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Central Valley Promise

Student Centered. Career Focused.

The Central Valley Promise is a region-wide effort to promote college as a viable option for students. The Promise will ensure that if students and their parents pledge to do what it takes in middle and high school to prepare, college will be there for them in the future, guaranteed.

A Promise to Create Pathways to Higher Education

The Central Valley Promise is committed to our students, our communities and our state. The Central Valley is joining 150 cities across the country offering College Promise programs, which aim to increase college readiness, affordability and success. Throughout our region, education attainment levels are significantly lower than the state’s average, which impacts the employment, income level and quality of life of youth and families in our communities. The Central Valley Promise aims to improve college-going rates for students, create a culture of career-ready youth, enrich our communities and improve future outcomes for generations. Every Central Valley Promise Student Scholar who adheres to the Promise Pledge and finishes high school with a GPA of 2.7 or higher, are guaranteed financial incentives and will help guide students to degree completion at a community college, and beyond.

Invest in Central Valley Promise

The Central Valley needs your support to improve education and employment. Throughout our region, education attainment levels are significantly lower than the state’s average, which impacts the employment, income level and quality of life of youth and families in our communities. Together, with the Central Valley Promise, you can help improve college-going rates for students, create a culture of career-ready youth, enrich our communities and improve future outcomes for generations.

Your donation supports a college and career-ready future for Central Valley students.

 

Our Pledge

Central Valley Promise Provides Students With:

  • Information, services and resources to prepare for college and careers
  • College and career counseling/advising through middle and high school and while in college and/or university
  • Admission to community college with free tuition for their first semester
  • Priority registration to stay on track toward graduation

Student Pledge

Central Valley Promise Students Must:

  • Complete Central Valley Promise activities for grades 6-12 at the required level
  • Submit a community college Fall application in their senior year of high school
  • Fill out a Free Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA) application by March of their senior year of high school
  • Have either a-g requirements completed or successful progress in a CTE pathway
  • Register for community college classes the fall following high school graduation with a minimum of 15 units (aligned with Center for Creativity and the Arts and Central Valley Higher Education Consortium 15 to Finish Campaign)
  • Have a minimum high school Grade Point Average of 2.7
  • Fully matriculate: Student Educational Plan, complete the community college orientation
  • Do community service such as mentoring other students in the first semester in community college
  • Work toward an Associate Degree for Transfer degree or a certificate as articulated in Student Educational Plan
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A Promise to Put Every Student on a Path to Success