • Priority registration for fall term

Identify faculty for course alignment

High School Junior Year

Introduce students to Career Technical Education programs
Offer a variety of services to include:

  • Classroom presentations
  • Tours
  • College panels
  • Quad visits

Identify faculty for course alignment

High School Sophmore Year

Introduce students to Career Technical Education programs
Offer a variety of services to include:

  • Classroom presentations
  • Tours
  • College panels
  • Quad visits
High School Freshman Year

Introduce students to Career Technical Education programs
Offer a variety of services to include:

  • Classroom presentations
  • Tours
  • College panels
  • Quad visits

 

 

Related Information

High School Partnership Mini-Class Schedule for summer 2014 (view)

High School Partnership ESL Mini-Class Schedule for summer 2014 (view)

Programs & Services

Below is a brief list of Programs & Services provided at Saddleback College. For a complete list of Student Services Programs, please view the Student Services webpage, www.saddleback.edu/vpss

High School Partnership Program

Prepares and supports students for the rigors of college coursework and leads students to success after high school. 

 

After-School Experience

Fun and enriching after-school activities offered on local school campuses that increase children’s intellectual and social well-being. 

Basic Skills

Coursework designed to prepare students for success with college-level courses while supporting them to reach their educational goals.

Career Events

Events offered during specific milestone grades that give children the opportunity to explore career options. 

College For Kids

Fun and enriching summer activities, offered on the college campus that provide children with the experience of college life. 

College For Kids/Teens

Fun and enriching summer activities offered on the college campus that provide teens with the experience of college life. 

Concurrent Enrollment

Opportunity for qualified K-8 students who wish to study in advanced scholastic and vocational areas. Special Admits enroll in regular college classes, gain college credits, and establish a permanent college transcript. 

CTE Programs

Coursework directly related to the high demand skills required to obtain employment in current or emerging occupations. 

Dual Enrollment

Coursework in which high school students receive college credit as well as credit from their high school. 

Honors Program

An interdisciplinary effort to develop exceptional talent, ability, and scholarship in highly motivated students.

Junior Gauchos Outreach

K-8 outreach efforts to bring the college experience to the youth of the South Orange County Community. 

Outreach & Recruitment

K-12 and community outreach efforts to bring the college experience to more members of the South Orange County Community. 

Summer Experience

Fun and enriching summer activities offered on local school campuses that increase children’s intellectual and social well-being. 

Youth Aquatics

Swim lessons for children, offered on the college campus that increase children’s swimming and safety skills. 

 


 

Photo: Recreation Staff, Saddleback College Student, and ASG Member.